• Diverse national practice focusing on bankruptcy and insolvency law, debtors' and creditors' rights, receiverships, all aspects of UCC Article 9 including filing, priority, default remedies, and sales, front-end loan documentation including floorplan loans and other aspects of dealership finance, supplier risk management, and workouts.

  • Represents venture capital/private equity groups and privately held businesses in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financing matters, restructuring of debt in financially distressed situations, and general corporate counseling.

  • Extensive representation of original equipment manufacturers and automotive suppliers, including ensuring the continuity of supply from non-performing, financially distressed, or bankrupt suppliers.

  • Advises secured creditors in all aspects of loan workouts and restructurings, including creditors' rights representation.

  • Experience representing captive finance unit of global automobile manufacturer in all aspects of dealer network lending, including wholesale commercial floor plan financing, real estate loans, working capital loans, lines of credit, commercial litigation, rights and remedies under UCC Article 9, bankruptcy, workout, and franchise rights under federal and state law.

  • Represents financially distressed companies restructuring in and out of court.

  • Represents purchasers of assets in bankruptcy and similar state court proceedings.

  • Extensive experience representing major corporations, including financial institutions, in multi-million dollar business disputes.

  • Represents clients in negotiating technology agreements.

Contact Information

Peter C. Bolton
Main: (248) 247-7104
Cell: (248) 703-1917
Email: pbolton@wolfsonbolton.com


  • University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law, J.D.
  • Honors: Summa Cum Laude
  • Law Review: Associate Editor

  • Michigan State University, B.A. Financial Administration
  • Honors: Highest Honors

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

More About Peter

  • Insurance Law, Michigan Insurance Statute, A Bank May Own an Insurance Agency Provided it Employs Proper Safeguards, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Volume 73, Issue 1, Fall 1995
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2016-2018)

  • Michigan Super Lawyers (2012)
  • "Asset Purchases in Distressed Situations," University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, March 7, 2011.
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Turnaround Management Association

  • President - Shrine Educational Fund

  • Past Chairperson - Shrine Catholic Schools Unified School Board
  • NBD Bank/First Chicago Capital Markets
  • Commercial Lender (1990-1995)
  • Director - Syndications Department (1996-1997)

  • Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
  • Associate (1997-2001)
  • Partner (2002-2005)

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Associate (2001-2002)

  • Compliance Systems, Inc.
  • Lending Product Manager/Team Leader (2005-2007)

  • Visteon Corporation.
  • Associate Director, Global Supplier Risk Management (2007-2009)