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CHRISTOPHER B. BEST is an attorney with Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, in the firm’s Detroit office. Mr. Best practices in consumer collections where he regularly handles litigation related to credit card accounts, deficiency balances, and lines of credit. He has experience in international tax compliance and IRS collections. Mr. Best earned his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Central Michigan University and his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, and is a board member of the Michigan Creditors Bar Association.
DANIEL E. BEST is the shareholder with Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA. He is in charge of the Consumer Collections Unit for the Detroit office of the law firm and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. His practice focuses on consumer collections, commercial collections, foreclosures and secured transactions. Mr. Best regularly handles collection litigation involving credit card accounts, lines of credit, home equity loans, car loans, boats loans and deficiency balances. He also has a breadth of experience in collecting on student loans, both through legal and traditional agency means. Over the course of his career, he has foreclosed on preferred ship mortgages and maintained actions to recover fraudulent conveyances recovering both personal and real property, to be liquidated and applied to outstanding judgments. Mr. Best also has experience in pursuing subrogation collections on behalf of auto insurers, homeowners insurers, title insurers and title companies. He has also assisted small businesses, including medical providers, attorneys and accountants with collections on their non-paying accounts. Mr. Best formerly oversaw the complete operations of the firm’s Michigan office, which he founded in 1998. He is a regular presenter on collection related issues, including the litigation process, recovery of property (both real and personal) through legal means and execution on judgments. Mr. Best earned his B.S. degree from The Ohio State University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Michigan Creditor’s Bar Association and American (member, Business Law Section, Credit Union Committee) Bar Association. Mr. Best is also active with the Michigan Traveling Circus, an organization consisting of vendors to the finance industry which raises money for scholarship given to college students studying finance.
STUART A. BEST is the managing partner of the Michigan litigation and defense, and real estate divisions of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, which is the largest collections firm in the United States ranked by dollars collected. He and his associates litigate consumer and commercial finance defense litigation, commercial banking, business, and real property matters in both federal and state courts. Mr. Best is part of the integrated real estate default group, and handles complex legal foreclosure and title issues, as well as state law foreclosure compliance. He has a wealth of federal and state court experience and has handled many cases involving the appointment and representation of receivers, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, real estate, real estate title issues, landlord-tenant, Collection Practices Act defense, Michigan Lemon Law defense, insurance subrogation, and recoupment. Mr. Best has presented on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) legislation and requirements, and Michigan foreclosure and collection law. Over the course of his career, he has also assisted clients with issues involving residential and commercial real estate/development, commercial leasing, landlord-tenant law, tax, administrative law, licensing, estate planning, and liquor commission issues, and rezoning. Mr. Best has also represented local and national talent in the entertainment industry. He formerly held his Michigan commercial and residential real estate broker license. Mr. Best is a member of the Oakland Bar Association, Greater Detroit Bar Association, and the State Bar of Michigan (member, Real Property Section). He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. degree from Detroit College of Law.