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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.
MICHAEL T. KULKA is chief executive officer and principal co-founder of PM Environmental, Inc. (PME), an environmental consulting and engineering firm with offices throughout the United States. He specializes in environmental due diligence, portfolio management, mergers and acquisitions, transactional real estate, and development. Mr. Kulka is the national client manager for numerous Fortune 1000 financial institutions, retail chains, industrial conglomerates, and real estate developers. He has managed multiple large scale commercial/retail and industrial redevelopments involving multiple service lines within the company. Mr. Kulka has presented on national panels within the environmental industry on topics such as environmental due diligence, brownfields, leaking underground storage tank (LUST), environmental compliance, and environmental oddities. Mr. Kulka has a B.S. degree in civil and environmental engineering from Michigan State University and is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in Michigan, Alabama and Georgia.