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Shannon L. Deeby

Senior Attorney
Office

Birmingham

151 S. Old Woodward
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Fax: 248.988.2504
Practice Areas
Corporate Restructuring & BankruptcyLitigation
Education
J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1999
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1995
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., W.D. of Michigan
Membership
State Bar of Michigan

Shannon L. Deeby

Senior Attorney

Shannon L. Deeby is a senior attorney in the firm’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group concentrating her practice in the areas of corporate and public-sector reorganization, creditors’ rights, and commercial and bankruptcy-related litigation. Shannon also practices in the area of family law, with a special expertise addressing issues involving the intersection of bankruptcy and family law.

Shannon has extensive experience representing distressed businesses and individuals, creditors’ committees, secured and unsecured creditors, franchisors, and other parties in interest in federal and state courts in Michigan and in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, municipal finance, and gaming. Shannon regularly prosecutes and defends fraudulent transfer and preference avoidance actions, and non-dischargeability actions. 

Some of Shannon’s representative matters include:

  • Counsel to the Detroit Retirement Systems in the Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy case of the City of Detroit, Michigan.
  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case Greektown Holdings LLC, involving a hotel and casino gaming complex with annual revenues of approximately $300 million.
  • Counsel to the Trustee of the Greektown Distribution Trust, a trust established to reconcile unsecured claims and distribute $10 Million in accordance with the terms of the joint plans of reorganization confirmed in the Greektown Holdings, LLC Chapter 11 case.
  • Counsel to the Litigation Trustee of the Greektown Litigation Trust in the prosecution of a multi-million dollar fraudulent transfer action.
  • Counsel to the Liquidating Trustee in the Chapter 11 case Plastech Engineered Products, Inc., in the prosecution of numerous avoidance actions.
  • Counsel to several automotive suppliers in the Motors Liquidation Company (f/k/a General Motors Corporation), Old Carco LLC (f/k/a Chrysler LLC), and DPH Holdings Corporation (f/k/a Delphi Corporation) Chapter 11 cases.

Shannon lectures on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights topics for various legal and industry associations, including Chapter 9 bankruptcy issues.  Shannon’s speaking engagements include:

  • “Intellectual Property & Bankruptcy – It Is Hard to Reconcile Many Thorny Issues at the Crossroads”, 32nd Annual National CLE Bankruptcy Conference sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association, Vail, Colorado, January 10, 2015.
  • “The City of Detroit Bankruptcy – When Wall Street Intersects Main Street:  An Overview of the Politics, Process and Pensions”, Allegheny County Bar Association’s 52nd Annual Bench Bar Conference, Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, June 19, 2014.
  •  “Chapter 9 – The Detroit Case”, 2014 TMA Great Lakes Regional Conference, Painesville, Ohio, May 30, 2014.
  • “American College of Bankruptcy Chapter 9 Panel Discussion”, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 10, 2014.

Shannon is the co-author of Bankruptcy in the Construction Setting and the Builders' Trust Fund Act Warranties and the Economic Loss Doctrine, Michigan Construction Law Manual, Chapter 10, Thomson Reuters/West Publishing (updated annually). Shannon also co-authored “On a Collision Course:  Section 546(e) and Leveraged Buyouts” for The Ins and Outs of LBOs for the American Bankruptcy Institute Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, June 2013.  She was selected as a Top Lawyer by DBusiness magazine in 2013.

Shannon also serves on and is the chairperson of Clark Hill’s Leadership Forum, which creates opportunities and programming to support the professional goals of Clark Hill’s associates and senior attorneys. 

Experiences

Counsel to several automotive suppliers in the Motors Liquidation Company (f/k/a General Motors Corporation), Old Carco LLC (f/k/a Chrysler LLC), and DPH Holdings Corporation (f/k/a Delphi Corporation) Chapter 11 cases

Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case Greektown Holdings LLC, involving a hotel and casino gaming complex with annual revenues of approximately $300 million

Counsel to the Trustee of the Greektown Distribution Trust, a trust established to reconcile unsecured claims and distribute $10 Million in accordance with the terms of the joint plans of reorganization confirmed in the Greektown Holdings, LLC Chapter 11 case

Counsel to the Liquidating Trustee in the Chapter 11 case Plastech Engineered Products, Inc., in connection with the liquidation of a Tier 1 automotive supplier which had annual revenues of approximately $1.4 billion

Counsel to the Litigation Trustee of the Greektown Litigation Trust in the prosecution of a multi-million dollar fraudulent transfer action