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Mike Deighan

Managing Partner

UpRight Law (888) 408-9779

79 W. Monroe St.
5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603


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Deighan specializes in advising and assisting public companies, closely-held businesses and institutional investors restructure businesses and real estate. Mike has represented creditors, debtors, secured lenders and creditor committees in some of the largest bankruptcy cases including General Motors, Kmart, Comdisco and the City of Detroit. He has also worked as a court appointed receiver in federal and state courts in a number of operational and real estate related cases. His clients have included startups, middle market firms, REIT’s and public companies. He specializes in helping clients create growth and disposition strategies to maximize the asset value of their businesses. He has provided disposition services on over 4,000 businesses and properties of all types throughout the world.

Deighan earned his JD from the Michigan State University College of Law and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, American Bar Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, State Bar of Michigan and Turnaround Management Association. He is a frequent speaker on restructuring and real estate related topics for the ICSC, NREI, State Bar of Michigan, Turnaround Management Association, University of Michigan and Urban Land Institute.


38 years since Mike Deighan was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
State Bar of Michigan Active and in good standing 1985
US District Court - Eastern District of Michigan Admitted and in good standing 1985


School Major Degree Graduated
Michigan State University College of Law Law JD - Juris Doctor 1984
University of Michigan English (Accounting Emphasis) BA - Bachelor of Arts 1980

Work Experience

Position Duration
Managing Director of O'Keefe LLC 2011 - 2018
Director TRS at Alix Partners, LLP 2009 - 2011
Managing Principal of Deighan & Deighan, P.C. 1990 - 2009


Position Association Name Duration
Member American Bankruptcy Institute
Member American Bar Association
Member National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

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Everything was handled professionally and with the utmost customer services. We filed last year and still have a good relationship with our attorneys.

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