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Real Estate

Overview

Putting your plans on solid ground

The real estate law practice has consistently been a major focus of Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett.  More than half of the firm’s professionals regularly practice real estate law, and we actively leverage this broad experience on behalf of our clients.  We provide expert advice, professional legal services, and proven litigation skills to our clients on a local, regional and national basis.  Our real estate expertise rivals that of our large firm competitors, with the efficiency and responsiveness only found in a smaller law firm.  Our land use and zoning practice is unmatched in southeastern Michigan.

WWRP’s clientele includes local and national developers of shopping centers, single and multiple family developments (including condominium and mixed-use projects), manufactured housing communities, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, student housing, REITs, national retail chains, builders, contractors, architects, civil engineers, title companies, realtors, municipalities, local retailers, businesses, owner-operators, entrepreneurs and individuals.  Members of our firm practice throughout Michigan and surrounding states and have received numerous local and national awards of excellence for our work in these areas

  • Acquisitions and Dispositions – commercial, office, industrial and residential
  • Zoning and Land Use – including municipal entitlements, rezonings, variances and other land use approvals, urban planning
  • Construction – negotiation of design and construction contracts, financing, administration, construction lien law and litigation
  • Development – shopping centers and other retail uses, industrial, office, medical, mixed-use, single and multiple family housing, condominiums, senior living, student housing
  • Condominium, Plat and Land Division Act Law – residential and commercial, including other forms of community property development, enforcing co-owner and association rights
  • Government Incentives – including tax incentives, MEDC and MSHDA programs, public/private partnerships and affordable/subsidized housing
  • Environmental Law – protecting purchasers and tenants, facilitating redevelopment with environmental conditions, brownfield incentives
  • Leasing – including negotiations, administration, enforcement and commercial landlord-tenant litigation
  • Financing – including conventional mortgages, conduit lending, defeasance, sale-leasebacks, land contracts, construction
  • Loan Restructuring - including modifications, workouts, forbearances, foreclosures
  • Property Tax Appeals – commercial and residential
  • Title Insurance Law – including title insurance negotiation, title claims litigation, agency representation and regulatory/audit consultation
  • Real Estate Litigation – including zoning, construction, title and contract suits, commercial landlord-tenant claims, ADA and Fair Housing issues, mediation and alternative dispute resolution

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