Real Estate

Custom Built For Your Success

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.

From single property owners to Fortune 500 companies, we provide every client with customized and practical advice for overcoming obstacles and getting deals done.

Down The Street Or Across The Continent

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, landlords, corporations, nonprofits, REITs, banks, and government entities – involved in all aspects of real estate.

Exceptional Client Service

At Dickinson Wright, we seek not only to meet our clients’ legal needs, but also to provide a level of client satisfaction and stewardship that inspires the client to tell our story to others. Our success is founded on five key drivers:

• High-quality legal work
• Delivering superb value for fees
• Investing to build our knowledge and experience in our clients’ industries
• Applying business acumen to legal issues
• Treating our clients with an unsurpassed level of care

Honored, Respected, Valued

Leading industry publications such as Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Law360 regularly name attorneys in Dickinson Wright’s real estate group as some of the top lawyers in the country. Our attorneys are also published authors of authoritative works like ALI-ABA’s top-selling construction law treatise, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s highly regarded Michigan Real Property Law set, and numerous real estate articles and analyses.

We frequently present on trends and best practices at seminars, workshops, panel discussions, and other programs, and we actively participate in professional groups such as the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA), and various national, state, and local bar and industry organizations.