Attorney Paul C. Mallon, Jr. - Fraser Trebilcock

Paul C. Mallon, Jr.

Attorney / Detroit



Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D.)
  • Michigan State University (B.A.)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Experience
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From commercial litigation to business law, Paul C. Mallon Jr.'s diverse legal experience allows him to craft creative solutions to challenging problems.

Paul focuses his practice on commercial litigation of all varieties, including breach of contract claims, promissory note and collection claims, enforcement of security instruments and guaranties, fraud, shareholder disputes and derivative claims, commercial mortgage foreclosure and other real estate disputes, fiduciary duty claims, and enforcement of restrictive covenants.

In addition to his considerable litigation experience, Paul also represents corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships in all phases of existence, from formation to sale and dissolution. He has experience representing public bodies such as municipalities, community college districts, and townships in transactional and litigation matters. Paul also counsels his clients in consumer protection matters and has authored and had published a scholarly work addressing the treatment of tying arrangements under antitrust law.

Paul joined Fraser Trebilcock after practicing law in Chicago for more than seven years. He spends his time working out of the firm's Lansing and Detroit offices.

Honors & Distinctions
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Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in Michigan, Business Litigation (2016)

Testimonials & Client Matters
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Several examples of Paul´s breadth of experience include:

  • Litigation counsel for international developer and affiliates in commercial foreclosure action on lakefront property in Chicago and related proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court;
  • Representation of development firm before the Illinois Court of Appeals for the First District, successfully overturning adverse determinations by a local zoning board and the Circuit Court of Cook County and securing approval for proposed use of property;
  • First chair in federal action to enforce $90 million guaranty, successfully defending guarantor client and dismissing case;
  • Second chair in shareholder derivative case in the Delaware Court of Chancery;
  • Representation of manufacturer client in federal and state courts involving claims and counterclaims for breaches of various related loan and distribution agreements asserted by and against multiple parties;
  • Second chair in a trial for breach of promissory note and related guaranties, successfully limiting the plaintiff's recourse against guarantor;
  • Co-first chair in successful bench trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County in which $87,000 judgment was obtained for client;
  • Representation of appellant in appeal to Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District from adverse jury verdict;
  • Prosecution of client´s claim to collect over $500,000 for breach of promissory note and personal guaranty, resulting in successful settlement for full value of claims;
  • Representation of public entity client in interest-based arbitration relating to negotiation of new collective bargaining agreement with union;
  • Administrative prosecutions of claims on behalf of municipal clients;
  • Representation of developer in multiple matters filed by bank to recover multi-million dollar claims against him and his company, resulting in successful settlement that saved the valuable development project from foreclosure and the client from personal bankruptcy.