James M. Marquardt

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OVERVIEW

James M. Marquardt was born in 1949 in Detroit, Michigan. Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1972, and in 1980 received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law, where he served as Business Manager of the DePaul Law Review.

 

Jim’s expertise is primarily in real estate, including sale and leasing transactions, condominium developments, zoning and land use law, construction contracts and liens, property tax appeals, real estate litigation, security interests in real estate, property tax appeals, and oil & gas.  Jim also has extensive experience with business contracts and nonprofit corporations. He has been peer rated as “AV – Preeminent,” the highest level of Professional Excellence.

 

Jim also appeared as an expert witness on behalf of JPMorgan Chase in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, in Motors Liquidation Company Avoidance Action Trust v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al., a 10-year legal dispute over the value of collateral pledged as security for a $1.5 billion term loan. Jim was granted expert status by the Court, and he testified as to issues of the recordation of instruments; title searching; title examination; interpretation of ambiguous legal descriptions; and constructive and inquiry notice of recorded documents. The client prevailed substantially. See, 576 B.R. 325 (Adversary Proceeding Case No. 09–00504) (U.S. Bankruptcy Ct, S.D. N.Y. 2017).

BAR ADMISSION

1981, Michigan; 1982, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

EDUCATION

University of Michigan (A.B., 1972); De Paul University (J.D., 1980). Business Manager, De Paul Law Review, 1979 – 1980. Recipient, Searle Scholarship Award.

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate; Condominium; Zoning; Construction; Mortgage Foreclosure; Historic Preservation; Oil and Gas.

James M. Marquardt

james_marquardt

OVERVIEW

James M. Marquardt was born in 1949 in Detroit, Michigan. Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1972, and in 1980 received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law, where he served as Business Manager of the DePaul Law Review.

Jim’s expertise is primarily in real estate, including sale and leasing transactions, condominium developments, zoning and land use law, construction contracts and liens, property tax appeals, real estate litigation, security interests in real estate, historic preservation law, and oil & gas.

Jim is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Land Title Standards Committee, and the Michigan Real Property Law Section.

Publications:  He has authored articles for the Michigan Real Property Review, a publication of the Real Property Law Section.
http://www.michbar.org/realproperty/MRPR/Vol.22No.1Spring1995.pdf#page=6

Jim has extensive involvement in community activities:  Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Past President; Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Past President; Economic Development Corporation, City of Kalamazoo, Past President; Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, City of Kalamazoo, Past Chair; Local Development Finance Authority, Past Chair.

Jim and his wife, Michele, live in Kalamazoo. Their son, Drew, is an actor in London, England.

BAR ADMISSION

1981, Michigan; 1982, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

EDUCATION

University of Michigan (A.B., 1972); De Paul University (J.D., 1980). Business Manager, De Paul Law Review, 1979 – 1980. Recipient, Searle Scholarship Award.

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate; Condominium; Zoning; Construction; Mortgage Foreclosure; Historic Preservation; Oil and Gas.