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Patrick E. Mears


69117 Heidelberg

Class: VI (1995)Circuit: Sixth


University of Michigan, B.A. (1973)
University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (1976)

Professional Career

Partner/Member, Dickinson Wright, LLC (2002-04)
Partner/Senior Member, Dykema Gossett, PLLC (1991-02)
Partner, Warner, Norcross & Judd, Grand Rapids, MI (1980-91)
Associate, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York, New York (1976-79)


American Law Institute
American Bar Association, Past Chair, Workouts, Foreclosures and Bankruptcies, Real Property Section; Past Chair, Real Estate Financing Group, Real Property Section
American Bankruptcy Institute
Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Michigan, Former Chair
State Bar of Michigan, Chair, UCC Committee
Historical Society for the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Trustee and Journal Editor


Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide Contributing author
"Receiverships in Michigan," Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education 2013 Co-author
"Interrupted: Understanding Bankruptcy's Effects on Manufacturing Supply Chains," American Bankruptcy Institute 2012 Co-author
Strategies for Secured Creditors ALI-CLE 2012 Lead author
Chapter on automotive insolvencies in Collier Guide to Chapter 11: Key Topics and Selected Industries LexisNexis 2010 Co-author
Michigan Security Interests in Personal Property Michigan ICLE 2010 Co-author
"Auto Supplier Insolvencies and Bankruptcies," American Bankruptcy Institute 2006 Co-author
"Strategies for Secured Creditors in Workouts and Foreclosures," ALI-ABA 2004 Lead author
Michigan's Revised Article 9 of the UCC 2001 Co-author
Bankruptcy Law and Practice in Michigan Michigan ICLE 1995 Author