Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani (Gordon and Rees), a law firm based in San Francisco, announced Ari M. Charlip has joined as a partner in the firm’s Detroit office.
Charlip will be a member of the real estate, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights, and franchise law practice groups. His practice focuses on real estate litigation, commercial and business litigation, and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loan workouts, litigation, and enforcement actions.
“Ari is an exceptional attorney, and we are very pleased he has joined Gordon and Rees,” says John Eads, managing partner of the Detroit office. “His broad experience in commercial, financial, and bankruptcy litigation will be a tremendous asset to clients in Michigan, Ohio, and across the country.”
As a nationally recognized legal authority in the CMBS industry, Charlip has handled numerous litigation matters throughout the Midwest for his CMBS clients. His broad background includes assisting financial institutions and real estate related entities in complicated foreclosure matters and lien priority disputes as well as defending financial institutions in TILA, RESPA, and FDCPA claims. He has considerable experience defending mortgage servicers and corporations in class actions under the TCPA.
He is admitted to practice in Michigan and Ohio. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.