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Michael A. Stephani Attorney

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2009
  • Arizona, 2016

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Education

University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., 2009

University of St. Thomas, B.A., 2006

Michael Stephani is a litigation attorney in Dykema's Minneapolis office. Mr. Stephani concentrates his practice on representing mortgage servicers and other lenders in various disputes arising under state and federal foreclosure laws.

Prior to joining Dykema, Mr. Stephani practiced in creditors' rights, representing lenders, insurers, property management companies, and other commercial clients at all stages of business-to-business litigation, including trial. Mr. Stephani also has extensive experience representing these same clients in chapter 7, 13, and 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Experience

  • Obtained six-figure trial verdict, including full attorneys' fees, in favor of a commercial landlord in a rent dispute matter
  • Represented bankruptcy panel trustees in recovering in excess of $100,000 in non-exempt assets from bankruptcy debtor estates
  • Represented client in reaching 95% post-judgment settlement agreement after discovering more than $1 million in fraudulently transferred assets by defendant
  • Represented investment firm in obtaining dismissal of three separate bankruptcies across two states filed by fraudulent real estate development business and its principal by highlighting misrepresentations in their bankruptcy schedules and fraudulent transfers