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USA Guide 2022

Ranked in 1 Practice Areas
3
Real Estate
9 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Leslee Lewis

USA

Practice Areas

Serves as corporate and real estate counsel to national and regional businesses, banks, hospitals, and nonprofits in daily contracts and affairs, financing, governance, acquisitions/dispositions, leasing, and all areas of real estate. Counsel to renewable energy and battery storage developers, PE's and lenders in all real estate development, acquisition, financing, opinion, land control, and regulatory aspects of clean energy, including projects involving the largest public and independent wind developers in North America and approximately 3/4 of the largest wind and solar projects in Michigan.

Professional Memberships

Elected Member, American Law Institute; Elected Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers; Elected Member, Counselors of Real Estate; National Editorial Board, ALI-ABA's The Practical Real Estate Lawyer; Member, Consultative Group; ALI Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations; Council Member, State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section; Member, State Bar of Michigan; Member, Grand Rapids Bar Association.

Publications

Panel Presenter, "CRE Top Ten List," ACREL, 2021; Panel Presenter, "Michigan State of the Law Update," ICSC, 2019, 2020.

Education

University of Notre Dame Law School

J.D.

Alma College

B.A.

Awards

8th Annual MiBiz M&A Deals & Dealmakers, Real Estate and Development Deal of the Year, Advisor

MiBiz

“Recommended Lawyer”

The Legal 500 United States

“Top Lawyers”, Banking & Financial Services, Real Estate

Grand Rapids Magazine

Real Estate

Michigan Super Lawyers®

Real Estate Law and Banking & Finance Law

Best Lawyers in America®

"Lawyer of the Year," Real Estate Law

Best Lawyers in America®

2022

“Women Worth Watching”

Profiles in Diversity Journal

Courage Award - Real Property Law Section

State Bar of Michigan

Tribute Award - Business, Management, Industry & Labor

YWCA

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers

USA

Real Estate - Michigan
3
Band 3

Leslee Lewis is especially noted for her handling of real estate matters in the energy sector.
"Leslee is an amazing lawyer with deep and highly respected knowledge in real estate and associated real estate matters."

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