Varnum partner Kevin Macaddino has been named to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame, recognizing long-time legal leaders for successful careers and valuable contributions to the community.
Inclusion in the Hall of Fame is based on notable cases, mentorship, community involvement and work with local, state and national bar associations.
Macaddino has practiced real estate and business law as a member of the State Bar of Michigan for more than 40 years. He focuses his practice on real estate land acquisition, development, finance and leasing, as well as corporate formation, governance and disposition. He represents a wide array of clients, ranging from publicly-traded companies to startup entrepreneurs.
Macaddino has also made significant contributions to the legal profession, especially with regard to commercial real estate matters but also to the profession generally. As a member of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Michigan, he has served on the Special Committee for Commercial Leasing and the Commercial Real Estate Development and Ownership Committee. He has chaired the section’s Groundbreakers seminar and was appointed to the Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee and the Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
Macaddino has also served as the Chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Oakland County Bar Association and has been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers since 2004. He has been recognized by attorney-ranking organization Super Lawyers for many years and is rated AV-Preeminent™ – the highest possible rating – by Martindale Hubbell.
In addition to the respect of his peers and admiration of the younger associates who work with him, Macaddino’s clients have expressed their appreciation for his counsel and guidance over the years. In the most recent edition (2022-2023) of US News/Best Lawyers – Best Law Firms, one of Kevin’s long-term clients had this to say:
“Kevin Macaddino has been our corporate attorney for over 30 years. Kevin has been a trusted partner and he is one of the reasons why our organization has performed so well over the last 30 years.”
Macaddino is a graduate of Wayne State Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.
Michigan Lawyers Weekly will honor members of the 2023 Hall of Fame at a luncheon event in April. Macaddino and other members of the class will be profiled in an upcoming edition of Michigan Lawyers Weekly. More information about the award can be found here.