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Norman D. Orr

Phone: 248 740 5693
Practice Areas - Business and Corporate Planning, Commercial and Mortgage Financing, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Creditor's Rights, Family Business Planning, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate Transactions / Land Use

Norman Orr is a shareholder. A significant portion of his more than forty years of commercial and corporate experience has been in connection with the purchase and sale of businesses, formation of businesses, financing transactions, shareholder/partner disputes, and negotiating and drafting various types of business agreements.

Mr. Orr’s experience with financing transactions includes representation of secured lenders, including commercial banks and purchasers of accounts. He has also represented numerous borrowers in both traditional commercial loan transactions and securitization transactions. He represents businesses at the inception of loan transactions and in connection with modifications of those transactions.

Mr. Orr participates in a wide variety of insolvency proceedings. He has been involved in various aspects of Chapter 11 proceedings, including acting as counsel for debtors, individual creditors (both secured and unsecured), creditors’ committees and as counsel for trustees. He assists clients in non-bankruptcy insolvency proceedings, including composition arrangements and non-bankruptcy liquidation procedures such as receiverships, assignments for benefit of creditors and trust chattel mortgage proceedings. He also represents debtors and/or creditors’ committees in various out-of-court restructurings, compositions and liquidations.

Mr. Orr represents borrowers in negotiating forbearance agreements and voluntary surrender agreements with their lenders and has represented lenders in the same types of transactions.

He maintains an “AV” peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest peer review rating for attorneys. Mr. Orr has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Copyright 2021 by Woodward/White, Inc., of SC).


J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan, 1975
B.S., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1972

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Michigan,1975


State Bar of Michigan Corporation, Finance and Business Law Section (Debtor Creditor Rights Committee and UCC Committees) Real Property Section

American Bar Association Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section Committee on Business Bankruptcy

American Bankruptcy Institute Business Reorganization Committee Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee