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Rodney (Rod) Glusac is a partner with the firm Bernardi, Ronayne & Glusac. Rod concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, real estate, and civil litigation. He has over 30 years in representing both individuals, companies, and trustees in cases under Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, in bankruptcy litigation, real estate transactions, real estate title defense, and civil litigation.

Rod has argued cases throughout the State of Michigan and has numerous decisions of relevance in the area of bankruptcy law. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and real estate law. Rod received his J.D. Degree from Wayne State University School of Law, and his B.Mu. from Wayne State University.

He is a founding partner of the firm which has received various recognitions including U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms, The National Law Journal Top Rated Real Estate Lawyers, and Business Top Lawyers of Metro Detroit. Rod maintains an AV-Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Rating and has been recognized in Leading Lawyers under Bankruptcy Law: Individual.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law and Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions/Closings
  • Mortgage Lien Priority Disputes
  • Debt Analysis
  • Other Contractual Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2020
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2002


  • Wayne State University School of Law, Detroit, MichiganJ.D. - 1990
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MichiganB.Mu. - 1985

Associations & Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Representative Cases

  • In re Lewandowski, 386 B.R. 643 (E.D. Mich. 2008)
  • Annas v. Allard, 272 B.R. 633 (E.D. Mich. 2002)
  • Fuhrman v. Wilmington Savings Fund Soc’y (In re Fuhrman), 596 B.R. 342 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2018)
  • In re Wade, 414 B.R. 161 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2009)
  • In re Ackhoff, 281 B.R. 889 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2001)
  • In re Ackhoff, 252 B.R. 396 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2000)

Recent Lecturing

  • Consumer Real Estate Issues; Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan, 33rd Annual Bankruptcy Section Seminar, September 24, 2021
  • Avoidance & Recovery Issues, Including the Rights & Defenses of Secured Creditors; Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan, 29th Annual Bankruptcy Section Seminar, July 27 - 29, 2017
  • Real Property Issues: Judicial Foreclosure, Sales During the Redemption Period, MERS Issues; American Bankruptcy Institute/Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, November 11, 2011
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings and Orders, and their effect on Real Estate Transactions; Michigan Land Title Association 2011 Spring Education Seminar, March 13, 2001, & May 4, 2011