Senior Counsel

Heldt, Jeffrey A.

Profile & Practice Areas

Jeffrey A. Heldt’s knowledge of the litigative process helps him work with clients to anticipate and especially to avoid it. He practices in Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C.’s Bloomfield Hills office.

Beginning with his tenure as AVP and Counsel at Bank of the Commonwealth in the mid-1970’s, Jeff has concentrated his practice in representing financial institutions in a broad range of problem-solving contexts, ranging from:

  • Regulatory compliance and trust administration and fiduciary liability issues
  • Negotiated collections, forbearance, loan restructuring/re-documentation
  • Chapter 11 debtor-creditor machinations (cash collateral/adequate protection/relief from automatic stay/competing plans)
  • Article 9 asset liquidations; mortgage foreclosures
  • Imposition/enforcement of guarantor liability

Jeff’s extensive litigative experience, both in the trial and appellate courts, culminating in Stachura –v- Memphis Public Schools, 477 US 299 (1986), 763 F.2d 211 (6th Cir, 1985) well-prepares him for sophisticated business and financial counsel.

With an MS in Taxation, Jeff also has extensive experience in all aspects of plan administration and asset management for ERISA/Taft-Hartley Pension, Health Care and other employee benefit plans, ranging from $15 million to $1.2 billion in assets, together with broad experience in employee benefits and executive compensation.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

  • ​Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV-Preeminent

Professional Associations

  • ​State Bar of Michigan