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Joseph J. Kochanek

Member,Detroit

T 313-393-7505F 313-393-7579313-393-7505

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Practices & Industries
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • University of Michigan, B.A., with high distinction
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)
Overview

Mr. Kochanek represents lenders in secured and unsecured loan originations, including multi-currency loan facilities, syndicated credit arrangements, and loans secured by stock and other assets located outside the United States, principally in Europe, Mexico, South America, and the Pacific Rim.

He also has substantial experience in commercial mortgage financings, both construction and end loans, and other real estate transactions, and in commercial financing and real estate transactions in non-traditional settings, representing foundations and community development corporations in urban revitalization projects. Mr. Kochanek has also been involved in numerous troubled loan workouts, industry syndicated loans, and loans secured by foreign collateral, both inside and outside of bankruptcy.

Mr. Kochanek has worked with banks to develop standard commercial loan documentation and lending procedures manuals, and has lectured for the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education on secured transactions under UCC Article 9.

Mr. Kochanek is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 (for over 15 years) under Banking and Finance Law, in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 under Banking & Finance, and in Michigan Super Lawyers 2017 under Banking. He is listed as a 2017 "Top Lawyer" by DBusiness magazine. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2003-2018, Banking and Finance Law
  • DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2009-2017
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2011-2017
  • Chambers USA 2017, Banking & Finance
  • "Rising Star," Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2008
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing
Professional Activities
  • American Bar Association
    • Commercial Finance Committee
    • Community Development Law
    • Forum on Affordable Housing
    • Loan Documentation Subcommittee
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Business Law Section

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • University of Michigan, B.A., with high distinction
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)