Potestivo & Associates, P.C.

Brian Potestivo

President - Managing Attorney

Potestivo & Associates, P.C.

Contact Information

248-853-4400, rcollins@potestivolaw.com


For over twenty-eight years, Potestivo & Associates, P.C. has been providing superior legal solutions to the real estate finance and credit industry. Headquartered in downtown Rochester, Michigan, the firm also maintains full-service operations in Rochester Hills, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois, with satellite offices providing select services in Grand Rapids, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri.

Potestivo & Associates, P.C.s attorneys are accomplished, highly experienced legal practitioners who vigorously represent and advocate for our clients. The firm has composed a strong legal team covering all areas of practice. Our talented team of professionals provides our clients with confidence that their matters are guarded and handled with the utmost importance and legal accuracy.

Our AVA-rated firm is supported by over 100 team members and handles all aspects of default servicing, including foreclosures, bankruptcies, landlord and tenant, title resolution, loss mitigation and home retention services, REO disposition, and litigation. To better serve our clients, litigation is organized as a separate department, and is capable of complex litigation in addition to default servicing consultation. Potestivo & Associates, P.C. represents Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in Michigan and Illinois matters. We have also been awarded the Springboard Certification which recognizes our efforts and success in developing a solid management team. It furthermore assures that we have effective procedures and practices in place to achieve positive results for our mortgage servicing clients.

While Potestivo & Associates, P.C. excels at achieving aggressive timeline demands, it is never at the expense of legal accuracy. Our timeline management principles focus our team members on meeting deadlines accurately and with the utmost professionalism.

Potestivo & Associates, P.C. strives to provide our clients with unparalleled customer service and legal services that exceed their expectations. This dedication assures that each client matter is handled accurately, effectively, and efficiently.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Arbitration, Bankruptcy Chapter 7, Bankruptcy Chapter 11, Bankruptcy Chapter 12, Bankruptcy Chapter 13, Bankruptcy Collections, Bankruptcy Fraud, Bankruptcy Litigation, Bankruptcy Mediation, Bankruptcy Reorganization, Bankruptcy Taxation, Bankruptcy Trustees Rights, Commercial Bankruptcy, Commercial Foreclosure, Commercial Insolvency, Commercial Recovery, Commercial Workouts, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor Bankruptcy, Debt Relief, Debtor Bankruptcy, Foreclosures, Fraudulent Conveyance, Insolvency, International Bankruptcy, International Insolvency, Liquidations, Out of Court Debt Restructuring, Personal Bankruptcy, Pre-Bankruptcy Workouts, Receivership, Repossessions, Workouts, Workouts Taxation
Debtor and Creditor Creditors Rights, Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy, Debtor and Creditor Collections, Debtor and Creditor Remedies, Debtor and Creditor Reorganization, Debtor and Creditor Rights, Debtor and Creditor Workouts, Debtors Rights, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, International Creditors Rights, Secured Creditors Rights, Unsecured Creditors Rights
Leases and Leasing Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law, Commercial Leasing, Evictions, Industrial Leasing, International Leasing, Landlord and Tenant Law, Lease Finance, Lease Terminations, Leasing, Leveraged Leasing, Office Leasing, Rent Control, Retail Leasing, Shopping Center Leasing, Unlawful Detainer
Litigation Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation
Mortgage Law Commercial Mortgages, Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Banking Law, Mortgage Bankruptcy, Mortgage Finance, Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Insurance, Mortgage Lien Foreclosure, Mortgage Refinancing, Mortgage Securitization, Mortgage Tax, Mortgage Workouts, Secondary Mortgage Market
Real Estate Adverse Possession, Boundary Disputes, Common Interest Community Law, Community Association Law, Condominium Association Law, Condominium Conversions, Condominium Development, Condominium Law, Condominium Timeshares, Conservation Easements, Conveyancing, Cooperative Housing Association Law, Cooperative Conversions, Cooperative Housing Law, Easements, Historic Conservation Easements, Homeowners Association Law, International Real Estate, Land Acquisitions, Land Sales, Land Trusts, Manufactured Housing Law, Mixed Use Development, Mobile Home Law, Planned Unit Development Law, Property Management, Quiet Title, Real Estate Acquisitions, Real Estate Arbitration, Real Estate Banking Law, Real Estate Bankruptcy, Real Estate Brokerage Law, Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability, Real Estate Brokers Licensing, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice, Real Estate Brokers Malpractice Defense, Real Estate Collections, Real Estate Contracts, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Errors and Omissions, Real Estate Exchanges, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Foreclosure, Real Estate Fraud, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Investment Taxation, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Real Estate Joint Ventures, Real Estate Leasing, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Partnerships, Real Estate Restructuring, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Secured Lending, Real Estate Securities, Real Estate Settlements, Real Estate Syndication, Real Estate Tax Appeals, Real Estate Tax Assessment, Real Estate Tax Foreclosure, Real Estate Tax Liens, Real Estate Taxation, Real Estate Title, Real Estate Title Examination, Real Estate Title Insurance, Real Estate Trade Association Law, Real Estate Valuation, Real Estate Workouts, Real Property, Real Property Acquisitions, Real Property Development, Real Property Finance, Residential Real Estate, Residential Real Estate Acquisitions, Residential Real Estate Development, Residential Real Estate Finance, Residential Real Estate Foreclosure, Residential Real Estate Sales, Right of Way Easements, Waterfront Development


  • Illinois, Michigan, Missouri

Employment History

  • President - Managing Attorney | Potestivo & Associates, P.C.

    1990 - 2018

    Brian A. Potestivo founded Potestivo & Associates, P.C. in 1990. The firm focuses on understanding the goals and business objectives of his clients. With an entrepreneurial spirit and his client’s best interests always in mind, the firm has grown from a single person practice to a one hundred plus person organization with four offices in three states. He continues to mentor and instruct team members, keeping them motivated and informed while improving job performance and satisfaction.

    As an experienced attorney and business owner, Brian has shaped his practice into a nationally recognized leader in the legal services real estate finance and credit industry. He has accomplished this through his strong leadership abilities, dedication to his clients, professionalism, and thorough knowledge of the law. Brian also intimately understands the challenges of the new marketplace and works with clients to implement successful solutions.

    Brian is active in several key industry and professional associations, traveling regularly to meet with members and advocate on behalf of our clients in legislative efforts on a State and Federal level. He understands the importance of being part of the solution in a time of economic uncertainty. In fact, Potestivo & Associates, P.C. was a founding member of Detroit HOPE, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Michigan communities about foreclosure prevention options.


  • Juris Doctor | Western Michigan University Cooley Law School


  • Bachelor of Science | Michigan State University


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  • Rochester, Michigan, Oakland County

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