Ulmer & Berne is pleased to announce partner Michael S. Tucker has been appointed to the Council of Delegates of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)
While the Council of Delegates has many responsibilities, it is at the Council of Delegate meetings where consideration of legislative proposals from OSBA committees and sections are debated and adopted. Only after adoption of a proposal by the Council of Delegates does it become part of the OSBA legislative program and, thus, an OSBA-endorsed and sponsored bill.
Certified specialist in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification, Michael practices in bankruptcy law and creditors’ rights. He represents debtors, creditors, and trustees in all aspects of business/commercial Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcies. He represents commercial creditors in out-of-court workouts, foreclosure actions, receiverships, and replevins and is also experienced in the representation of receivers in state court receiverships.
In addition to his involvement with the OSBA, Mr. Tucker is an active member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA), having served as the CMBA’s Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section chair and as a member of its Bar Admissions Committee. He has also served as both director and dean of faculty for the American Board of Certification. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and served as director and treasurer of the Ohio JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy from 2003 to 2006. In his community, he has co-taught a course titled, “Rights, Responsibilities, Realities,” sponsored through the CMBA’s 3Rs program for students at Glenville High School and the Jane Addams Design Lab. He has also volunteered for the CMBA’s Bankruptcy Bypass Program since 2009.
Mr. Tucker has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law since 2008, and to Ohio’s Super Lawyers list since 2004. He earned his B.A. from Miami University and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.