Julie Trepeck Harris

Top 15 Consumer Bankruptcy Law
Resnick Law, PC
40900 Woodward Avenue
Suite 111
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
(248) 642-5400
www.resnicklaw.com


Julie Trepeck is an experienced attorney who joined Resnick Law P.C. as an Associate after spending the first 11 years of her career in Chicago. Julie worked for several debtors' rights firms before opening her own law practice in 2009. Upon moving back to Michigan, Julie sold her bankruptcy practice and joined Resnick Law to concentrate more on business/corporate law.

In this first part of her career, Julie focused on personal and small business bankruptcy where she personally filed over one thousand bankruptcy petitions. She has extensive experience in motion practice, debt management, proof of claims, adversary proceedings, FDCPA violations, lien stripping and avoidance of liens. Early on, as well as through her bankruptcy practice, Julie assisted and advised homeowners through foreclosure with options of forbearance, loan modification and other alternatives available to save their homes, giving her much experience working with large and small banks.

Additionally, Julie has experience in Buy-Sell Agreements, Operating Agreements, Membership/Shareholder Agreements, Mergers and other general business / corporate matters. In her own law practice she handled all aspects of her firm including compliance, processes, marketing and advertising, customer service, employment, accounting, licensure, registration and insurance.

Julie's number one goal as an attorney is to provide exceptional service in a cost-effective way. Her solutions-oriented thinking brings a fresh outlook to the table.

Since joining Resnick Law, the focus of Julie's career has been in commercial transactions, real estate and construction. Her unique understanding as an entrepreneur and former business owner brings a needed perspective to her general business practice which can involve initial decisions of entity choice, formation and operation; transactional services; drafting and reviewing contracts and buy/sell agreements; managing risk; succession planning; mergers and acquisitions; and dissolutions. Julie knows the time, effort, energy, challenges and money that it takes to run a successful business and her main objective is to see the business of her clients thrive.

Julie also assists in matters of commercial litigation; estate planning and probate; property tax appeals; and bankruptcy and foreclosure.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Corporate Law
Real Estate - Transaction and Litigation
Contracts
Business Transactions and Sales
Commercial Litigation
Property Tax Appeals
Debtor and Creditor
Foreclosure Law
Debt Settlement and Workouts
Bankruptcy
Estate Planning and Probate

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of Michigan, Member
Illinois State Bar, Member
Oakland County Bar Association, Member
Business Law Section of Michigan Bar, Member
Real Property Section of Michigan Bar, Member
American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
National Association of Professional Women, Member
Legal Row Networks, Member
Leadership for Lawyers, Member
Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, Member

HONORS

Named and Recognized as a Top 100 Lawyer by The National Advocates
Named and Recognized as Illinois Rising Star by SuperLawyers Magazine/Chicago Magazine (2011-2014)
Lead Counsel designation for Bankruptcy Law - Personal
Recognized by Madison & Cambridge Who's Who Registries of Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs for excellence in leadership and legal practice
CALI Excellence Award in Legal Writing

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Tamarack Camps / Fresh Air Society
Board Member 2017-2019
Committee Member: Development, Governance, Property & Finance
Member of Young Adult Advisory Board 2015-2017
Member of Task Force for The Giving Tree Initiative
Women of Tomorrow, Mentor & Guest Speaker on various topics including debt, credit cards and proper use of credit to high school women
Mentor, University of Michigan LS&A College Connections Mentorship Program
Alumni Ambassador, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Brand Ambassador, Bump Club & Beyond of Metro Detroit & Ann Arbor

EDUCATION:

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology; Chicago, IL
JD - 2005
Honors: CALI Excellence Award in Legal Writing, Phi Delta Phi Honors Society, Dean's List
University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI
BA (Political Science) - 2002
Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science National Honor Society, Delta Epsilon Iota National Honor Society

BAR ADMISSIONS:

State Bar of Michigan (November 2006)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (April 2017)
Illinois State Bar (November 2005)
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (January 2006)