Mr. Diehl represents clients in complex business law matters and commercial transactions with a focus on debtor-creditor rights and bankruptcy. He represents lenders in out-of-court workouts and in bankruptcy proceedings involving all types of businesses and collateral, especially automotive-related businesses and real estate and construction businesses. He has special expertise in matters relating to postpetition financing, lifting the automatic stay, and maximizing realization of collateral value.
Mr. Diehl has documented numerous complex, high risk financial transactions, highly leveraged financings and asset based loans. He has expertise with syndicated loans, loan participations, foreign currency loans, and banker’s acceptances. Mr. Diehl has extensive experience in counseling lenders on loan structure and lender liability issues and in defending lenders on lender liability claims, especially those relating to the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, fiduciary duty, equitable subordination, and fraudulent transfer.
Mr. Diehl is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 (for over 10 years) under Bankruptcy and Debtor Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 under the categories Banking and Finance Law, Litigation-Banking & Finance, and Litigation-Bankruptcy. He is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012 under Banking & Finance: Bankruptcy (achieving the highest “first band” ranking), in Michigan Super Lawyers 2007 under “The Top 100,” and Michigan Super Lawyers 2012 under Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights. He was a national finalist for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (March 2011). He is listed as a 2012 Top Lawyer by DBusiness magazine. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Diehl is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, Detroit Chapter. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion and of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.