Julie Beth Teicher is a shareholder in the firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Debtor-Creditor Rights Practice Group as well as the firm’s Financial Services and Real Property Litigation Group. She concentrates her practice on business-related insolvency and bankruptcy matters, handling cases in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. District Court and State court proceedings. Ms. Teicher is recognized and respected for her expertise in insolvency-related matters.
Her clients include debtors, creditors, receivers, purchasers and parties in interest in bankruptcy and receivership matters in both state and federal courts. Ms. Teicher has served as a court-appointed receiver and as the trustee of a liquidating trust established pursuant to Delaware law. In particular, she has worked on a number of hospital bankruptcy matters over the years, representing a variety of clients in various cases. Ms. Teicher has extensive experience representing creditors in consumer debtor cases filed under chapters 11, 13 and 7. These creditors include various financial institutions, real estate companies, title companies, landlords and trustees.
In addition to courts in Michigan, Ms. Teicher has represented clients in bankruptcy matters in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Texas and Ohio. She also serves as local counsel for out of state attorneys who have matters in Michigan courts, including state, federal and bankruptcy courts.
Ms. Teicher is AV rated in Martindale Hubbell and is included in its registry of preeminent women lawyers. She has been recognized as a Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine in the area of bankruptcy, recognized as a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial and Creditor's Rights/Commercial Collections Law, named in the Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy since 2010, and in 2018 in the practice area of Commercial Litigation. Ms. Teicher has been named the Best Lawyers® Detroit Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year" for 2019. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored with a "Lawyer of the Year" award. She has been recognized in the Michigan edition of Super Lawyers® in the practice areas of Business Bankruptcy, Business Litigation and Creditor/Debtor Rights. Ms. Teicher has been recognized by Super Lawyers® as one of the Top Women Lawyers for Business Bankruptcy. In 2019, she was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals.
A Certified Bankruptcy Court Mediator, Ms. Teicher has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law at various times since 2006, and has been a presenter at a number of seminars, including as a speaker at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, Veteran’s Day Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference (now known as the ABI Hon. Steven W. Rhodes Consumer Bankruptcy Conference) and other seminars, as well as presentations on receiverships in commercial real estate matters, alternatives to bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights in the metal forming business sector.
James Madison College, Michigan State University,
East Lansing, Michigan, Bachelor of Arts, with honors, 1978
University of Detroit,
Detroit, Michigan, Juris Doctor, 1982
Professional Memberships and Bar Admissions
State Bar of Michigan
Member, Business Law Section, Bankruptcy Committee, Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee
Federal Bar Association, Detroit Chapter
Former Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Section, Eastern District of Michigan
American Bankruptcy Institute
American College of Bankruptcy
State Bar of Michigan, admitted 1982
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Eighth Circuits
Pro hac basis to various bankruptcy courts throughout the country