Michael P. Menton
Michael is a shareholder and a member of SettlePou’s Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy practice. Pragmatic and efficient, he works hard, communicates clearly, and doesn’t waste time posturing in the courtroom or with clients.Areas of Practice:
Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy
Financial Services Litigation
Michael represents and advises national and regional banks, institutional lenders and servicers, real estate investment companies, and real estate joint ventures in all aspects of real estate and personal property secured loans, including real property title/environmental issues, title review, title claims, negotiation and drafting of real estate purchase/sale contracts, oil and gas rights, loan workouts, loan and security instruments, liquidation, foreclosure, bankruptcy, federal and state litigation, UCC issues, SBA and USDA liquidation/foreclosure processes, eviction, and estate administrations. Michael’s practice includes both commerical and consumer loans as well as unsecured loans.
Michael is the director of all commercial and residential real estate foreclosures for firm clients and includes examination of title and underlying documents, drafting all legal documents, assessing and resolving title issues pre and post foreclosure, property tax issues, negotiating and drafting real estate purchase contracts and correlating documents through final disposition and closing.
He announces high school football games for the Berkner Rams, and his hobbies include playing guitar, basketball, softball, fishing, watching sports, and spending time with his wife and son.
University of Texas—Dallas, B.A., 1997
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2004; International Law Review
Admissions & Honors
Selected in Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, published by Thompson Reuters (2013, 2014)
Texas State Bar Admittance, 2004
Dallas Bar AssociationDallas Association of Young Lawyers
Articles & Presentations
Author, From Commercial Lender to Residential Landlord: The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act, Bankers Digest
Speaker, The Automatic Stay: An Overview and Common Issues, presented at the Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, and the Dallas Area Paralegal Association, Bankruptcy Section Meeting, Belo Mansion, Dallas, Texas
Author, The SBA’s Right of Redemption Following Non-Judicial Foreclosures: Lenders, Fear Not, SettlePou Newsletter