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Jan 2017
January 25, 2017

Two Experienced Bay City Restructuring Attorneys Join Warner Norcross

Susan M. Cook and Rozanne M. Giunta, two leading bankruptcy and reorganization attorneys from Bay City, have joined the law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

The pair bring more than 60 years of combined experience in all facets of bankruptcy and workouts for individuals and financially troubled companies to the firm. They will practice in the Midland and Southfield offices of Warner Norcross and serve clients throughout the United States and Canada.
“We are delighted to welcome Sue and Rozanne to Warner Norcross,” said Jonathan E. Lauderbach, executive partner in charge of the Midland office. “They are nationally recognized as tremendously talented and well-respected bankruptcy practitioners who are both practical and fierce when it comes to representing their clients.
“They are welcome additions to our Midland office, which continues to grow as we serve an increasingly broad range of clients and industries throughout the region.”
Prior to joining Warner Norcross, they practiced for more than 30 years together as principals at Lambert Leser in Bay City.
Cook represents dozens of individuals and corporations in the automotive, healthcare, gaming, recreation, senior care and chemical industries, including Fortune 500 companies.
She began her career in marketing with Whirlpool Corp., where she served in several positions. As part of her training, she learned to analyze financial statements to solve problems and assist dealers in improving their performance.
Active professionally and personally, Cook is a member of the Bay County Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and Federal Bar Association. She is also a member of the Commercial Law League of America and the American Bankruptcy Institute, where she has held several leadership roles. She has been named to Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers of Michigan, earning a spot in the list of the Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers in 2010.
In 2015, Cook was inducted as a fellow into the American College of Bankruptcy. She was the 2016 recipient of the annual Barbara Rom award for “Excellence in Bankruptcy” given by the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan. She also serves as a director of the Bay County Women’s Center Board and McLaren Bay Foundation Board, where she also serves on the Stewardship Committee.
Giunta also represents individuals and corporations of all sizes, including auto dealerships, hospitals, life care facilities, manufacturers, hotels and banks. She concentrates her practice in bankruptcy, workouts and commercial transactions.
Active professionally and personally, Giunta is a member of the Bay County Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, where she chairs the Debtor and Creditors’ Rights Committee of the Real Property Law Section, and the Federal Bar Association. She is also a member of the Commercial Law League of America, American Bankruptcy Institute and the advisory committee to the Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Michigan.
Giunta is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. She has been named to Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers of Michigan.
She currently serves on the Foundation Board for the American College of Bankruptcy and on the Finance Council and Long-Term Financial Planning Committee for the Diocese of Saginaw Michigan. She has served on the board of the Boys and Girls Club, where she is also a past president. She has also served on the YWCA and Bay Area Catholic School Advisory Board.
Both Giunta and Cook are trained mediators and members of the Facilitative Mediation Panel for the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court.
About Warner Norcross

By providing discerning and proactive legal advice, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP builds a better partnership with its clients.  Warner Norcross is a corporate law firm with 230 attorneys practicing in eight offices throughout Michigan: Grand Rapids, Southfield, Macomb County, Midland, Muskegon, Kalamazoo, Holland and Lansing.  To learn more, follow us on Twitter @WNJLLP or connect on LinkedIn.
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