Mr. Bakst represents clients in the areas of creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, reorganization and insolvency. He regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, trustees and creditors’ committees in loan workout and other negotiations and in state and federal courts.
Mr. Bakst recently completed his second term as a board member of the Detroit Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. He served as chairperson of the Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan from 1996 to 2000 and is a member of numerous other bankruptcy and creditors’ rights related organizations. He often lectures in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.
Mr. Bakst served as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals of the City of Oak Park from 1996 to 2000. He also served as a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Detroit Jewish News and on the board of the Detroit Chapter of the American Jewish Committee.
Mr. Bakst is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 under Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, and in Michigan Super Lawyers 2007-2009 under Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights. He is also AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Before joining the Firm, Mr. Bakst served as a law clerk for a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.