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Kelly A. Myers

Kelly A. Myers

Managing Partner
Location:
Howell, Michigan
Phone:
517-376-3047 (Direct Line)
Fax:
517-540-1701
Email:

KELLY A. MYERS received her Bachelor of Arts from Alma College in 1990, where she majored in History and Business with a pre-law emphasis. She also studied at the London School of Economics while attaining her Bachelor of Arts.

In 1993, Ms. Myers received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Detroit School of Law, and a Master of Business Administration, High Honors, from the University of Detroit. She was Executive Editor of the University of Detroit Law Review, served on the University of Detroit Moot Court Board of Directors and National Entertainment Team, was inducted into the Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society and Order of the Barristers, was elected to serve in the American Inns of Court, and was awarded a Presidential Scholarship.

After receiving her J.D. and M.B.A., Ms. Myers clerked for the Honorable Steven W. Rhodes, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan, and served as an extern for the Honorable George E. Woods, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Ms. Myers was also an adjunct professor of Legal Writing at the University of Detroit School of Law.

In 2004, Ms. Myers started Myers & Myers, PLLC. Ms. Myers' practice focuses on real estate (transactional and litigation), commercial litigation, corporate law, creditor rights, bankruptcy and banking. Ms. Myers represents national lenders, title companies, real estate licensees, builders/contractors, small business entrepreneurs, mid-sized businesses and associations, including the Small Business Association of Michigan and the Home Builders Association of Livingston County.

Ms. Myers was admitted to the Bar, 1993, Michigan; 1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan; 1996, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2002, U.S. Supreme Court. Member: American Bankruptcy Institute; Livingston County Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan; American Bar Association. Lecturer: "Loan Workout and Collateral Liquidation in Michigan," Lorman Education Services, 2002; "Selected Topics in Structuring and Operating a Business in Michigan," Lorman Education Services, 2003; "Professional Retention and Compensation Issues in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Cases," American Bankruptcy Institute, 2004; "Litigation Skills Consumer: Valuation, Evidence, Burden of Proof," American Bankruptcy Institute, 2007; "Real Property: Avoidance and Defenses," Federal Bar Association, W.D. Michigan, 2007; "Foreclosures & Leasing Liability," Michigan Association of REALTORS Brokers Summit; "Earmarking Issues Arising with New Mortgages and the New Bankruptcy Code," Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Michigan; "Legal Issues in Loan Documentation," Michigan Banker's Association, May 2012.

Areas of Practice

  • Banking and Finance
  • Banking and Loan Enforcement Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Formation and Transactions
  • Creditor Rights/Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Distressed Company Work-Outs
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions; Commercial and Residential
  • Estate and Trust Administration and Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2002

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • Juris Doctor magna cum laude
    • Honors: Moot Court Board of Directors
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: Presidential Scholarship
    • Honors: American Inns of Court
    • Honors: Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society
    • Law Review: University of Detroit Law Review, Executive Editor
  • University of Detroit, Detroit, MI
    • Master of Business Administration - 1993
    • Honors: High Honors
  • Alma College, Alma, MI
    • Bachelor of Arts cum laude - 1990
    • Major: History and Business - Pre-Law Emphasis

Representative Clients

  • Land America Financial Services
  • Bank of America
  • KeyBank National Association
  • Small Business Association of Michigan
  • First National Bank in Howell

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing, University of Detroit School of Law
  • Lecturer, "Loan Workout and Collateral Liquidation in Michigan,", Lorman Education Services, 2002
  • Lecturer, "Selected Topics in Structuring and Operating a Business in Michigan,", Lorman Education Services, 2003
  • Lecturer, "Professional Retention and Compensation Issues in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Cases,", American Bankruptcy Institute, 2004
  • Lecturer, "Litigation Skills Consumer: Valuation, Evidence, Burden of Proof,", American Bankruptcy Institute, 2007
  • Lecturer, "Real Property: Avoidance and Defenses," Federal Bar Association, W.D. Michigan, 2007
  • Lecturer, "Lease Purchase: What are the Options?", Home Builders of Livingston County, 2007
  • Lecturer, "Foreclosure and Leasing Liablity", Michigan Association of REALTORS, Broker Summit Conference, 2008
  • Lecturer, "Earmarking Issues Arising with New Mortgages and the New Bankruptcy Code", Michigan Real Property Law Section of Michigan, "Groundbreaker" Breakfast Roundtable, 2008
  • Lecturer, "Judgment Enforcement" , Lorman Education Services, 2011
  • Lecturer, "Legal Issues in Loan Documentation", Michigan Banker's Association , May 8, 2012 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Michigan Land Title Standards Committee, Member
  • Livingston County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Home Builders Association of Livingston County, Board of Directors / Legal Counsel
  • Michigan Bankers Association, Member