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Licensed Beverage Attorney

Chris is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Team. He has significant experience representing resorts, hotels, restaurants, retail developers, and casino operators in all areas of alcoholic beverage regulatory matters, including licensing and enforcement, and is well versed with the wholesale, distributor and importer provisions of the Michigan Liquor Control Code. He regularly represents clients before the Michigan Liquor Control Commission in enforcement actions. His representation of lending institutions includes both loan origination transactions and loan workouts as lender’s counsel. He routinely represents and counsels limited liability companies, corporations, and partnerships in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, like-kind exchanges and leases.

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys

Global Alliance of Hospitality Attorneys

National License Beverage Association

State Bar of Michigan: Business Section, Alcoholic Beverage and Hospitality Subcommittee, chair; Real Property Section, Real Estate Ownership and Investment Entities, Mortgages and Related Security Devices Subcommittees

News & Publications

Publications

Education

Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., 1988

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
B.S., Political Science, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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