Ian Bolton

Founder and Managing Partner

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I’ve spent over 10 years practicing law with some of the best legal minds in the United States.  After graduating from Wayne State Law School, I spent over a year as a bankruptcy law clerk in Detroit, one of the most utilized bankruptcy courts in the country.  From there, I went to work at one of the largest law firms in the world, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom in Chicago.  While at Skadden, I devoted the majority of my time to representing Delphi Automotive during its Chapter 11 reorganization.  After Skadden, I went to work for another large law firm, this time at Haynes and Boone in Houston.  Like my time at Skadden, I focused my practice primarily on debtor representation in large Chapter 11 reorganizations.
In 2009, my wife and I became pregnant with our first child and decided it was time to come home to Michigan where both of us were born and raised.  I joined a small law firm, Erman Teicher, in Southfield.  While there, I broadened my practice areas to include general commercial and real estate litigation as well as real estate and other transaction work.
In 2010, I joined Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller, PC as an associate attorney in the Complex Litigation and Risk Advisory and Bankruptcy groups.  After less than 3 years at Maddin Hauser, I was named a shareholder at the firm and, a year later, I was named a 2015 Rising Star.  While at Maddin Hauser, I expanded my practice even farther to include property tax appeals (real and personal).  I represented dozens of clients in hundreds of matters while at Maddin Hauser and almost all of those clients remain my clients today.
In December 2015, I decided to open my own law firm and since that time, I have worked with each of my clients to provide exceptional service to help them yield desired results in the most efficient manner.

Professional Experience

Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller P.C.                                                                                      Southfield, MI

Shareholder, Litigation/Bankruptcy/Real Estate                                                                                 Sep. 10 – Dec 15

·       Handle wide variety of litigation, real estate and bankruptcy issues, with a particular focus on the real estate industry.

·       Named a 2015 SuperLawyers Rising Star.

–    Head of firm’s Continuous Improvement Committee.

–    Represent several of largest local real estate owners in a variety of matters.


Erman, Teicher, Miller, Zucker & Freedman P.C.                                                                             Southfield, MI

Associate                                                                                                                                           Oct. 09 – Aug. 10

·       Integral member of BBC Entities receivership team.

·       Handle wide range of litigation, real estate and insolvency matters.

·       Represent debtors and creditors in chapters 7, 11 and 13.


Haynes and Boone LLP                                                                                                                      Houston, TX

Associate, Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization Group                                                             Sep. 08 – July 09

·       Integral member of ATA Airlines, Inc. restructuring team.

·       Contract expertise including drafting, analyzing and negotiating stipulations, settlement agreements, real estate documents, and confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP                                                                                       Chicago, IL

Associate, Corporate Restructuring Practice Group                                                                           Oct. 06 – Aug. 08

·       Integral member of Delphi Corporation’s restructuring team.

·       Complex corporate transactional work, including assisting in the drafting of equity purchase commitment agreements, preparation of various transactional documents, and performance of corporate due diligence.

·       Litigation experience: researching and drafting substantive law and motion papers; preparing pleadings; preparation of case management statements and orders; negotiating settlements and preparing release agreements; and case management.


United States Bankruptcy Court For The Eastern District Of Michigan                                          Detroit, MI

Judges Steven Rhodes and Phillip Shefferly                                                                               Sep. 05 – Sep. 06

Shared Law Clerk

·       Drafted proposed opinions and bench memoranda used in issuing oral opinions.


Carson Fischer, P.L.C.                                                                                                                       Birmingham, MI

Summer Associate, Bankruptcy and Real Estate Practice Groups                                                                       May – Sep. 04

·       Assisted in drafting and analysis of legal issues with respect to motions and other pleadings.


United States District Court For The Eastern District Of Michigan                                                 Detroit, MI

Judge George Caram Steeh                                                                                                               May – July 03

Judicial Internship

Practice Areas

    • Landlord/Tenant Litigation
    • General Commercial Litigation
    • Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights
    • Real Estate
  • Real and Personal Property Tax Appeals


Law School:

Wayne State University Law School                                                                                                  Detroit, MI

  • Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude                                                                                              May 2005·       SENIOR NOTE AND COMMENT EDITOR, Law Review

    ·       JUNIOR MEMBER, Moot Court

    G.P.A.: 3.72/4.0, Class Rank: Top 5% (7/230)

    Order Of The Coif; Dean’s Scholar Recipient 2004; Silver Key Recipient 2004


    Michigan State University                                                                                                  East Lansing, MI

    Bachelor Of Science In Business Administration                                                                     June 2001

    Major G.P.A.: 3.4/4.0

    Dean’s List Winter 2000 – Winter 2001

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Illinois (inactive)
  • State Bar of Texas (inactive)
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle and Southern District of New York
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware

Contact us at: 248-595-0001