Jonathan Engman Esq.

Managing Attorney, Real Estate and Litigation

Jon is a shareholder of Fabrizio & Brook and serves as managing attorney for the firm’s Real Estate and litigation departments. Jon concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, mortgage lending, curative title, contracts, and has extensive experience litigating foreclosure and quiet title cases. He frequently conducts educational seminars for clients on a variety of topics related to real estate and mortgage lending. Jon is state certified in eestate planning and probate administration. He also has organized and presented seminars for the National Business Institute and has given talks on property preservation, loss mitigation and foreclosures at conferences throughout the country.

Jon earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Economy and History from Hillsdale College in Michigan. After leaving Hillsdale College, he served as a police officer for Bloomfield Township in Oakland County, Michigan. During his eight years of service, Jon was selected to become a Field Training Officer. Jon is an active member and current Vice President of the Detroit Alumni Chapter of Sigma Chi. After earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, Jon left law enforcement to practice law and worked for an insurance defense firm before joining Fabrizio & Brook in 1999.

Jon was selected to the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 Super Lawyers list.

Location: Troy, Michigan
Phone: 248-519-4103
Fax: 248-269-8503

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Curative Title
  • Contracts
  • Foreclosure
  • Quiet Title

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1998

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D.
  • Oakland Police Academy
  • Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan
    • B.S.
    • Major: Economy & History

Published Works

  • Loan Modification Opt-In Program, UTA, Summer 2013
  • Challenging the Loan Modification Process Under Michigan’s Foreclosure Statute, Latches, June 2013
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Found Liable For Transfer Taxes On Real Property In Michigan, Legal Legal Quarterly, Summer 2012
  • Relevant Michigan Legislation and Case Law, UTA, Summer 2012
  • Mortgage Assignments: What Is and Is Not Required for a Foreclosure in Michigan, Latches, February 2012
  • What Have You Done With My Client?, Legal League Quarterly, Summer 2011
  • Recent Michigan Legislation, UTA, Summer 2011
  • Mortgage Assignments vs. Condominium Liens: Contrasting Opinions in the Sixth Circuit, OCBA, March 2011
  • Two Michigan Cases Affect Lenders, UTA, Summer 2010
  • A Closer Look at Ordinances Requiring Vacant Property Registration, Latches, March 2010
  • New Michigan Laws Impact Foreclosure, UTA
  • Outside the Box, but Inside the Law, DSNews
  • Pending Legislation and Bankruptcy Rule Changes , UTA – Michigan

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Real Estate Section of the Michigan State Bar
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • American Legal and Financial Network (ALFN)
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association
  • Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan