Commercial Real Estate

Building your house on sand is a foolish risk. Entering into a commercial real estate transaction without the guidance of an experienced real estate attorney is equally risky. At Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, we place you on firm legal ground. Our real estate attorneys can help with all aspects of your commercial real estate transaction — from arranging bank loans to carefully examining purchase and sale agreements to drafting real estate closing documents.

Condominiums · Construction Disputes · Leases · Purchases · Sales · Other Real Estate

We offer a comprehensive range of commercial real estate services to businesses and individuals throughout Livingston County and the southeast Michigan region. We focus on protecting our clients’ interests in every aspect of commercial real estate law, from commercial real estate development to construction disputes:

  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Condominium development, new construction and condo conversions
  • Planned unit developments (PUDs)
  • Project planning, site acquisition, government and regulatory approval
  • Negotiation, drafting and review of real estate contracts
  • Land use, zoning and boundary disputes
  • Commercial leases
  • Construction disputes and construction liens (satisfactions and releases)
  • Environmental compliance
  • Zoning and land use
  • Landlord/tenant concerns (evictions and commercial leases)
  • Commercial real estate investments through IRAs
  • Commercial real estate litigation and appeals
  • Avoiding capital gains taxes on reinvested property (1031 tax deferred exchanges)

Our experience in real estate law and condominium law enables us to recognize and address many potential problems before they become unpleasant realities. When unexpected pitfalls do arise, we have the knowledge and skill necessary to resolve problems efficiently and cost-effectively. In our years of practice our real estate attorneys have become well known and trusted within the community and among colleagues. Contact a commercial real estate lawyer at our law firm today.

Contact Cooper & Riesterer today: 810.227.3103

Homeowners Association Bylaws: Not an End-Around of Existing Covenants

A homeowners association in Michigan, through its bylaws, mandated preapproval of all new development by an architectural control committee, created additional building standards, and required submission of a fee for all plans, none of which were in the restrictive covenants of the neighborhood. Property owners, who were seeking to build homes, sued the homeowners association in an effort to invalidate these new requirements.   more

Michigan Residential Builders: Stop Paying Local Taxes on Unoccupied Buildings!

All Michigan residential builders and Michigan home-owners know that the board of a local school district may levy up to 18 mills for school operating purposes. Thanks to Michigan Legislature, there is now a way for residential builders to be exempt from paying this tax.   more

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The law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, provides skilled legal services and experienced counsel to clients in Livingston County and throughout Southeast Michigan. We focus our practice on saving our clients time and money by offering: sound legal advice; proactive counsel to avoid future disputes; and effective, efficient resolutions when disputes do arise.

Cooper & Riesterer, PLC
7900 Grand River Road
Brighton, Michigan 48114
T. 810.227.3103
F. 810.220.5968
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The southeast Michigan law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, represents clients throughout the state and country in a wide range of concerns.
Cities near our Brighton location include Howell, South Lyon, Pinckney, Hamburg, Milford, Whitmore Lake, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Ypsilanti, Fenton, Saline, Mason, Farmington Hills and Southfield. Livingston County, Washtenaw County, Genesee County, Oakland County, Ingham County