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Smith Bovill attorneys have represented clients in real estate development projects since the 1960’s. Currently, six members of the firm provide real estate legal services to clients throughout Mid-and Northern Michigan, including Saginaw, Frankenmuth, Bay City, Caro, Midland, Flint, Mt. Pleasant, West Branch, Tawas, Gaylord, Grayling, and the counties of Arenac, Bay, Gaylord, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Lapeer, Ogemaw, Roscommon, Saginaw, Shiawassee and Tuscola.

We regularly represent buyers, sellers, developers, borrowers and lenders. Our clients range from individuals, corporations and limited liability companies and joint ventures, to municipalities and public authorities in all phases of the real estate transaction, including purchases and sales, property development, financing, construction, and zoning.

Areas of practice include, but are not limited to:

  • Real Estate Purchases and Sales
  • Financing, including Mortgage and Land Contract Financing
  • Mortgage and Land Contract Foreclosures
  • Land Divisions
  • Condominium Development and Conversions
  • Oil and Gas Leases
  • Brownfields Development
  • Construction Contracts, including Disputes and Administration
  • Distressed Loan Workouts
  • Title Examination
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Leasing, both Residential and Commercial
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Baseline Environmental Assessments
  • Renewable Energy (i.e., Wind and Solar Farm) Leases
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