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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 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. He has worked on hundreds of development projects as either counsel to the municipality or to the developer.


  • 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


  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, as Lawyer of the Year, Land Use and Zoning Law, and Litigation – Municipal, Grand Rapids, 2016
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® in six categories including Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Selected by Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Real Estate, 2015
  • Selected by Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2014
  • Selected by Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Municipal, 2013
  • Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2013
  • Listed in Leading LawyersSM, 2014, 2015 
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating - AV® Preeminent™

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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