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Phone:              616-364-2100
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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, 12, 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.

Honors and Awards

Recently, Todd Almassian was selected by his peers and named the Best Lawyers’ 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in the practice area of Litigation-Banking and Finance in Grand Rapids. (Copyright 2010-2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) In 2016, Todd was 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 Almassian was selected as a Super Lawyer in the practice area of Business Bankruptcy. The Super Lawyers Business Edition identifies the top 5% of private practice attorney’s in each state.


Current American Board of Certification, Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Michigan Super Lawyers, Business Bankruptcy 2011-2017

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, Foundation Committee, Member
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Treasurer 2011-2013
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Central States Bankruptcy Advisory Board Member


  • Qualified Mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan

Representative Experience

Local debtor’s counsel in successful reorganization of nation’s largest chain of Christian bookstores, with over 260 retail locations.

Lead counsel in the successful reorganization of the following Chapter 11 debtors:

  • State Wide Retailer of Mattress Stores.
  • West Michigan Auto-Parts Manufacturer.
  • Northern Michigan Bar.
  • Lakeshore Engineering Company.
  • Disaster Relief Company.
  • Numerous high income-net worth individual Chapter 11 cases.

Lead creditor’s counsel for a dairy cow leasing company throughout the United States in bankruptcy proceedings.

Expert Witness

  • Retained by insurance defense counsel in several legal malpractice cases.
  • Retained by plaintiff’s counsel in medical malpractice case.
  • Retained by defendant’s counsel in medical malpractice case.
  • Retained by county prosecutor in murder for hire case involving bankruptcy

Scholarly Lectures and Writings

Hon. Steven W. Rhoades Consumer Bankruptcy Conference:


      Marijuana and Bankruptcy (November 2018)


Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan:


        Bankruptcy Seminar: Property of the Estate in Chapter 7: It’s Complicated (July, 2018)


ABI - 24th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop:


      Trusts and Other Interests (June 2017)


Hon. Steven W. Rhodes Consumer Bankruptcy Conference:

        Causes of Action Owned by a Debtor (November, 2016)


 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);

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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.

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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