New Hudson, Michigan Real Estate Lawyers

David Soble
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Michigan Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience

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Catherine Riesterer
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Brighton, MI Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(810) 227-3103 7900 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI 48114
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
University of Michigan Law School
Kathryn Wayne-Spindler
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Milford, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(248) 676-1000 425 West Huron Street
Suite 120
Milford, MI 48381
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Michigan Attorney Kathryn Wayne-Spindler has built a full-service law firm that is pleased to be successfully helping clients with all their divorce, family law, adoption, child custody, change of domicile, estate planning, minor criminal defense and probate needs. She is an experienced and aggressive fighter in the courtroom. She is also known for being a compassionate counselor to her clients. She understands that her clients' cases are not just legal battles to be won, but life-changing events that can potentially be emotionally traumatic. She listens and advises with her client's best interests in mind. Years ago, Wayne-Spindler realized that...
Robert Gardella
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Brighton, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(810) 220-4200 134 N. First Street
Suite 201
Brighton, MI 48116
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Collections and Construction
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Timothy Klisz
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Novi, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(866) 770-7782 28175 Haggerty Rd.
Novi, MI 48377
Free ConsultationReal Estate, DUI, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Attorney Tim Klisz is a full service lawyer for over 20 years in metro Detroit. Assisting individuals and small businesses in the following areas: personal injury, car accidents, wrongful death, criminal law, probate and estate planning, real estate law and collections. Free phone consultation available for any area of law.
David Johnson
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Brighton, MI Real Estate Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(810) 227-1700 8163 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI 48114
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
Wayne State University Law School
Kimberly Bowlin
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Brighton, MI Real Estate Law Attorney
(810) 844-2520 10315 Grand River Rd
Brighton, MI 48116
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
Ms. Bowlin concentrates her practice in corporate/small business, real estate, and construction law. She is a leading practitioner in the areas of construction liens, land use development, zoning, and condominium association law. She is a 1995 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University. Prior to founding this law firm, she specialized in municipal and public corporation law, representing several village, townships, and cities in Livingston and Oakland County.
John Tatone
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Novi, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
28175 Haggerty Road
Novi, MI 48377
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
Dickron Bohikian
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Brighton, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer
(810) 494-7172 748 W. Grand River Ave.
Brighton, MI 48116
Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
Charles Schneider
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Livonia, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(734) 591-4890 39319 Plymouth Rd
Ste 1
Livonia, MI 48150
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Bankruptcy
Wayne State University Law School
Mr. Schneider has been in practice for over 36 years. He has been a leader in the area of consumer bankruptcy law. He has been certified by the American Board of Certification sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute since 1995. He has co-authored the chapter on representing Consumers in Bankruptcies under Chapter 7 in the Michigan ICLE publication Handling Consumer and Small Bankruptcies in Michigan. He is currently rated as follows: Martindale-Hubbell "AV" "Preeminent" 2010 - 2014; Avvo.com 10 "Superb" 2010 - 2014; Avvo.com Client’s Choice Award 2013-2014; a "Leading Michigan Lawyer" 2014 by the Leading Lawyers Network; "Michigan Super...
David Soble
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Farmington Hills, MI Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(888) 789-1715 31800 Northwestern Hwy
Suite 350
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Real Estate, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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As a former "big Bank" real estate and contracts attorney, I love to demystify complicated real estate and financial legal concepts and problems for people who are frustrated, "spinning their wheels" with incompetent or dismissive real estate or banking "professionals."

I hate when someone finds themselves at a legal disadvantage - they're "stuck" when they unknowingly relying on outdated or impractical information and forms off of the "internet." People often get in trouble when they base their legal decisions off of "outside chatter." They...
Martin C. Weisman
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Michigan Real Estate Law Lawyer with 49 years experience

University of Michigan Law SchoolMichigan
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John Martin Hilla
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Livonia, MI Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(734) 743-1489 19500 Middlebelt Road
Suite 223E
Livonia, MI 48152
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy and Trademarks
The George Washington University Law School and Wayne State University Law School
John Hilla is a Detroit-area trademark and bankruptcy attorney.

A graduate of the Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, he also holds a Master's degree in International Law from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC.

John is a former music publisher, musician, and author who especially enjoys assisting bands, musicians, record labels, and related start-ups with their trademark and contractual needs.
Melvin J. Babi
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Farmington Hills, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(248) 434-4110 22710 Haggerty Rd., Ste 151
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Melvin J. Babi serves as the managing partner of Babi Legal Group, P.L.L.C. where he serves as managing partner of Babi Legal Group, P.L.L.C., a respected general practice law firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In his private practice, Mr. Babi advises consumers and small businesses in areas including bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, debt-resolution, real estate law, business law, corporate law, contract drafting and negotiating and criminal and civil litigation. Mr. Babi has assisted thousands of clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases, saving their homes, vehicles and other assets with strategic bankruptcy planning. He has also saved his...
Shawn H. Head
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(248) 939-5405 34705 W. Twelve Mile Rd.
Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Free ConsultationFarmington Hills, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Landlord Tenant
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Shawn is the owner of The Head Law Firm, PLC. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He represents individual and business clients throughout the Detroit Metro Area, including Livonia, Westland, Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Novi, Troy, and other surrounding areas.

Shawn has been repeatedly recognized as one of Metro Detroit’s Top Lawyers in the areas of criminal defense and commercial litigation by DBusiness Magazine. He has also been selected as a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers every year since 2015.

Shawn graduated...
Kenneth V Zichi
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(810) 299-5222 1360 W. Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Helping Livingston County residents navigate the legal system for 30 years. I focus on Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate, with a significant portion of my practice also concerning Real Estate and general civil litigation. If you have questions or issues with your home, a cabin up north, or want to insure your family is cared for after you are gone, I'd be happy to meet with you, perhaps bust some myths, and certainly insure YOUR and your family's needs are met. Call for an appointment today!
Robert Delisi
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CLARKSTON, MI Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(248) 620-0080 7640 DIXIE HIGHWAY SUITE 120
CLARKSTON, MI 48346
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Wayne State University Law School
Rabih Hamawi
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Southfield, MI Real Estate Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(248) 905-1133 2000 Town Center, Suite 1900
Southfield, MI 48075
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Employment, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University
Mr. Hamawi focuses his practice on representing policyholders in property-damage disputes with insurers and in errors-and-omissions cases against insurance agents. He holds licenses in Property, Casualty, Life, Accident, and Health insurance. He is a Licensed multiple lines Property and Casualty, Life, Accident, and Health Insurance Counselor (LIC). He earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®), Certified Insurance Consultant (CIC), and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designations.
Sean Patrick Murphy
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Plymouth, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(313) 672-7300 801 W. Ann Arbor Trail
Suite 240
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Sean is currently an Attorney at Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello, PLC. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan. Prior to joining Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello, PLC, Sean practiced at a small firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan and was a Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Stephen J. Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Sean graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Business Administration. After Western Michigan, Sean went on to graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class. While...
James Hubbert
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(248) 454-1860 431 Sixth St
Rochester, MI 48307
Free ConsultationRochester, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Michigan State University
Attorney James D. Hubbert is the managing partner of the Law Offices of Graham and Hubbert. He has over 28 years of legal experience and has the highest peer and client ratings with Martindale-Hubbell ( A.V. Preeminent) and A.V.V.O. (Superb).
Rebecca Arnold
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Ann Arbor, MI Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(734) 677-3959 3830 Packard Road
Suite 150
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ms. Arnold graduated with her Juris Doctor in 2008 from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from Michigan State University. Prior to starting her own practice Ms. Arnold was an Associate Attorney at a boutique elder law firm, and also worked for several years in legal aid. In her current practice Ms. Arnold focuses in the areas of elder law, probate, and estate planning. She also regular presents and speaks on these issues.
Robert J. Gavin
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(248) 406-0620 34705 West Twelve Mile Road
Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Farmington Hills, MI Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Real Estate, Construction, Estate Planning and Municipal
DePaul College of Law
Robert Gavin is the Senior Associate at Shifman & Carlson, P.C. He has been practicing law since 2008, and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015, 2018, and 2019. He was also listed by DBusiness Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the Metro Detroit Area for Public Finance Law in both 2014, 2017, and 2018.

Rob brings a wide variety of skills and a diverse background to bear for his clients, including his experience with contract negotiation, employee issues, construction issues. Rob's undergraduate degree is in engineering, which has also been useful to clients during construction issues and in...
Shiraz Khan
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Southfield, MI Real Estate Law Attorney
(248) 419-0678 20245 W. 12 Mile Road
Suite 215
Southfield, MI 48076
Real Estate, Business, Family and Immigration
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Attorney Shiraz K. Khan is a licensed Attorney and Counselor admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, admitted to practice in the United States District Court - Eastern District of Michigan, a member of the State Bar of Michigan and registered with the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) under the United States Department of Justice. Attorney Shiraz Khan stands firmly for justice. He has been featured on CBS In The Morning and interviewed for CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin. His legal opinions and statements have been cited in various articles of the New York Times, the...
John A. Ruemenapp
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Bingham Farms, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer
(248) 258-2700 30100 Telegraph Rd
#428
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
University of Michigan Law School and Wayne State University Law School
Howard B. Young
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Bingham Farms, MI Real Estate Law Attorney
(248) 258-2700 30100 Telegraph Rd
#428
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and IP
University of Michigan Law School
Ryan J. Fishman
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Bloomfield Hills, MI Real Estate Law Attorney
(248) 353-4600 800 W. Long Lake Road
Suite 170
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Collections and Landlord Tenant
Wayne State University Law School
Established in 1976, at Fishman Group we've spent the last four decades perfecting the debt collection law firm.

Our practice has one focus: We are a full service Creditors' Rights law firm, and we measure our success by one yard stick: How much cash have we put back in your pocket?

Fishman Group partners the power of a law firm with the internal resources of a collection agency and the kind of location and asset information you'd expect from a private investigation firm -- all under one roof. With this combination, we work to ensure top dollars net to you...
Joseph Bourgon
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Southfield, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(248) 746-4074 1 Towne Square
Ste 1700
Southfield, MI 48076
Real Estate
Michigan State University College of Law
Joe Bourgon serves as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, overseeing the firm’s operations and stewarding its continued growth and profitability. Under Joe’s guidance, Sommers Schwartz has renewed its focus on litigation by strengthening the Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice groups, establishing national presence and notoriety for the Mass Tort and Class Action departments, and expanding the Complex Business, Employment, and Wage & Hour Litigation practices. In addition, he has successfully spearheaded efforts to streamline various back-office functions and navigated the many challenges associated with the firm’s recent office relocation. Joe began his career in commercial banking before becoming a...
Karen M Ross
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Waterford, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(248) 681-0400 3824 Elizabeth Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48328
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
I manage the business of life. A life well lived is a business. When I represent a client, I look at their life as a whole and put together a comprehensive plan to assure that they are better off after my representation of them. This applies to their divorce settlements as well as their estate planning.
Martin C. Weisman
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Bingham Farms, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(248) 258-2700 30100 Telegraph Rd
#428
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of Michigan Law School
Glenn R. Matecun
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Howell, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(517) 548-7400 915 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 6
Howell, MI 48843
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Richard Delonis
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Southfield, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(248) 716-3600 29777 Telegraph Road
Suite 2475
Southfield, MI 48034
Real Estate, Appeals, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Wayne State University Law School
Daniel S. Carlson
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Farmington Hills, MI Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(248) 972-8891 34705 West Twelve Mile Road
Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Municipal
Ave Maria School of Law
Do you need experienced legal assistance with planning your estate? Here at Shifman & Carlson, P.C., we can help you prepare for the future. Our Michigan probate lawyers can help you protect what matters most by drafting a will or a trust. By preparing a comprehensive estate plan, you can ensure that your belongings are distributed according to your wishes and that your loved ones have a secure future after you pass. When you work with our firm, we will evaluate your needs help draft a personalized plan that is tailored specifically for you. We have been providing Michigan families...
Paul Callam
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Ann Arbor, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(734) 995-9908 2723 South State St.
Suite 150
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Vanderbilt University Law School
Paul A. Callam is the owner and principal attorney in the Law Office of Paul A. Callam, PLC, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Callam’s practice is concentrated in the areas of business organizations, contracts, including IT and licensing agreements, franchise agreements, commercial disputes, construction and real estate development issues. Mr. Callam has been practicing law for over 25 years. He divides his practice between counseling businesses in all phases of development, and litigation and arbitration of disputes.
Marco Michael Bisbikis
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Farmington, MI Real Estate Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(248) 893-6090 23629 Liberty St. Suite 200
Farmington, MI 48335
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Eden J. Allyn
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Farmington, MI Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(248) 855-2550 31333 W 13 Mile Rd
Farmington, MI 48334
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Michigan State University
Eden J. Allyn is an ardent advocate for her clients. Practicing since 1996, Ms. Allyn has dedicated herself to helping her clients by staying abreast of the latest issues and developments in the law. She has furthered her education in the family law arena by earning a Certificate of Completion of the Family Law Certificate program through the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, by obtaining a collaborative law certificate and by training and working as a domestic family law mediator and attorney. Ms. Allyn has zealously represented clients in all levels of courts in Michigan, including appellate actions at...
Corene C Ford
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Northville, MI Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(248) 349-6203 21800 Haggerty Road, Suite 218
Northville, MI 48167
Real Estate, Business, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Vermont Law School and Vermont Law School
Ms. Ford has been practicing law for since 2003. You can count on her to manage the legal framework to achieve a win. When she is involved in a case, she helps her clients successfully resolve matters as quickly and efficiently as possible.
LaChelle Logan
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Redford, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(313) 538-1100 26032 5 Mile Rd
Redford, MI 48239
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Toledo
When you come to Bryant, Logan, Wheeler Law Group, you can have confidence that your case can receive the attention and care it requires. It is of the utmost importance that you know where you can turn to procure the help your case calls for at this time, and a Redford bankruptcy attorney at this office will be glad to help you. Attorney LaChelle W. Logan, Esq. attended the University of Toledo, where she earned her Juris Doctorate. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University. She has a membership with the State Bar of Michigan. She...
Eric Albert Parzianello
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Plymouth, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(313) 672-7300 801 W. Ann Arbor Trail
Suite 240
Plymouth, MI 48170
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Appeals, Business and Employment
University of Detroit Mercy
My practice is concentrated in representing employers and entrepreneurs in all aspects of employment and business law including severance, termination issues, non-compete disputes and in issues involving the protection of proprietary information.

I also represents employers in Fair Labor Standards Act disputes, including those with the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. I represent clients in complex commercial litigation regarding these issues at both the trial and appellate levels. A significant portion of my litigation experience has been in business breakups, corporate and partnership dissolutions, securities and shareholder disputes, and related valuation issues. My business litigation experience allows me to...
Robert Meisner
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Bingham Farms, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(248) 644-4433 30200 Telegraph Rd
Suite 467
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Real Estate and Arbitration & Mediation
University of Michigan Law School
Robert M. Meisner has been a practicing attorney since 1969 and is the founding member of the community association law firm, The Meisner Law Group, P.C., in Bingham Farms, Michigan. Mr. Meisner is a Fellow of and Michigan’s first inductee into Community Association Institute’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). He has been selected in multiple years as a Michigan Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, has been selected in multiple years as a Top Metro Detroit Attorney in the field of Condominium Law and Real Estate Law by DBusiness Journal, and has been honored as one of only 30...
Ronnie Cromer
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Southfield, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer
(248) 809-6790 24901 Northwestern Hwy.
Suite 612
Southfield, MI 48075
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Michigan lawyers proudly representing divorce, criminal, business, employment, wrongful death, discrimination, police brutality, civil rights and insurance claim denial clients. Free consultation.
Richard Manczak
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Novi, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(248) 567-7400 39500 High Pointe Boulevard
Suite 350
Novi, MI 48375
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Energy and Securities
University of Denver
Viviane Shammas
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Ann Arbor, MI Real Estate Law Lawyer
(734) 645-4814 Attorney and Real Estate Broker
106 North Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Michigan Licensed Attorney since 1990. Michigan Licensed in Real Estate since 1992, Licensed Broker since 2002. Member State Bar of Michigan, Washtenaw County Bar Association. Real Estate Law Section Co-Chair, WCBA, 2011-2012. Member National Association of Realtors, Michigan Association of Realtors, Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, Realtor.com. Member, Real Estate, Probate and Estate Planning, and Family Practice sections of the Washtenaw County Bar Association. Member Women Lawyers of Michigan. Member Washtenaw Estate Planning Council. Member Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.

Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.

Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.


Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.

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