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May 2022

Ari M. Charlip Joins Gordon & Rees as Partner in Detroit Office

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani welcomes Ari M. Charlip as a partner in the firm’s Detroit, Michigan office. He joins the firm's Real Estate, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights, and Franchise Law practice groups.

His practice focuses on real estate litigation, commercial & business litigation, and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loan workouts, litigation and enforcement actions. As a nationally recognized legal authority in the CMBS industry, Mr. Charlip has handled numerous litigation matters throughout the Midwest for his CMBS clients. Mr. Charlip also represents residential loan servicers in litigation matters throughout the country. His broad background includes assisting financial institutions and real estate related entities in complicated foreclosure matters and lien priority disputes as well as defending financial institutions in TILA, RESPA, and FDCPA claims. He has considerable experience defending mortgage servicers and corporations in class actions under the TCPA.

With an additional focus on the practice of Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights, he is skilled at helping clients navigate the complex legal process in Bankruptcy Court and has handled a broad spectrum of sophisticated bankruptcy matters throughout the country.

"Ari is an exceptional attorney, and we are very pleased he has joined Gordon & Rees," said John Eads, Managing Partner of the Detroit office.  "His broad experience in commercial, financial, and bankruptcy litigation will be a tremendous asset to clients in Michigan, Ohio, and across the country."

Mr. Charlip represents large financial institutions, asset managers, mortgage servicers, title insurance underwriters, large corporations, real estate related entities and franchisors in the healthcare industry in all aspects of litigation in throughout the country both in state and federal courts. He also has a depth of experience in commercial real estate acquisition, business and finance transactions, loan workouts, leasing and landlord/tenant disputes.

He is admitted to practice in Michigan and Ohio. He earned this law degree from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and his undergraduate degree from University of Michigan. 

Ari M. Charlip