rachell. hillegonds

Rachel L. Hillegonds | Attorney at Cunningham Dalman


616.392.1821 Ext. 274 rachel@cunninghamdalman.com
Fax: 616.392.4769


Linda Clark
616.392.1821 Ext. 261 linda@cunninghamdalman.com

Rachel has been practicing law since 2004, and has represented clients in a variety of real estate, commercial and bankruptcy/insolvency matters. She has helped both individuals and businesses with real estate acquisitions and sales, evictions and other tenant matters, foreclosures and land contract forfeitures, condominium association, zoning, easement and land use issues, cottage and vacation home planning, leases, land contracts, and mortgages and other lien rights. Rachel also has experience analyzing, negotiating and drafting various corporate and commercial documents, including nondisclosure agreements, equipment leases, consulting and other service agreements, operating agreements, corporate bylaws, financing and loan documents, and other business contracts. She has represented secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, debtors and creditors’ committees in all sorts of bankruptcy matters, and assisted clients with out-of-court workout, receivership, assignment for the benefit of creditors, and other insolvency matters, including forbearance agreements and the settlement of debts, refinancing, winding down business operations, company and individual restructuring, and pursuing, preserving or contesting lien and other collection rights.

Practice Areas


  • J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., Hope College, 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ottawa County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Turnaround Management Association, West Michigan, Former Board Member, and Past President, Vice President and Treasurer, and Programming Committee Member
  • Western District of Michigan Federal Bar Association, Former Secretary and member of the FBA Bankruptcy Section steering committee
  • Admitted to practice in all Michigan courts, including the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Magazine's Top Lawyers, December 2019, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law

Volunteer Associations and Memberships

  • St. John Vianney Catholic School Board Member, Secretary
  • Amateur chauffeur and cheering section for three busy little boys
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