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News | July 8, 2024
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Susan M. Cook and Rozanne M. Giunta Recognized as Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers by Lawdragon

Susan M. Cook and Rozanne M. Giunta with Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, have been recognized again in Lawdragon’s annual list of 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers.

Cook and Giunta are featured in the U.S. guide, which highlights attorneys “who can make all the difference for a business, debtor or creditor and have done so time and time again.” Attorneys are nominated by their colleagues and peers for the honor, then vetted through independent research. Cook has been recognized for her work in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, especially litigation. Giunta has been recognized for her work in bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency.

Cook is an attorney with nearly 45 years of experience in the areas of bankruptcy, business reorganization, commercial litigation and business transactions. She has represented distressed businesses of all types, including automotive, health care and hospitality, in both bankruptcy and out-of-court reorganizations. She has represented both purchasers and sellers in the sale of businesses, with an emphasis on the purchase and sale of distressed businesses. She regularly represents automotive customers and suppliers in distressed supply chain issues. This is the third time she has received this recognition.

Cook serves on the Stewardship Committee for the Bay Area Community Foundation. She is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and Bay County Bar Association, where she serves on the executive board. Additionally, Cook is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Giunta is a partner who has more than 45 years of experience representing secured creditors, debtors and creditors’ committees and trustees in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings, loan workouts, defense of preference claims, collection suits, foreclosure actions and related matters. Prior to formal filings, she works with businesses to structure transactions designed to anticipate bankruptcy problems. This is the fourth time she has received this recognition.

Giunta is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and serves as its Sixth Circuit regent. She also serves on several committees for the American College Bankruptcy – including its DEI Committee – and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Both have been recognized by Best Lawyers® and Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine for years. In addition, Cook was named the Troy 2021 Bankruptcy Litigation Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers while Giunta received the honor in 2018. Giunta was also named Top 50 Women Attorneys in 2023 by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine.

Cook was inducted into the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame in 2021, named to the top 50 women Super Lawyers for the state of Michigan in 2012 and recognized as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2017 “Women in the Law.” Both were honored with the Federal Bar Association Barbara J. Rom Award for Excellence in Bankruptcy.

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