Steven A. Harms, J.D.

Adjunct Professor, Business Law

Partner, Muller, Muller, Richmond, Harms, and Myers
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Blog: Credit and Collections topics

Areas of Expertise:
Creditor’s Rights

Attorney Steve Harms has published more than 100 original articles and professional education seminar materials for such organizations as the International Association of Com­mercial Collectors, NACM, General Practice Section, State Bar of Michigan, Dunn & Bradstreet, and Law Notes, his law firm newsletter.

Prof. Harms is the author of the 580-page "Handling the Collection Case in Michigan, a Creditor’s Guide," updated annually; and "A Credit Manager’s Guide to Collection Law in Michigan" (ICLE, Ann Arbor). He also contributes to the two-volume "Research Edge, Attorney Fee Agreements, Michigan Formbook" and the two-volume "Michigan Practice" (ICLE, Ann Arbor).

In September 2009, Prof. Harms co-authored "Credit and Collections Kit for Dummies" with Aaron Larson (Wiley Publishing Company). His latest book, "International Commercial Secured Transactions," co-authored with David Franklin (Thomson-Carswell Publishing Company), will be published in September 2010.

Professor Harms has conducted more than 100 seminars and teleseminars  and has given several television interviews.  

J.D., Detroit College of Law

B.A., Political Science; Hope College


2005 Distinguished Online Faculty Award from the Alliance for Excellence in Online Learning

Member, State Bar of Michigan

Board Certified in Creditor’s Rights by Commercial Law League of America

Board of Directors, International Association of Com­mercial Collectors

Member, Commercial Law League of America

Chairperson, Member Attorney Program, American Collector’s Association

AV-Rated Attorney, Martindale Hubbell

"Who’s Who in American Law" since 1985

Faculty member, 2005 Michigan Judicial Institute