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Attorney | Troy |P: 248.251.1001 | F: 248.244.2244 | kschofner@lambertleser.com

Practice Areas
Commercial finance, real estate, bankruptcy and workouts, hospitality law

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Hanover College, 1985
  • Juris Doctor, University of Dayton School of Law, 1988

Admissions

  • State of Michigan, 1988
  • State of Indiana, 1990

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Bay County Bar Association

Keith Schofner resolves cases in a broad range of areas. His knowledge of the law meshes with his creativity to give his clients the edge whether they are involved in an out-of-court workout; a commercial bankruptcy matter; the purchase, sale and/or lease of commercial real estate; or real-estate-related litigation. Keith represents both debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and he negotiates and drafts commercial loan documents and leases for financial institutions, private investors, purchasers, sellers, landlords and tenants.Keith has significant experience representing clients in the foodservice industry. He advises restaurant owners on health and sanitation issues, compliance with state and federal laws, and regulations regarding the preparation and sale of food products and liquor license applications.

 

Keith joined Lambert Leser fresh out of law school in 1988, but personal circumstances prompted him to move to Detroit to accept a position with a large law firm in 1991. The partners at Lambert Leser made it clear that their door was always open, so Keith returned to the Bay City Firm in 2004, glad to be “back home.”

 

Now he bases his practice from Lambert Leser’s Troy and Bay City office, which opened in 2013. “I missed the positive attitude of Lambert Leser, and of our clientele,” Keith explains. “People here are friendly and appreciative – the kind of people you really want to work with and represent. Here I can truly get to know my clients, and we work together to reach their goals. Large urban firms are not structured for these kinds of close working relationships.”

 

Keith appreciates his relationships with his colleagues as well. “I can honestly say that I enjoy working with every person here,” he says. “They are all bright, creative thinkers – problem-solvers who care about their clients and work hard to do what’s right for them.”