Counsel for both land owners and condemning authorities throughout Michigan and the United States in state and federal courts, including regulatory, total and partial acquisitions, easements, and rights of way condemnation under eminent domain.
Counsel to various land developers for regional and community shopping centers, including branch banking, grocery, hotel, and chain retail clients.
Counsel to the Public School Academies of Detroit which operate the nationally recognized University Preparatory Academy and other charter schools.
Successfully counseled the startup of nine charter schools, including nationally innovative Clara B. Ford strict discipline academy and Vista Meadows public school academy in collaboration with the Vista Maria organization.
Counsel for Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority in the condemnation of 60 acres and 136 parcels for the Detroit Tigers' Comerica Park and the Detroit Lions' Ford Field, tried 10 jury trials resulting in savings of more than $20 million.
Counsel to the Road Commission for Oakland County in the acquisition of rights of way for eight modern roundabouts for the Northwestern Connector project.
Successful defense of landowner against the attempted taking of property by municipal cemetery.
Representation of energy pipeline and operators regarding acquisition of right of way and permit issues for utility corridors.
Successful defense of Americans with Disabilities Act claims surrounding the implementation of modern roundabout and the nationally and internationally unique trial of "HAWK" signalization of roundabouts for visually impaired pedestrians.
Representation of landowners and governmental authorities regarding Environmental and Part 91 Soil Erosion permitting and development issues.
Counsel for landowner protecting property rights against governmental taking and regulations regarding alleged historic designation.