Real Estate

Law Weathers devises forward-thinking solutions to challenging real estate matters — using our knowledge of municipal and environmental law as well as our experienced litigators for dispute resolution and successful outcomes.

Developers, property owners, brokers and government agencies rely on our historic understanding of the West Michigan region as well as our collaborative techniques and solutions. Focused on the overall good of our community and clients, we look for options that will stand the test of time — just like our law firm.

The following describes a sample of our real estate services and representation. For more information, visit our Business, Public Sector and Creditor’s Rights pages.

Acquisition, Development, and Management

• Retail and office centers
• Entertainment, hospitality, health care
• Industrial, airport, power plant, and mixed-use facilities
• Residential and commercial condominiums and site condominiums
• Portfolio acquisitions and exchanges
• Zoning and land use
• Leasing
• Brokerage and management agreements
• Real estate tax appeals


• Bankruptcy representation, workouts and restructures
• Conventional construction, interim and permanent mortgage financing
• Industrial revenue bond financing
• Affordable housing financing
• Mezzanine financing
• Private equity
• Sale/leasebacks
• Securitized financing and CMBS

Ownership and Tax Structures

• Formation of partnerships, limited partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability companies
• Syndications
• Federal and state tax structuring for individual transactions and portfolio management
• Public/private partnerships
• Brownfield credits
• Challenges and opposition to entitlements to competitors
• Development agreements
• Infrastructure development and financing
• Land assemblage and condemnation
• Renaissance zones and Enterprise zones
• Tax abatement
• Tax increment financing
• Other governmental inducements and incentives

Construction Planning

• Structuring and negotiation of design and construction agreements
• Construction liens and bonding
• Construction lending and draw administration
• Dispute resolution and construction litigation

Land Use and Regulatory

• Zoning, including administrative practice and litigation
• Subdivision, platting and site condominiums
• Wetlands regulation
• Enforcement of restrictive covenants
• Liquor licensing