Steven G. Howell

Steven G. Howell


Dickinson Wright PLLC

Recognized since 2007

Detroit, Michigan

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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Steve Howell has been practicing for over 40 years as a bankruptcy and insolvency lawyer providing a broad range of services in the distressed business context. A significant part of Steve’s practice is spent counseling lenders in troubled loan matters throughout the workout process, including exit strategies, refinancings, restructures, sales, out-of-court and court proceedings, bankruptcy and liquidation. Steve has also represented borrowers, creditors’ committees, creditors and purchasers of financially distressed companies. He is currently serving as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan as lead bankruptcy counsel on behalf of the State of Michigan in the Chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed by the City of Detroit. In addition, he serves as counsel to the Detroit Financial Review Commission which is responsible for reviewing and approving certain activities by the City of Detroit and reviewing compliance with the City's plan of adjustment confirmed by the bankruptcy court in November of 2014. Increasingly, Steve has been called upon to mediate matters in both state and federal courts.

In addition to his practice responsibilities, Steve serves as the Firm's Executive Director of Community and Client Relations, focusing on increasing the visibility and involvement of Dickinson Wright in its communities and complementing the business development activities and efforts of the Firm and his colleagues. He has previously served as Practice Department Manager of the Banking, Bankruptcy, and Municipal Finance groups at Dickinson Wright for eight years.

Location

  • 500 Woodward Avenue, Suite 4000
    Detroit, MI 48226-3425

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Banking and Finance Law, Detroit (2022)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Detroit (2021)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Detroit (2018)
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Detroit (2016)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Detroit (2014)
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Detroit (2013)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Detroit (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Special Focus

  • Banking
  • Chapter 12
  • Commercial
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Lender Liability
  • Out-of-Court Workouts
  • Workouts and Restructurings

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