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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


  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating AV® Preeminent™
  • Named Distinguished Municipal Attorney of the Year by Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, 2016
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America® in six categories since 2005
  • Selected as Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2014, 2016
  • Selected as Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Municipal, 2013, 2016
  • Selected as Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Real Estate, 2015, 2017
  • Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers® 2007 – 2013
  • Listed in Leading LawyersSM 2014 - 2015

Professional Affiliations

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

Community Involvement

  • Holland Home Board of Directors (past Chair)
  • Bethany Christian Services Board of Directors (past Secretary)
  • Project Rehab Board of Directors (past Chair)
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