Gordon J. Toering - Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Gordon J. Toering

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 616-752-2185

Gordon Toering focuses his practice in two primary areas: (1) bankruptcy, creditors' rights, collection and insolvency law; and (2) commercial and business law, including drafting and negotiating dealer, distribution and supply contracts and representing clients in connection with related disputes, preparing loan documentation and providing advice in secured transactions.

Representative Experience
  • Bankruptcy, creditors' rights and insolvency law

    • Represented creditors in numerous Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies in bankruptcy courts across the country, including matters pertaining to plans of reorganization, leases and other executory contracts (such as supply contracts), critical vendor issues, reclamation claims, vendor priority claims under Section 503(b)(9) and other related matters
    • Defended and pursued adversary proceedings, including numerous preference and fraudulent conveyance claims
    • Representation of Chapter 11 debtors, Unsecured Creditors' Committees, Chapter 7 trustees and court appointed receivers, either individually or as part of WNJ team
    • Representation of clients in Section 363 bankruptcy sales
    • Represented numerous trade vendors in enforcing pre-bankruptcy rights, such as making demands for adequate assurance of performance and termination of supply contracts
    • Represented purchasers of assets in sales under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, as well as collateral surrender agreements
    • Filed construction liens (i.e., mechanics' liens) for material suppliers and contractors; prosecuted and defended numerous construction lien foreclosure cases
    • Pursued and defended judicial foreclosures; also experience with foreclosure by advertisement and deeds in lieu of foreclosure
    • Receivership proceedings, including representation of receivers as well as other parties in interest
    • Representation of clients in connection with dealer relationships, including termination issues and loans to financially troubled dealers
    • Routinely represent creditors in collection cases from small to large amounts, including claims on account, guarantees, secured creditors seeking to recover their collateral by claim and delivery (replevin) actions

University of MichiganUniversity of MichiganJ.D. 1991

Client Comments

"Gordon is bright, knowledgeable, and patient. He is extremely helpful in articulating the intricacies of insolvency law to non-lawyers (my clients), and is caring and considerate on a personal, as well as a professional level. He is incredibly attentive to our needs as an institution, and everyone at my company, lawyers and non-lawyers, puts a lot of faith in his judgment and recommendations."

Office Location

Fifth Third Center, Suite 900
111 Lyon Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2487
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Chapter 12, Collections, Commercial, Creditor Committees, Creditors' Rights, Workouts and Restructurings)

Other Information

Gender: Male