Practice Areas

Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco is a boutique business litigation, bankruptcy and supply chain counseling firm. We do not layer our matters with multiple different attorneys. The lawyer you hire is the lawyer who handles your matter with lean, focused and experienced support specifically tailored to your matter. We thrive on delivering the results our clients want and need.

Complex Litigation: Business, product liability, Construction and Real Estate


Our business litigators have made their marks and built their reputations in high-stakes trials with many millions on the line to complex contract negotiations.


We have specific strengths in:

  • Business litigation
  • Warranty, recall and product liability litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • Professional liability matters
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Minority oppression claims
  • Inter-entity owner disputes
  • Director and officer liability
  • Non-compete agreements and related disputes
  • Fraudulent conveyance claims
  • Business torts
  • Securities litigation
  • Franchise litigation
  • Student loan litigation (guarantor/lender)
  • Sales representative disputes
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) matters
  • Expertise in electronically stored data
  • Emergency restraining orders/injunctions
  • Unfair competition
  • Class actions
  • Dealership litigation
  • Facilitation, arbitration, ADR (facilitator/mediator/panel member)
  • Motor carrier and transportation disputes
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Intellectual technology and trade secrets
  • Banking and financial litigation

Bankruptcy, Workouts and Creditors’ Rights


Our attorneys have an extensive knowledge of the options available to distressed businesses and creditors. Our successes run the gamut of actions necessary to defend and protect creditor and debtor rights. Faithful to our Motor City roots, we have built a strong and extremely active practice in automotive insolvency counseling — but our successes in this area also extend across many other major business sectors.

Contract and Supply Chain Counseling: Automotive and Manufacturing


The lawyers at Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco have over 150 years of collective experience representing clients facing the challenges, risks and opportunities unique to the complex automotive and manufacturing supply chains. We have represented hundreds of Tier 1, 2 and 3 clients with supply chain issues that threaten their manufacturing operations, long-term contracts and continued operations.


Our clients range from the largest global automotive manufacturers to “mom and pop” tool and die shops. Our lawyers regularly write and speak on supply chain issues and regularly receive industry awards for the quality of the working knowledge and experience we are proud to share with the manufacturing and supply chain community.

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