James W. Boyd
James W. Boyd, (Member) born Yale, Michigan, March 15, 1955; admitted to bar, 1981, Michigan.
Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1977); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1981). Vice President, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.
Trustee and Receivership Experience: Member of panel of Chapter 7 trustees, Western District of Michigan. Responsible for administering Chapter 7 cases in Northwest lower Michigan (approximately 1000 per year), including large assets cases in excess of $20 million. Served as an operating Chapter 11 trustee, operating Chapter 7 trustee, or attorney for operating trustee in many cases, including a golf course, bar and restaurant; bed and breakfast; plumbing contractor; agricultural sales contractor; retail convenience stores; motel; and real estate developer. In 1993 served as Ch. 11 trustee for Grand Traverse Resort, the largest hotel resort complex in the Midwest (Ch. 11 plan confirmed.) Most recently served as Ch. 11 operating trustee for In re: Nartron Corporation, successfully guiding company out of bankruptcy by resolving ten-year litigation.
Served as an operating and liquidating receiver under Michigan law for entities including a Cheboygan law firm (winding-up of Jerry Sumpter law firm), an Upper Peninsula tree harvesting enterprise, a golf resort in Northern lower Michigan (Hees et al versus Michaywe Limited Partnership et al, Otsego County Circuit Court), a mid-Michigan automobile parts painting company (Ionia County National Bank versus Finish First Systems, Inc., Mecosta County Circuit Court), a Traverse City electrical contracting company (National City Bank versus Davis Electric, Inc., Grand Traverse County Circuit Court); a Drummond Island Lumber Yard and Grocery Store; a Northern Michigan directional drilling company; a Grand Traverse County medical practice (Gum v Arkin et al, Grand Traverse County Circuit Court); a Leelanau County and Grand Traverse County Restaurant (Northwestern Bank v Boone et al, Grand Traverse County Circuit Court); and a Chippewa County gas station (Huntington National Bank v Roos, Chippewa County Circuit Court).
Member: State Bar of Michigan; Federal Bar Association; American Bankruptcy Institute.
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy Law; Commercial Litigation.