Michael J. Woods, Executive Vice President – Managing Attorney

Education: J.D., University of Miami School of Law; B.S., Central Michigan University

Admitted to Practice: State of Michigan; United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; United States District Court, Western District of Michigan

Rochester, Michigan

Michael Woods joined Potestivo & Associates, P.C. in 2006.  He is the firm’s Executive Vice President and is located in the Rochester, Michigan office.  As the firm’s Executive Vice President, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm and works to promote efficiency across all firm departments and processes.  Prior to his current position, Michael previously served the firm in the capacity of the Supervising Attorney of the Foreclosure and Loss Mitigation Departments and later as an Assistant Vice President – Managing Attorney.

Through years of service in the real estate finance industry, Michael has accumulated a vast amount of default servicing knowledge.  He understands the power of communication and believes that superior results can be effectively achieved through direct communication with our clients and their debtors, helping to reduce the costs associated with the legal process for both parties.  He understands that all clients have a unique manner in which they do business, and he focuses on utilizing strong legal principles and efficient processes, to achieve detailed solutions and satisfactory results for each client.

Michael graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, and a concentration in Public Administration.  He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Miami School Of Law.

Michael is active in a number of industry and professional associations, including the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association, the Default Attorney Group, and the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Section.  He also works collaboratively with these and other industry professionals as well as State and Federal elected officials in reference to legislative efforts to voice our client’s concerns and speak to their interests.

Michael was chosen by the Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association as a Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes leaders who have excelled in moving the mortgage industry forward.