The Real Estate Law Practice Group combines the skills of experienced commercial trial lawyers and seasoned transactional attorneys to provide a full range of real estate related services. We aggressively defend lenders, title companies and their insureds, and private real estate owners, and efficiently solve a wide variety of problems through thorough investigation, creative negotiation, and skillful trial advocacy.

We also advise and defend Realtors® in lawsuits, arbitration hearings, disciplinary proceedings, and licensing actions. We counsel and represent title agencies, lenders, loan servicers, appraisers, surveyors, builders, developers, and other professionals in the real estate industry on the complex laws and agreements affecting their businesses.

From planning and acquisition through construction and closing, we provide knowledgeable, insightful, and cost-effective advice, document preparation, negotiation, and due diligence support for buyers and sellers of commercial and residential property, municipalities and various types of businesses.

Our litigators have successfully prosecuted and defended hundreds of civil actions involving interests in real property. We have obtained multi-million dollar verdicts, and we have also favorably settled complex claims throughout Michigan and Indiana, in state, federal and bankruptcy courts. Our expertise includes:

  • Contested mortgage foreclosures and priority disputes
  • Consumer financial services litigation
  • Quiet title actions
  • Boundary disputes, adverse possession, acquiescence, surveyor errors, easements
  • Construction liens
  • Complex purchase agreement and commercial leasing disputes
  • Forgery and fraud
  • Landlord – tenant disputes
  • Property tax appeals
  • Real estate agent and appraiser errors and omissions defense
  • RESPA, FCRA, and TILA disputes
  • CFPB regulation disputes

We provide the highest quality legal representation in all aspects of real estate related transactions at cost-effective rates. We have represented a multiplicity of clients in a wide variety of transactions involving millions of dollars, in matters including:

  • Commercial leasing
  • Real property sales and acquisition
  • Business sales and acquisitions / entity formation
  • Condominium and subdivision development
  • Construction contracts / AIA agreements
  • Zoning
  • Real estate financing
  • Regulatory compliance