Lawyers

Kevin M. Aoun

Associate

Assistant - Kathy Bilpo - kbilpo@seyburn.com

Kevin Aoun is a litigator and business lawyer. He helps individuals, small businesses, and regional and international corporations solve problems.  Much of Kevin's experience deals with or relates to commercial real estate. This includes representing buyers, sellers, owners in member disputes, and drafting and reviewing loan documents and all aspects necessary to close a loan.

Kevin’s litigation practice ranges from simple breach of contract disputes to complex commercial litigation.   His experience includes real estate disputes, employment related disputes, shareholder and member disputes, defending class actions, and representing banks and lending institutions in contract disputes with individual and commercial borrowers. He has taken and defended depositions of individuals, employees, CFOs and CEOs, participated in all aspects of discovery, and drafted and argued substantive issues before the court.

Kevin also prepares loan documents and handles loan closings for banks and other financial institutions for both routine and complex commercial transactions. Kevin’s primary responsibilities include drafting and negotiating loan documents, reviewing real estate due diligence which includes reviewing title documents, environmental reports, and surveys, reviewing corporate due diligence which includes UCC lien searches, organizational documents, certificates of good standing, litigation searches, assisting with loan closings, and performing legal research.   

   

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Kevin’s litigation experience includes representing:

  • Numerous banks and financial institutions to recover collateral and secure judgments against individual and commercial borrowers
  • A local HMO in a complex out-of-network emergency services provider dispute;
  • Multiple companies in a heavily litigated multi-million dollar minority member dispute relating to real estate owning entities
  • Representing purchaser of multi-million dollar historic skyscraper in Detroit requiring the seller to complete the sale;  
  • A regional insurance company in obtaining denial of class certification and dismissal of novel and complex class action claims relating to premiums;
  • An OEM in UCC breach of warranty supplier disputes
  • A national insurance company’s board of directors  in conducting a corporate investigation in response to shareholder demand letters on behalf of; and
  • Representing both landlords and tenants in commercial disputes.

Kevin’s banking and commercial real estate experience includes:

  • Drafting and negotiating loan documents and loan workouts
  • Reviewing real estate due diligence
  • Overseeing the purchase and sale of multi-million dollar commercial properties.

Kevin’s corporate and compliance experience includes:

  • Drafting member and shareholder purchase agreements and operating agreements for various business entities;
  • Representing individuals and businesses in jet acquisitions, including fractional share ownership, to ensure FAA and IRS compliance: negotiated purchase agreements; structured operating entities; and drafted aircraft leases, pilot services and management agreements

Memberships/ Associations

Civic / Community
  • Livonia Comprehensive Master Plan Steering Committee Member, 2016-2017
  • Livonia Human Relations Commission, Member, 2016-Present
  • The University of Detroit Mercy American Inns of Court, 2013-2016
  • American Red Cross Disaster Relief Volunteer, New Orleans, LA, 2005