Michael N. Schaeffer (Retired)

Founder and Partner

Prior to his retirement at the end of 2018, Michael Schaeffer worked for over 45 years representing individuals and various business entities in numerous real estate and other commercial transactions.

Michael was actively engaged in representing creditors in commercial collections. He represented lenders in numerous commercial workouts in the Bankruptcy Courts and in State Court. Michael handled many large, complex, troubled loan situations. He was instrumental in transactions, large and small, involving either the sale or purchase of operating businesses and real estate.

Most important are the relationships that Michael built with his clients, partners, co-workers, lawyers and members of the federal and state bench. Michael earned and maintained a strong reputation for trust and honesty that lasted his entire career.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals


  • The Ohio State University, J.D., with honors, 1974
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1972

Michael N. Schaeffer (Retired)'s Practice Areas

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Creditor’s Rights

Whether you are an individual or an institution, the creditor’s rights attorneys at KSR offer efficient, aggressive, and professional representation in pursuing your goals.

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Business and Corporate Law

If you want to start, restructure, merge, expand or even wind down your business — our business law acumen can help keep your business buttoned up.

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Banking Law

As a financial institution, you have many different requirements in dealing with borrowers, guarantors and even other institutions. The banking law attorneys at KSR will work to preserve your interests and assets as if they were their own.

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Commercial Real Estate

Given the legal complexity and number of parties involved in commercial real estate, your interests and assets demand the experienced, unflinching counsel our clients have relied on since 1977.

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As specialists in a broad range of family, business, and labor law, our litigation attorneys offer in-depth experience to advance your rights — both in and out of the courtroom.

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Business Debt Restructuring

When unforeseen circumstances put your business at risk, take advantage of our longstanding experience counseling banks and lenders and put it to work for you.

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When it comes to construction, the foundation for success rests on a solid contract — one crafted with your interests at the forefront.

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