Kathleen O

Kathleen O'Callaghan Hickey

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Ms. Hickey represents lenders in loan originations. Her practice encompasses secured transactions, loan workouts, and counseling lenders on lender liability and loan structure issues.

Ms. Hickey’s practice also includes middle market lending, asset based loans, healthcare, educational institution and religious organization financing, international lending, captive insurance financing, private lending, real estate financing, multi-rate, multi-currency loans and facilities, agented and syndicated loan facilities, and letters of credit and other liquidity facilities supporting tax exempt and industrial development bonds.

Ms. Hickey is a member of Bodman’s Executive Committee, which manages the Firm’s day to day business affairs.  She also serves on the Walsh College Foundation Board of Directors. 

Before joining the Firm, Ms. Hickey clerked for the Honorable Richard M. Maher of the Michigan Court of Appeals. She has lectured for the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education on commercial loan documentation matters.

Additional Information

Court Admissions — Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Michigan State UniversityBA 1977University of Detroit School of LawJ.D. 1984
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association American Bar Association

Client Comments

"Kathy Hickey is a tremendously valuable resource when it comes to navigating through legal issues on our way to closing a piece of new business. In any transaction, there are pitfalls that can entirely derail the process. Kathy is proficient at anticipating those pitfalls and finding working solutions around them to ultimately end in a successful transaction."

-Steve Dicker
PNC/ National City Bank

"Kathleen O'Callaghan is a very professional and responsive attorney."

"Larry Sommers is knowledgeable and experienced. He provides timely and effective legal services. He is well-regarded in the legal and banking community. He is also very personable."

"Kathy feels like one of my co-workers. She's personable, relatable, makes sure I understand the legal issues at hand, and is always responsive and timely."

-Erica Knoll
Vice President
Comerica Bank

Office Location

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

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Asset-Based Lending, Bond Finance, Commercial Finance, Letters of Credit, Loan Documentation, Mortgage, Secured Transactions, Transactions)