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Susan M. "Sue"
Cook

  • Partner

When I take on a restructuring client, I get to know every aspect of their business and learn their leverage points. I truly enjoy this process and find it satisfying to gather and distill the information to create a plan that positions the organization on the path to recovery and success. In addition, it’s very gratifying to me to help preserve people’s livelihoods.

Bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer Sue Cook draws on more than 40 years of experience in the areas of business reorganization, commercial litigation and business transactions. Sue represents both purchasers and sellers in sales of businesses and banks, handling the drafting and review of loan documentation. She also advises distressed businesses and creditors in out-of-court and bankruptcy reorganizations.

  • Special Assistant Attorney General for the Michigan Gaming Control Board in the Greektown Casino cases.
  • Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan in the City of Detroit Chapter 9 bankruptcy case.
  • Represented clients in bankruptcy courts across the country.
  • Mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
  • Represented automotive suppliers and customers in bankruptcy courts across the nation.
  • Special Assistant Attorney General for the Michigan Gaming Control Board in the Greektown Casino cases.
  • Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan in the City of Detroit Chapter 9 bankruptcy case.
  • Represented clients in bankruptcy courts across the country.
  • Mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
  • Represented automotive suppliers and customers in bankruptcy courts across the nation.
  • Restructuring Debt for Small Businesses and Family Farmers Post COVID-19,” Warner Webinar, July 22, 2020
  • Feeling the Cash Crunch? How to Manage Distressed Customers in the Uncertainty of COVID-19,” Warner Webinar, May 20, 2020
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Webinar, “Best Practices for Addressing Troubled Customers”
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Webinar, “Financially Distressed Suppliers—Applying Best Practices”
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Bankruptcy Seminar, “Lenders’ Claims, Under Make-Whole Provisions”
  • Federal Bar Association Western Michigan Bankruptcy Section, “New Value Exception”
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Bankruptcy Seminar, “Ethics – New Officer/Insider Compensation Issues and Risks”
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, “Key Employee Compensation Outside the Ordinary Course of Business and the Bankruptcy Code Prior to and After the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act”
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “Tooling in Troubled Times”
  • American Bankruptcy Institute 9th Annual Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, “The Nuts & Bolts of Chapter 11”
  • Federal Bar Association Western Michigan Bankruptcy Section, “Alternative Dispute Resolution”
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Bankruptcy Seminar, “Distressed Farm Operations – Chapter 12 vs. Chapter 11”
  • Federal Bar Association Western Michigan Bankruptcy Section Seminar, “Intersection of State Court Foreclosures/Receivership and Bankruptcy”
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Bankruptcy Seminar, “Farm/Agribusiness – Distressed farm operations, Chapter 12 vs. Chapter 11”
  • Federal Bar Association Western Bankruptcy Seminar, “Receiverships & Bankruptcy”
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Susan M. "Sue"
Cook

  • Partner
MidlandDetroit

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When I take on a restructuring client, I get to know every aspect of their business and learn their leverage points. I truly enjoy this process and find it satisfying to gather and distill the information to create a plan that positions the organization on the path to recovery and success. In addition, it’s very gratifying to me to help preserve people’s livelihoods.

Bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer Sue Cook draws on more than 40 years of experience in the areas of business reorganization, commercial litigation and business transactions. Sue represents both purchasers and sellers in sales of businesses and banks, handling the drafting and review of loan documentation. She also advises distressed businesses and creditors in out-of-court and bankruptcy reorganizations.

  • Restructuring Debt for Small Businesses and Family Farmers Post COVID-19,” Warner Webinar, July 22, 2020
  • Feeling the Cash Crunch? How to Manage Distressed Customers in the Uncertainty of COVID-19,” Warner Webinar, May 20, 2020
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Webinar, “Best Practices for Addressing Troubled Customers”
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Webinar, “Financially Distressed Suppliers—Applying Best Practices”
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Bankruptcy Seminar, “Lenders’ Claims, Under Make-Whole Provisions”
  • Federal Bar Association Western Michigan Bankruptcy Section, “New Value Exception”
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Bankruptcy Seminar, “Ethics – New Officer/Insider Compensation Issues and Risks”
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, “Key Employee Compensation Outside the Ordinary Course of Business and the Bankruptcy Code Prior to and After the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act”
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, “Tooling in Troubled Times”
  • American Bankruptcy Institute 9th Annual Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, “The Nuts & Bolts of Chapter 11”
  • Federal Bar Association Western Michigan Bankruptcy Section, “Alternative Dispute Resolution”
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Bankruptcy Seminar, “Distressed Farm Operations – Chapter 12 vs. Chapter 11”
  • Federal Bar Association Western Michigan Bankruptcy Section Seminar, “Intersection of State Court Foreclosures/Receivership and Bankruptcy”
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Bankruptcy Seminar, “Farm/Agribusiness – Distressed farm operations, Chapter 12 vs. Chapter 11”
  • Federal Bar Association Western Bankruptcy Seminar, “Receiverships & Bankruptcy”