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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP - Real Estate Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Stellar regional real estate practice, known for the depth of its expertise across the full spectrum of real estate matters, including complex development financings for commercial and residential properties. Adept at representing owners. Acts for clients in the environmental, hospitality, retail and affordable housing sectors, among others. Fields highly experienced attorneys in property-related environmental issues and REITs.

Strengths Clients say: "They are a first-class firm and we are very happy to be working with them. They do a great job of representing us across all facets of our business."

"They could not be more responsive and they always protect our best interests," says a client.

Work highlights Advised Rock Development on issues concerning the development of a new criminal justice center for Wayne County and on its $1 billion commercial redevelopment of existing facilities.

Advised Philips Edison & Company on the acquisition of 34 shopping centers located across 12 states.

Notable practitioners

Richard Burstein has over 45 years' experience advising developers, REITs and retailers. Sources highlight his strength in leasing work and call him "an excellent relationship builder."

Lawrence McLaughlin chairs the practice and is a leading practitioner who often advises on real estate transactions. Interviewees highlight him as an "outstanding talent" and report that "he is creative in resolving issues efficiently."

Lowell Salesin has "a very robust practice" that includes advising REITs and private developers. His expertise spans office, retail and multifamily developments and he regularly advises on acquisitions and financings.

Adam Rothstein is "business-minded, practical and responsive," according to one source. He is adept at handing acquisition and financing matters.

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Bodman PLC - Real Estate Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-established real estate group with considerable experience advising clients from the financial services, manufacturing and religious sectors, and particular expertise in real estate finance. Recognized for its skilled handling of domestic and cross-border real estate transactions and advice on tax matters. Experienced in handling transactions involving unique properties, such as significant personal residences and properties of historical importance.

Strengths Clients say: "They do a good job: they are very responsive and understand the business very well. They understand all that is going on and have our best interests in mind."

Clients say: "They are very accurate and very responsive."

Work highlights Advised Lear on real estate issues concerning its new manufacturing plant in Flint, Michigan.

Represented Fiat Chrysler in the negotiation of a warehouse and distribution lease for 365,000 sq ft in Temperance, Michigan.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Spilkin has notable expertise in real estate transactions and regularly works with owners, developers and lenders. Clients say he is "a great lawyer with a practical, business-minded approach to the law and client service."

Nicholas Scavone is best known for representing banks and other lenders on matters such as mortgage and development loans. "He is great: he knows the business very well and is responsive and approachable," states a client.

About the Team (content provided by Bodman PLC)

In today's relatively favorable commercial real estate market, investors and developers can take advantage of available opportunities before the cycle shifts. Bodman's real estate attorneys can help owners, investors, and developers through the acquisition, disposition, and development of properties throughout the United States.
Our Real Estate team manages national real estate portfolios for corporate clients, representing both buyers and sellers in commercial transactions. Our firm has a multi-faceted real estate practice that has decades of experience representing companies in nearly every aspect of their commercial real estate transactions including leases, purchases, and sales. We also have wide experience in the related legal areas that often support these complex deals, such as environmental law, tax, zoning and land use, incentives and entitlements, and construction agreements.
We serve as real estate counsel to a broad range of sophisticated clients with national portfolios that have multifaceted legal needs, including commercial and retail leases, having represented them for many years because we have developed a deep understanding of their industries, their companies, and their cultures. Our team works hard to ensure that we meet our clients’ needs and provide maximum value.

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Dickinson Wright PLLC - Real Estate Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active, well-resourced practice advising a range of prominent clients, including developers, banks and REITs. Advises owners, developers and lenders, among others. Draws on the strength of its national office network to offer comprehensive advice on a wide range of matters, including acquisitions, zoning, finance and portfolio management, among others.

Strengths "The real estate team has a deep bench of personable and experienced attorneys who provide high-quality real estate services at a reasonable cost. The firm handles all matters promptly and efficiently, and provides excellent client service," says a client.

"They have a broad knowledge base for a number of complex transactions," reports a source.

Work highlights Represented Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in the administration of real estate loans totaling $500 million to Mercedes-Benz dealers and affiliates.

Advised Uniprop Manufactured Housing Communities Income Fund II on its sale of manufactured housing communities, followed by a liquidation and distribution of all assets of the fund.

Notable practitioners

James Candler advises on matters such as financing and leasing transactions, development agreements, zoning and plan approvals and property tax appeals. One interviewee states: "His investigation of the issues, understanding and reading of the details are outstanding. I really trust him."

Stephen Dawson is best known for his commercial real estate practice. He has vast experience in advising companies on financings, acquisitions and dispositions.

John Cameron is "a very highly regarded practitioner" who holds significant expertise in real estate transactions. He maintains an impressive client base, which includes Fortune 100 companies.

Monica Labe is "a very knowledgeable and skilled attorney," according to her clients. She often works with private equity firms and lenders investment firms on real estate transactions.

Katheryne Zelenock is adept at working with lenders on matters such as mortgage loans. She also advises on the restructuring and workouts of financing agreements.

About the Team (content provided by Dickinson Wright PLLC)

Dickinson Wright's real estate practice is sophisticated and varied. More than 60 lawyers are actively involved in real estate matters, regularly representing a wide variety of clients in all aspects of real estate investment and development. Our team understands that deals don't happen in a vacuum: working closely with our lawyers in environmental, corporate, insurance, tax, litigation and banking law, we offer our clients strategic and comprehensive advice with full appreciation of the business context and potential risks of their real estate transactions.

Many of our clients have portfolios that span North America, and they rely on our significant experience in nearly every U.S. state and Canadian province to help them maximize value and increase management efficiency. With offices in Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Toronto, Ontario, we serve clients wherever they need us.

Our team offers the sophistication and presence to help every client achieve their objectives. We represent a broad range of entities - including developers, contractors, lenders, landlord, corporations, nonprofits, REITs, banks, and government entities - involved in all aspects of real estate.

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Dykema Gossett PLLC - Real Estate Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Undertakes the full spectrum of real estate work including commercial loan origination, foreclosures and infrastructure development. Acts for a host of transactional stakeholders, from real estate owners and investors to architects. Experienced in working with clients from the retail and utilities sectors. Known for its bench of highly experienced practitioners, and regularly acts with members of other groups within the firm to provide an integrated service.

Work highlights Represented Cedarbrook Senior Living in the acquisition, development and financing of a new continuing care retirement community in Rochester, Michigan.

Advised Williams International on the acquisition of a new headquarters and manufacturing facility.

Notable practitioners

Kyle Hauberg handles matters such as real estate purchases, leases and financings. He is experienced in advising on matters concerning healthcare and automotive facilities.

Cameron Piggott is "a pleasure to deal with" and "excellent in his follow-through," report sources. He handles a range of real estate matters, including issues related to commercial and residential developments.

About the Team (content provided by Dykema Gossett PLLC)

With one of the largest collections of practitioners in the Midwest, together with added depth from lawyers in its coast-to-coast network of offices, Dykema’s Real Estate practice is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s leading practices.

Dykema’s experienced real estate team fully understands the often complex and competing interests in real estate transactions and disputes. Clients benefit not only from our business-minded approach to handling these matters, but also from efficient and cost-effective representation. From planning to execution, Dykema's real estate practitioners apply new ideas and forward thinking techniques to solve the most sophisticated client issues. They carefully consider appropriate staffing in each matter—both by specialty and level of experience—to bring a diverse perspective to every engagement. Dykema also leverages the experience and insight of its colleagues who practice in other areas, such as in corporate, tax, construction, environmental and employment law, in a way that enhances efficiency while keeping clients’ objectives in mind.

Dykema's representation covers, in depth, all aspects of real estate law, including without limitation, the following highlighted areas: affordable housing and community development; development; land use and zoning; leasing and property management; finance; tax incentives and economic development; workouts and water rights.


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Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. - Real Estate Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished real estate practice with solid transactional experience, particularly in relation to financing and REIT matters. Routinely assists in major infrastructure projects for energy, automotive and construction clients. The team is well known for its deep bench and experienced practitioners. Adept at handling economic development work.

Strengths Sources say: "They are very fair on their rates, efficient, practical and responsive."

Sources say: "They're excellent, they have a great system in place and are a good team."

Work highlights Advised City Office REIT on the acquisition and financing of a ten-building office portfolio in southern California.

Advised GCC Longmont Holdings on the acquisition and financing of a 21-building office portfolio outside Denver, Colorado.

Notable practitioners

James Simpson is a longstanding practitioner who continues to maintain an impressive real estate practice. He often advises on financing and acquisitions.

Stephen Palms is based in Ann Arbor and is leading name in the market who remains a top choice for clients such as developers, lenders and borrowers. He handles real estate transactions involving all types of property.

Joseph Fazio has considerable strength in real estate acquisitions and developments. He is also experienced in handling matters such as tax-increment financing.

Ronald Hodess is known for his work on real estate and construction projects. His expertise also spans economic development incentive projects.

About the Team (content provided by Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.)

Miller Canfield’s real estate practice is one of the most respected real estate practices in the country, best known for:

General Real Estate and Real Estate Financing. We serve clients in Michigan and across the United States in their real estate related legal needs, from land acquisition, title and environmental issues, zoning, financing, construction, leasing, property management, disposition and everything in between. Our team also has expertise in economic development incentives, REIT transactions, and real estate finance matters, including portfolio and securitized loans, troubled loans, commercial workouts and foreclosures.

Corporate Real Estate. We serve corporate clients on a local and national level in the renewable energy, automotive, banking, and real estate industries, handling a broad range of real estate transactions.

Construction and Development. We represent owners, architects and contractors in all aspects of construction including site selection, negotiation of agreements, construction administration and dispute resolution.

Energy. We assist clients with real estate components of large-scale energy and energy infrastructure projects, including wind park development, interstate pipeline projects and transmission system projects.

Economic Development Incentives. We find innovative and effective ways to help clients in financing projects, including the use of tax incentives, new market tax credits, the EB-5 program, and public/private partnerships.

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Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, PLLC - Real Estate Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted for its broad real estate offering to a diverse list of local and regional clients. Well equipped to deal with sales, acquisitions and commercial loan and mortgage transactions, with proven expertise in the development of retail, office and hotel spaces.

Notable practitioners

William Barris is a highly regarded name in the market who has a wealth of experience in representing lenders and developers. He regularly assists clients with issues in connection with shopping centers, offices and hotel projects.

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Clark Hill PLC - Real Estate Department

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第三等

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What the team is known for Full-service practice often sought after for advice on the intersections between real estate, commercial law and financing. Frequently advises clients in the automotive, education and financial services industries, tackling a wealth of transactional matters and disputes. Also regularly represents investors, lenders and developers on real estate issues related to federal and state tax credits.

Strengths Sources say: "Their knowledge of real estate law in Michigan is very good."

Sources say the team "always prepares flawless documents."

Notable practitioners

William Dunn has notable expertise in real estate transactions. He offers services in lendings, workouts, leasings and acquisitions, among other areas.

Timothy Koltun chairs the group and handles issues such as sales, acquisitions and developments. Clients say: "We can always rely on his work and feedback on issues that are out of the box."

About the Team (content provided by Clark Hill PLC)

Clark Hill is focused on serving clients with needs in investing, owning, leasing, developing, constructing, financing and disposing of real estate related assets. Our Real Estate Services group brings together skills in areas such as project finance, public-private partnerships, litigation, construction, eminent domain, property tax management, energy and telecommunications, environmental, tax planning, and public support of residential and commercial development.

Clients include private developers, corporate owners, borrowers and lenders, pension funds, investors, landlords, tenants, contractors, public institutions, governmental agencies and municipalities. Among the many areas in which we serve our clients are:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Commercial financing
  • Commercial loan modification, foreclosure, workout and other remedies
  • Commercial and residential development, including retail, housing, industrial, office, hotels and destination uses, and condominiums
  • Condominium and homeowners associations
  • Construction and design, including construction litigation
  • Creditors’ rights and bankruptcy
  • Economic development, including tax incentives and public-private partnerships
  • Eminent domain
  • Energy sources and management, including renewable energy facilities
  • Entertainment venues
  • Environmental
  • Entity structuring
  • Government relations and lobbying
  • Green Building
  • Land use and zoning
  • Leasing
  • Property tax assessment
  • Real estate litigation and dispute resolution
  • Water rights

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Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler PLC - Real Estate Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded real estate team acting for an array of startup and Fortune 500 companies, as well as REITs. In particular, advises clients in the retail and healthcare industries. Known for handling large and complex residential projects and industrial redevelopments as well as purchase and sale agreements, leasing and zoning matters. Experienced in advising developers on shopping center, hotel and casino transactions.

Strengths Clients say: "They are really focused on getting the deal done, and they are responsive and fun to work with."

Sources say: "The team is great and covers all aspects of a real estate transaction."

Notable practitioners

Edward Dawda holds significant expertise in financing transactions and often serves as counsel to borrowers in securing multimillion-dollar construction, permanent, term and revolving loans and credit facilities. Clients say: "He is extremely knowledgeable in the real estate field and always provides a quick, reliable and top-notch service."

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Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC - Real Estate Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Remains a solid choice for developers, construction professionals and businesses involved in all kinds of major development projects, acting for clients in the heavy industry, retail and residential sectors. It has recently been active advising on matters relating to warehouses and senior living facilities. Additionally noted for its expertise in urban planning, loan origination and tax issues.

Strengths "They have a diverse group of smart and talented lawyers," says a source.

Sources describe the team as "very talented, efficient, timely and informative."

Work highlights Acted for Sun Communities on its acquisition and leaseback of the Sunset Beach RV resort and hotel in Cape Charles, Virginia.

Advised RESSCO Holdings on the acquisition of two properties in Ohio and Michigan.

Notable practitioners

Mark Krysinski is "an excellent real estate transactional lawyer," reports one client. He is adept at handling financings and leasings.

Richard Zussman has a specialty in commercial real estate and business planning. Clients say he is "among the best and most respected lawyers in the Detroit metropolitan community."

Mark Rubenfire is "business-oriented and looks to get deals done," say sources. He handles matters such as leasings, lendings and workouts.

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Varnum LLP - Real Estate Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Compact real estate group based in Grand Rapids, with a strong transactional focus and significant experience in finance-related matters. Adept at advising clients in high-value commercial, industrial and residential development work. Regularly acts alongside other departments in the firm on significant, multistranded real estate matters. Clients include banks, hospitals, developers, brokers and individual investors.

Strengths Sources say: "They are professional, totally on top of their transactions, prepared, efficient, diligent and proactive, but don't over-lawyer things."

Sources say: "They have excellent employees and talent at their firm, and care about meeting and exceeding client needs."

Notable practitioners

Nyal Deems's practice focuses on conveyance and lease transactions, land use approvals, construction and permanent lending. He regularly works with lenders, borrowers and REITs.

About the Team (content provided by Varnum LLP)

 Whether a property is commercial, industrial or a residential development, our real estate attorneys know the issues and the law. Our clients include real estate developers, investors, contractors, management companies, architects, lenders and companies/institutions with real estate facilities.

Our real estate work involves representing real estate developers and investors, as well as representing businesses and institutions for whom real estate is not primary but is necessary to their operations. Our team approach allows us to call on experts in municipal and environmental law to address regulatory issues arising from acquisitions and development transactions.

Varnum’s risk analysis service helps clients evaluate potential environmental concerns associated with both purchases and sales. We perform specific types of review and analysis of environmental due diligence documentation including Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Baseline Environmental Assessments and environmental Compliance Audit Reports.

Varnum has extensive experience in redevelopment of contaminated Brownfield sites and in pursuing available federal, state and local Brownfield financing. We guide clients through the often complex array of regulations and facilitate redevelopment projects.

We are continually working to maintain the trust of our clients and to address their changing service needs. It’s this attention to detail that helps our clients focus on building their business.

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Warner Norcross + Judd LLP - Real Estate Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well respected for its work across the Midwest, regularly representing clients in the manufacturing, energy, healthcare and retail sectors. Offers a broad practice, advising on construction, acquisitions, zoning and tax issues, among others. Works with a diverse client base, including entities in the healthcare and education sectors.

Strengths Sources describe it as "talented up and down the line with a very appropriate breadth of experts."

Sources say: "There has not been one area of law that we've requested assistance with that they haven't been able to fulfill, and fulfill with experienced and knowledgeable people."

Work highlights Advised Fifth Third Bank on a construction loan to ODM Parking for the construction of certain parking structures related to Comerica Park, Fox Theater, Little Caesar's Arena and other entertainment venues in Michigan.

Served as Michigan real estate counsel on behalf of Canada in connection with the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.

Notable practitioners

Melissa Collar "knows her stuff inside out," says one source. She handles matters such as acquisitions, developments and leasings.

About the Team (content provided by Warner Norcross + Judd LLP)

Described as a leading real estate authority by legislators, business leaders and peers, the Real Estate Practice Group at Warner Norcross + Judd is committed to serving you. We provide pre-transaction counseling to identify and resolve issues that may block or delay your transaction, as well as sound legal counsel in negotiating terms to reduce your risks and liabilities.  In addition, we resolve real estate legal disputes efficiently, effectively and fairly. Understanding your business and adding value is what we do and we’re personally invested in your success.

We have more experience in condominium law than any firm in Michigan. Warner attorneys thoroughly understand the principles of condominium law, allowing us to advise clients on all manners of "traditional" uses, including residential, commercial and multi-use condominiums. We also have extensive experience in non-traditional uses, guiding clients to transform marinas, office buildings and former health care facilities into condominiums.

Warner has an experienced team of nationally recognized attorneys who take a multidisciplinary approach to construction and real estate law. We regularly work with contractors, construction managers, architects, engineers, developers, landlords and tenants, brokers, condominium associations, lenders and others involved in commercial, industrial and residential construction. Our services are performed at the local, state and federal levels.

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Senior Statesperson

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

William Barris is a highly regarded name in the market who has a wealth of experience in representing lenders and developers. He regularly assists clients with issues in connection with shopping centers, offices and hotel projects.

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Senior Statesperson

Stephen A Bromberg

Butzel Long

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Bromberg of Butzel Long is based in the firm's Bloomfield Hills office and works with clients such as borrowers, lenders and purchasers. His practice encompasses real estate transactions and litigations.

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Senior Statesperson

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Burstein has over 45 years' experience advising developers, REITs and retailers. Sources highlight his strength in leasing work and call him "an excellent relationship builder."

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Senior Statesperson

Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

James Candler advises on matters such as financing and leasing transactions, development agreements, zoning and plan approvals and property tax appeals. One interviewee states: "His investigation of the issues, understanding and reading of the details are outstanding. I really trust him."

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Senior Statesperson

Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Dawson is best known for his commercial real estate practice. He has vast experience in advising companies on financings, acquisitions and dispositions.

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Senior Statesperson

Clark Hill PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

William Dunn has notable expertise in real estate transactions. He offers services in lendings, workouts, leasings and acquisitions, among other areas.

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Senior Statesperson

Butzel Long

From the Chambers USA guide

David Hipp's "knowledge of real estate from a regional and transactional perspective is top notch," says one impressed source. He is of counsel at Butzel Long and focuses on financing matters.

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Senior Statesperson

Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Maddin of Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller PC is a veteran attorney who has an excellent track record in real estate transactions. He offers clients over 50 years of experience in regional and national deals.

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Senior Statesperson

Kerr, Russell & Weber, PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Nix of Kerr, Russell & Weber, PLC has over three decades of expertise in real estate law and litigation. He is noted for his leasing and financing work in connection with commercial developments.

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Senior Statesperson

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

James Simpson is a longstanding practitioner who continues to maintain an impressive real estate practice. He often advises on financing and acquisitions.

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Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Dawda holds significant expertise in financing transactions and often serves as counsel to borrowers in securing multimillion-dollar construction, permanent, term and revolving loans and credit facilities. Clients say: "He is extremely knowledgeable in the real estate field and always provides a quick, reliable and top-notch service."

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Band 1

Lawrence McLaughlin

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lawrence McLaughlin chairs the practice and is a leading practitioner who often advises on real estate transactions. Interviewees highlight him as an "outstanding talent" and report that "he is creative in resolving issues efficiently."

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Band 1

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Palms is based in Ann Arbor and is leading name in the market who remains a top choice for clients such as developers, lenders and borrowers. He handles real estate transactions involving all types of property.

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lowell Salesin has "a very robust practice" that includes advising REITs and private developers. His expertise spans office, retail and multifamily developments and he regularly advises on acquisitions and financings.

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Band 2

Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

John Cameron is "a very highly regarded practitioner" who holds significant expertise in real estate transactions. He maintains an impressive client base, which includes Fortune 100 companies.

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Band 2

Varnum LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Nyal Deems's practice focuses on conveyance and lease transactions, land use approvals, construction and permanent lending. He regularly works with lenders, borrowers and REITs.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Fazio has considerable strength in real estate acquisitions and developments. He is also experienced in handling matters such as tax-increment financing.

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Band 2

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Krysinski is "an excellent real estate transactional lawyer," reports one client. He is adept at handling financings and leasings.

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Band 2

Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Monica Labe is "a very knowledgeable and skilled attorney," according to her clients. She often works with private equity firms and lenders investment firms on real estate transactions.

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Band 2

Bodman PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Spilkin has notable expertise in real estate transactions and regularly works with owners, developers and lenders. Clients say he is "a great lawyer with a practical, business-minded approach to the law and client service."

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Band 2

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Zussman has a specialty in commercial real estate and business planning. Clients say he is "among the best and most respected lawyers in the Detroit metropolitan community."

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Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Melissa Collar"knows her stuff inside out," says one source. She handles matters such as acquisitions, developments and leasings.

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Band 3

Dykema Gossett PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Kyle Hauberg handles matters such as real estate purchases, leases and financings. He is experienced in advising on matters concerning healthcare and automotive facilities.

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Band 3

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Ronald Hodess is known for his work on real estate and construction projects. His expertise also spans economic development incentive projects.

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Band 3

Butzel Long

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Kabel of Butzel Long focuses on commercial real estate and real estate-related financings. Clients say he is "extremely practical and very efficient."

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Band 3

Clark Hill PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Timothy Koltun chairs the group and handles issues such as sales, acquisitions and developments. Clients say: "We can always rely on his work and feedback on issues that are out of the box."

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Band 3

Cameron H Piggott

Dykema Gossett PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Cameron Piggott is "a pleasure to deal with" and "excellent in his follow-through," report sources. He handles a range of real estate matters, including issues related to commercial and residential developments.

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Adam Rothstein is "business-minded, practical and responsive," according to one source. He is adept at handing acquisition and financing matters.

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Band 3

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Rubenfire is "business-oriented and looks to get deals done," say sources. He handles matters such as leasings, lendings and workouts.

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Band 3

Nicholas P Scavone Jr

Bodman PLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Nicholas Scavone is best known for representing banks and other lenders on matters such as mortgage and development loans. "He is great: he knows the business very well and is responsive and approachable," states a client.

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Band 3

Katheryne L Zelenock

Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Katheryne Zelenock is adept at working with lenders on matters such as mortgage loans. She also advises on the restructuring and workouts of financing agreements.

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