Barnes, Andrew W.

Profile & Practice Areas

Andrew W. Barnes brings his Southwest Michigan clients practical and insightful advice in the areas of Real Estate Transactions, Mortgages, Commercial and Residential Mortgage Foreclosures, and Debt Collection Litigation.

Andy represents numerous financial institutions in matters including:

  • Complex commercial foreclosures
  • Residential foreclosures
  • Loan workouts
  • Regulatory issues related to state and federal law
  • Forbearance agreements
  • Debt collection litigation

Andy also represents clients in commercial and residential real estate transactions, land contract forfeitures, eviction actions and lease negotiations.

With the increasingly complex areas of General Civil Litigation, Business Formation and Estate Planning, he has provided counsel and assistance.

Additionally, Andy advises and represents numerous Convention and Visitors Bureaus from across Michigan in matters related to the enforcement of the various Convention and Tourism Marketing Acts that exist under Michigan law.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Real Estate, 2013-2020
  • South Haven Tribune, Best Law Office in South Haven, 2018

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Van Buren County Bar Association
  • Berrien County Bar Association
  • Cass County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • The Greater South Haven Area Community Foundation; Director 2017- Present; President 2018-2021
  • South Haven Junior Youth League; Director 2019 - Present; Treasurer 2020 - Present
  • Grand Valley Amateur Hockey Association, Inc.; Director 2022 - Present; President 2022 - Present
  • South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce
  • YMCA of Southwest Michigan; Benton Harbor - St. Joseph YMCA; Volunteer