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Randall W. Kraker Partner

Randall Kraker Real Estate Development Law
Grand Rapids
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Barbara Smith, 616/336-6526

Real Estate Development and Municipal Experience

Randy is a partner with the Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources Practice Team focusing on government, finance, and real estate development. He concentrates his practice on land use and zoning issues as well as all aspects of municipal law and finance. Randy has worked on hundreds of development projects as either counsel to the municipality or to the developer, and has assisted in the development of numerous wind energy projects across Michigan.


  • Rutgers University School of Law
    Newark, New Jersey
    J.D., 1977
  • Rutgers University
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
    M.C.R.P. (Master of City and Regional Planning), 1977
  • Calvin College
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    B.A., 1973


  • Best Lawyers in America® in multiple categories since 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2014, 2016, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Municipal, 2013, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Real Estate, 2015, 2017
  • Leading LawyersSM , 2014 - 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, Distinguished Municipal Attorney of the Year, 2016
  • Michigan Super Lawyers®, 2007 – 2013

Professional Affiliations

  • American Planning Association: National and Michigan Chapters
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association: Real Property Section
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • State Bar of Michigan: Government Law Section; Real Property Law Section

Community Involvement

  • Bethany Christian Services Board of Directors (past secretary)
  • Holland Home Board of Directors (past chair)
  • Project Rehab Board of Directors (past chair)
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