E. Todd Sable


Honigman LLP
2290 First National Building
660 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226-3506

Tel: 313.465.7548

Email: tsable@honigman.com
Web: www.honigman.com

Todd Sable is the leader of the firm’s Commercial Transactions Practice Group and a key member of the Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex commercial transactions, bankruptcy and restructuring, and distressed business matters. He regularly represents major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and global suppliers with respect to significant long term commercial and procurement agreements, and in the development of strategies for the protection of the supply of goods.

Todd represents automotive and manufacturing businesses in their multifaceted commercial and supply chain relationships, and in disputes among customers, suppliers, and competitors.

He regularly advises OEMs, global automotive suppliers and startups with respect to connected and autonomous vehicle supply contracts and supply chain risk management.

Todd conducts structural analysis of transactions regarding bankruptcy and related risks, and counsels debtors, creditors’ committees, customers, suppliers, and lenders in bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings, financial restructurings, liquidations, and workouts. He represents strategic and financial purchasers and sellers of assets and businesses in distressed conditions including in Bankruptcy Code and Uniform Commercial Code transactions, and serves as a commercial specialist in mergers and acquisitions matters.

  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
    • cum laude
    • Law Review, Member and Note and Comment Editor
  • Albion College, B.A.
While we have one of the nation’s largest and most sophisticated bankruptcy and restructuring practices in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, our Restructuring and Insolvency attorneys have significant experience across multiple industries, including energy, entertainment, gaming, healthcare, manufacturing, media, real estate, retail, telecommunications, and transportation. We are highly experienced in all forms of restructuring transactions and insolvency proceedings, representing debtors, distressed investors, customers, lenders, creditors, landlords, board members, and potential acquirers, both in and out of court.

Honigman has successfully guided companies, large and small, through formal bankruptcy proceedings. We have represented debtors in some of the largest bankruptcy matters in the State of Michigan including Energy Conversion Devices, Greektown Casino and Capitol Bancorp., in prepackaged restructurings such as the chapter 11 case of Angel Medical, and in cross-border insolvencies like the chapter 15 recognition proceedings of Kraus Carpet. Honigman also represented General Motors Corporation as co-counsel in its historic chapter 11 case with primary responsibility for GM’s myriad supply-chain issues.

Honigman’s bankruptcy and insolvency litigation practice involves the representation of debtors, creditors, financial institutions, agents and trustees, directors, owners and purchasers in significant disputes.  We have prosecuted and defended very large contested claims, challenged and defended plans of reorganizations and bankruptcy settlements, defended major avoidance actions (including substantial preference and fraudulent transfer claims), protected acquirers from challenges to bankruptcy purchases, litigated executory contract and lease disputes, and resolved a wide variety of other disputes. 

Honigman is a leading business law firm serving clients locally, nationally, and internationally from its Midwest base. We counsel clients on complex legal issues in more than 60 areas of legal practice. We pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ businesses and being exceptionally responsive to their business goals and needs.

Honigman is on the forefront of developing new approaches to add value to our client service. With our innovative administrative approaches, project management skills, and client service teams, our attorneys are able to work proactively with our clients to deliver outstanding service and results. The extraordinary proficiency of our attorneys and staff, our client service ethic, and our Midwest cost structure allow Honigman to successfully compete with the nation’s largest law firms.

For more than 70 years, Honigman has been repeatedly commended by peers and clients for exceptional performance. Our Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Real Estate practices are ranked in the top tier in Michigan by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2019. U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranks 15 of our major practice areas nationally among the nation’s most prominent law firms.