Arbitration & Mediation Practice of  Jerome F. Rock


Law Firm Experience

Rock & Sherbow; Rock, Debolski, Krommigna & Edwards, Detroit, MI

  • Managing Partner, 1977-1989
  • Active practice in commercial, technology and construction law.
  • Represented  Publicly Traded Limited Partnerships involved in Oil and Gas business.  Negotiated and litigated partnership and limited partnership transactions, including private placement and registered offerings of securities for publicly traded oil and gas limited partnerships.   Involved in securities laws compliance,  proxy issues, oil and gas leasing and development.
  • Represented major real estate developers, general contractors and specialty trades subcontractors in organizational, transactional and litigation activities.
  • Merged practice with Jacob & Weingarten in 1989.

Jacob & Weingarten, Troy, MI

  • Financial affairs partner and one of the three original shareholders that started the firm. 1989-1991
  • Active practice in commercial, technology, computer and construction law. 
  • Processed successful environmental remediation and redevelopment of contaminated industrial property.
  • Managed all aspects of shareholder disputes, including oppression of minority shareholders, breach of fiduciary duties of corporate officers.
  • Represented lenders and borrowers in financing and default situations, represented firms in bankruptcy proceedings, as debtor and as counsel to creditors' committees.
  • Drafted, negotiated and litigated corporate, limited liability company, partnership and limited partnership transactions, buy-sell agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure and non-competition agreements.
  • Negotiated on behalf of specialty material supplier to Nuclear Power Public Utility involving Chapter 11 Bankruptcy of subcontractor jeopardizing critical project schedules. 
  • Negotiated resolution of national warranty claims against roofing membrane material manufacturers, installation contractors, designers and owners in matters involving defective material/workmanship and performance for industrial roofing projects.