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Robert J Diehl Jr

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Practice Areas

Represents clients in complex business law matters and commercial transactions with a focus on lending, debtor-creditor rights, and bankruptcy. Represents lenders in out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy proceedings involving all types of businesses and collateral, especially automotive, environmental, oil and gas, real estate, and construction. Documents complex, high-risk financial transactions, highly leveraged financings, and asset-based loans. Counsels lenders on loan structure and lender liability issues. Defends lender liability claims. Named multiple times as a Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year for Banking and Finance and Debtor-Creditor Rights and Bankruptcy. Has been listed as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan by Michigan Super Lawyers.

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Michigan; Detroit Bar Association; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Turnaround Management Association.


JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; AB, with high honors and high distinction, University of Michigan. Serves on the boards of directors of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, VIP Mentoring (Vice Chair), Catholic Foundation of Michigan, and Grosse Pointe Club (Past Chair). Serves on the Board of Advisors to the Henry Ford Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute. Ex-officio member and past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion.