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James J. Sarconi

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James J. Sarconi is a shareholder with the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, banking, finance, commercial loan workouts, and the representation of creditors in bankruptcy. Jim received his Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2003 and has been honored with the Rising Star distinction by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2010.

Jim is admitted to practice in Michigan, New York, U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is also a member of the Michigan Bar Association and Macomb County Bar Association.

Jim's diverse practice history has provided him with the tools to evaluate/assess risks associated with a myriad of lending vehicles and the ability to foresee loan servicing and liquidation problems before they occur. His practice extends to real estate finance, documentation, and securitization.

Jim is well known and regarded in representing both sellers and buyers of commercial debt instruments. His evaluation skills are critical in determining the enforceability of loan documents, collectability of borrowers and guarantors, and the likely value of collateral on disposition, as well as in structuring loan sale agreements and sale leaseback transactions. Clients routinely seek out his assistance with
performing due diligence relative to real property as well as personal property, Article 9 transactions.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2003
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 2005


  • Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    J.D., 2003
  • Michigan State University
    B.A., 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star, Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010-2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • ABA Regional Negotiation Competition, Finalist, 2002-2003
  • ABA National Moot Court Competition, Finalist, 2003 - present
  • Chelsea Park Subdivision Homeowners Association, Board Member, 2007-2014

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