Joseph J. Kochanek - Bodman PLC

Joseph J. Kochanek

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Mr. Kochanek represents lenders in secured and unsecured loan originations, including multi-currency loan facilities, syndicated credit arrangements, and loans secured by stock and other assets located outside the United States, principally in Europe, Mexico, South America, and the Pacific Rim.

He also has substantial experience in commercial mortgage financings, both construction and end loans, and other real estate transactions, and in commercial financing and real estate transactions in non-traditional settings, representing foundations and community development corporations in urban revitalization projects. Mr. Kochanek has also been involved in numerous troubled loan workouts, industry syndicated loans, and loans secured by foreign collateral, both inside and outside of bankruptcy.

Mr. Kochanek has worked with banks to develop standard commercial loan documentation and lending procedures manuals, and has lectured for the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education on secured transactions under UCC Article 9.

University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1976
American Bar AssociationDetroit Metropolitan Bar Association

Client Comments

"Joseph Kochanek is an absolutely outstanding attorney. He understands the business issues at hand and can quickly finds appropriate solutions while protecting our interest. His ability to work with other firms to resolve issues is among the best in the country."

-William B. Murdock
Senior Managing Director - Corporate Finance
Comerica Bank

"Joseph Kochanek is an absolutely outstanding attorney. He understands the business issues at hand and quickly finds appropriate solutions while protecting our interests. His ability to work with other firms to resolve issues is among the best in the country."

-William B. Murdock
Senior Managing Director - Corporate Finance
Comerica Bank

Office Location

Ford Field, Sixth Floor
1901 Saint Antoine Street
Detroit, MI 48226
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Detroit Metro Area
Joseph J. Kochanek has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law