Duly Noted . . .

Dickinson Wright’s Leslee Lewis elected Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Leslee M. Lewis has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

 Leslee M. Lewis is a member of the firm’s Governing Board and previously served as the firm’s Practice Department Manager for the Real Estate, Environmental, and Energy & Sustainability practices. She is recognized as a leader in the field by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute, where she is a Consulting Member on the Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations.

Lewis has extensive experience as counsel to major national clients in multi-million dollar strategic real estate leasing, development, finance, construction, acquisition and disposition projects. She is a nationally recognized expert on green building and leasing projects and wind farms. Lewis is also counsel to top national and regional banks in large corporate and middle market loan originations and modifications, and in complex post-foreclosure/REO commercial property dispositions. She is real estate and contracts counsel to major health systems, senior living organizations and other significant foundations and nonprofits, and leads teams in handling cross-border REIT, lending and major real estate investment work.

She is a national speaker and author for the ABA, ALI-CLE, ICSC, USGBC, GVSU/Michigan Community Resources and the State Bar of Michigan. Lewis is on the National Editorial Board for ALI-CLE’s The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, is Past Co-Chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Section Summer Conference, and is a member of the National Women Lawyers Association. She is also Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Lake Michigan Academy, a grades 1-12 school for students with learning disabilities, and a Board Member for Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids and the Zeeland Education Foundation. She received her B.A. from Alma College and her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School and practices in Dickinson Wright’s Grand Rapids office.

 The American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) is the premier organization of U.S. real estate lawyers. Admission is by invitation only after a rigorous screening process. ACREL’s distinguished, nationally-known lawyers have been elected to fellowship for their outstanding legal ability, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.


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