230 East Fulton St. | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | Map



Location:          Grand Rapids, Michigan
Phone:              616-364-2100
Fax:                   616-364-2200
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Todd Almassian focuses his practice in the areas of Business and Personal Bankruptcy Law.  Todd represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 proceedings.  Todd has served as an expert witness for plaintiffs and defendants in various insolvency matters and bankruptcy cases and is a frequent lecturer regarding the Bankruptcy Code.


2007    American Board of Certification, Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Honors and Awards

Todd Almassian was recently selected by his peers and named the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Grand Rapids Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year".

Todd was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2011-2015 (Copyright 2010-2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Michigan Super Lawyers, 2011-2015

Rising Star/Michigan Super Lawyers, 2010 

Professional Associations and Memberships

Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan, Bankruptcy Section, Chairman 2008-2010

Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan, Bankruptcy Steering Committee, Member

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Treasurer 2011-2013

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Small Firm Section Chair

State Bar of Michigan, Member

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Bar Admissions

1996    Michigan

1996    U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

2009    U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan


1996    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

            Detroit, Michigan:  J.D.

1993    Michigan State University

            East Lansing, Michigan, B.A.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings

ABI – Central State Program:

Asset Protection (High Level Strategies & Problems) - Analyzing the practical aspects of asset protection planning, practical goals and limitations of asset protection (June, 2015)

Debtor’s Bar Of West Michigan:

Annual Conference Seminar: Pre-bankruptcy Planning (January, 2015);

Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan:

Bankruptcy Seminar:  707(a), 707(b) Issues, Presumption of Abuse, 707(b) 2 and 3, Debtor File Audits (July, 2014);

Sun Title Continuing Education Classes

       Bankruptcy Basics in Real Estate Transactions (April, 2013);                                                                                                                                

US Trustee Program for the Western District of Michigan Bankruptcy Bootcamp

      Preparation of Client and Attorney for 341 Meeting and Court Hearings (March, 2013);

Michigan Bankers Association

            Senior Lender Forums- Receivership & Bankruptcy (February, 2013);

Grand Rapids Bar - Family Law Section 2013

            Cohabitation: Bankruptcy and Family Law (January, 2013);

Michigan Judicial Institute Seminar:

            Moderator – Bankruptcy and Domestic Relations (September, 2012);

Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan:

            Bankruptcy Seminar:  Alternatives to Bankruptcy:  The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (July, 2012);

Debtor’s Bar Of West Michigan:

            Annual Conference Seminar: How to Handle the Large Chapter 7/13/11 Personal Bankruptcy (January, 2012);

Amicus - Receivership:

             Solutions When Facing a Contentious Borrower (January, 2012);

Inside The Minds: Best Practices For Filing Chapter 13, 2012 Ed:

            Chapter:  Recent Trends and Developments in Chapter 13 Cases.  Published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business. (November, 2011);


            Veteran’s Day Consumer Bankruptcy Conference: Married Debtors in Chapter 13 Cases (November, 2011);

Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan:

             Chapter 13 for Small Businesses (July, 2011);

ICLE Top Tips:

             Interviewing a Consumer Bankruptcy Client (December, 2010);

ICLE Seminar:

             The Basics of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Initiating Chapter 13 Proceedings (January, 2010);


            Ethical Obligations for Debtor’s Counsel, Accuracy of Schedules & Disclosures, Ethical Issues for Consumer Bankruptcy Practitioners (August, 2009);

Federal Bar Association for the Western Michigan: 

            Bankruptcy Issues for the Non-Bankruptcy Practitioner (July, 2009);

ABI – Central State Program:

    Chapter 13 Discharge Issues – How to Reach the Finish Line (Do Debtors care about the discharge?: Plan Modifications; Impact of Changes in Mortgage Payments; Impact of Post- Confirmation Attorney Fees) (June, 2009);

Grand Rapids Bar Association – Family Law Section:

             Bankruptcy:  What you Need to Know (January, 2009);

Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan:

             Chapter 13 Issues: Commencement to Confirmation (July, 2008).


Areas of Practice 

  • Consumer and Commercial Bankruptcy Law
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 13
  • Expert Witness Services 


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Keller & Almassian, PLC

230 East Fulton Street

Grand Rapids, MI  49503

Phone:  616-364-2100

Fax:      616-364-2200

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