Real Estate Law

The firm’s real estate practice is one of the largest and most sophisticated of any law firm in Michigan.

We advise clients on virtually every type of real property transaction and issue.  We have earned a reputation for completing complex and creative development and financing transactions efficiently and effectively.  Our clients are engaged in projects in the Lansing metropolitan area, the State of Michigan and throughout the United States.  We are experienced in all major areas of real estate law, including the following:

Real Estate Acquisition and Development

  • Purchase, sale and leasing of industrial, commercial, multi-family residential, and mixed-use, real estate projects
  • Industrial, commercial, and retail (downtown and shopping-center) real estate development
  • Historic rehabilitation
  • Brownfield redevelopment
  • Title examination and analysis
  • Zoning issues

Real Estate Finance

  • Commercial real estate lending (including securitized, FNMA and governmentally issued loans)
  • Real estate partnerships, limited liability companies and syndications
  • Workout and foreclosure

Cooperatives and Condominiums

  • Site condominiums
  • Office and residential condominiums
  • Complex residential-commercial conversions

Non-Profit, Subsidized and Affordable Housing

  • State and federally assisted housing for families and the elderly

Low Income Housing Tax Credits

Federal and State Historic Tax Credits

  • Advice in connection with qualifying for and securing federal and state historic tax credits
  • Syndication of federal and state historic tax credits

Federal New Market Tax Credits

  • Syndication of new market tax credits

Michigan Brownfield Tax Credits

  • Advices in connection with qualifying for and securing Michigan Brownfield tax credits
  • Syndication or sale of Brownfield tax credits

Brownfield Tax Credits

New Markets Tax Credits