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Practice Focus:
Corporate and Business Litigation;
Real Estate Litigation;
Employment Litigation;
Bankruptcy Issues.

The Ohio State University, B.S., 1969;
The Ohio State University, J.D., 1971.

Ohio bankruptcy courts and adjoining jurisdictions.

Terrence J. Steel, Partner, Cleveland

Terrence Steel is a partner with Cowden Humphrey and counsels businesses on corporate and litigation matters, as well as wealth transfers and probate matters. His practice benefits from an extensive familiarity with financial issues involving clients’ businesses. Acting as general counsel to business clients, he advises on a broad spectrum of issues, including real estate, employment matters, business structure, and wealth transfer. His extensive estate planning and probate practice includes the representation of trusts and estates. His experience with the administration of probate estates complements the legal counsel provided to clients on wealth transfer and estate tax planning issues.

Mr. Steel is also an experienced litigator and has regularly represented a broad spectrum of clients in litigation matters, including debtor reorganization and creditor representation in bankruptcy matters. His court experience includes participation in state court arbitration panels, mediation and receiverships. A substantial portion of Mr. Steel’s practice involves representation of lenders in bankruptcy and state court collection matters.

Prior to the institution of bankruptcy panel trustees, Mr. Steel regularly served as an appointed bankruptcy trustee. Mr. Steel has acted as lead counsel in various bankruptcy matters including Chapter 11 reorganizations and was a nominee for the position of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Ohio at Akron. He regularly advises on matters including avoidance of court debtor reorganizations, and assisting clients in liquidation of business assets and protection of personal assets, as well as implementation of secured party asset sales.

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