Experience

Senior Attorney at Cavanaugh & Quesada, PLC, from September 2014-Present, in Royal Oak, Michigan

Attorney at Richard E. Segal & Associates, P.C., from March 2002-June 2014, in West Bloomfield, Michigan

Assistant City Attorney for the City of River Rouge, from 2000-2002, in River Rouge, Michigan

Bar Admissions

State of Michigan

United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Education

1979 - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, with High Honors in History, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

1979 - Master of Health Services Administration (Hospital Administration), University of Michigan

1991 - Juris Doctor, University of Michigan

Todd W. Grant, M.H.S.A., J.D.

Mr. Grant has been practicing law since 1991 and is an attorney and former business executive who has dealt with company politics and bureaucracies and difficult personalities. He is used to managing complex problems and dealing with a wide variety of people in difficult, tragic, and even ugly situations. Mr. Grant’s private practice experience means that he is familiar with the time and client pressures such a practice brings. His sales experience and maturity have sharpened his persuasion skills by ensuring that arguments have an emotional bite as well as a logical imperative.

Mr. Grant's practice has been concentrated in litigation, in these and other types of disputes: mortgage fraud, residential and commercial real estate, landlord-tenant, covenants-not-to-compete, construction-lien, consumer law, contracts, easements, collections, debtor/creditor, employment law, and zoning. 

Practice Experience

Represented several institutional lenders in over 250 cases of mortgage fraud to recover monies from mortgage brokers, appraisers, title agencies, title insurers, and borrowers.

Represented Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and MERS in mortgage fraud cases.

Represented an apartment complex developer in over 30 cases to recover monies from subcontractors and suppliers, both in state circuit courts and in federal bankruptcy court.

Pursued construction lien foreclosure actions to recover monies for subcontractors and suppliers, both in state circuit courts and in federal bankruptcy court.

Handled commercial and residential-tenant litigation on behalf of a large national client and for smaller landowners and individuals, and for both landlords and tenants. 

Defended a major institutional lender in many meritless mortgage foreclosure cases, which were filed before, during, and even after, the expiration of the mortgage redemption periods, in both state and federal courts.

Handled other types of real estate litigation involving quiet title actions, boundary disputes, easements, and access to lakefronts.

Represented a short-line railroad in shareholder litigation, liability, and easement cases.

Represented a manufacturer and a clothing company in international supply chain disputes.

Handled various other types of civil litigation and contract disputes involving collections, covenants-not-to-compete, sales commissions and consumer law issues, including FCRA and FDCPA actions on behalf of consumers.

Publications

"Pre-Employment Screenings, Employee Investigation, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act." Labor and Employment Law Notes. (Labor and Employment Law Section. State Bar of Michigan. Winter 1999-2000)

"Pitfalls in Preparing Antenuptial Agreements in Michigan." ICLE Focus on Michigan Practice (October 1993).

"Resources for Research in Legal Ethics" (William S. Hein & Co., Inc., Legal Research Guides. Vol. 13. 1992).

"The "Responsible Relationship" Doctrine of United States v. Park: A Tool for the Prosecution of Corporate Officers Under Federal and State Environmental Laws." 11 Temp. Envtl. L. & Tech. J. 203-37 (1992).