Varnum partner Peter Schmidt has been accepted as a Fellow by the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA), comprised of preeminent real estate finance lawyers who are experts in mortgage law.
To be considered for membership, a qualified lawyer must be nominated by an ACMA Fellow and must meet rigorous criteria. Fellows have distinguished themselves as practitioners in the field of real estate mortgage law through their skills and practice experience, bar association activities, lecturing, authoring articles and program materials, participation in the legislative process, and writing briefs and/or arguing cases that are significant to mortgage transactions.
A real estate attorney with 15 years of experience, Schmidt’s practice focuses on complex commercial real estate, construction and property development transactions including securitized loans and build-to-suit transactions. He frequently represents developers of sustainable energy projects and has a niche practice representing property owners across the country regarding cell tower leases, including the sale of cell leases and future leasing rights.
Schmidt is active in a variety of professional organizations. He has been recognized for several years as a Top Lawyer for real estate by Grand Rapids Magazine and is also recognized as a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers®.
Schmidt will be inducted as a Fellow at ACMA’s 44th Annual Meeting this September in Park City, Utah.