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Mike is the partner at Brennan, Manna & Diamond that leads the firm’s bankruptcy practice. He also counsels many businesses, individuals, and financial institutions in areas of general business, real estate transactions, foreclosure, and probate matters. He has counseled clients in the following areas:


  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy for Businesses and High Net Worth Individuals

  • Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy for Individuals

  • Work out / Turnaround / Reorganization

  • Section 363 Sales and Purchases of property through a bankruptcy proceeding

  • Bankruptcy Adversary Litigation on behalf of Chapter 7 Panel Trustees

  • Preference, Fraudulent Conveyance litigation

  • Unsecured Creditor Committee counsel

Small Business

  • Succession Planning for closely-held businesses

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Contracts

  • Commercial Litigation

Receiverships & Foreclosure

  • Served as State Court appointed Receiver as well as counsel for Receiver

  • Foreclosure and Land Contract Forfeiture proceedings

  • Landlord-Tenant,  Evictions

Real Estate

  • Purchase and Sale of Commercial Real Estate

  • Leasing

Probate & Estate Planning

  • Wills, Trusts, and other life planning instruments

  • Probate Administration

  • Asset Protection and Planning

Prior to the practice of law, Mike spent several years working in the film & television industry in Los Angeles.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 20%
    16 years
  2. Chapter 11: 20%
    16 years
  3. Debt Collection: 20%
    16 years
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 20%
    16 years
  5. Bankruptcy: 20%
    16 years

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  • Bradley Levine

    Mr. Steel is an exceptional attorney. He is aggressive, intelligent, and personable. I could not recommend him enough for your bankruptcy needs.


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Contact info

75 E Market St
Akron, OH, 44308-2010


FLMember in Good Standing201406/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney / PartnerBrennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC2013 - Present
Attorney / PartnerGoldman & Rosen, Ltd.2000 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarN/A2014 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/A2005 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Miami University of OhioMass Communication / Media ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1990