Real Estate Attorney
Pete focuses on real estate, finance and municipal matters. His practice is transaction oriented, working with businesses, institutions, developers, and investors in real estate purchases, sales, leasing and financing projects, including shopping centers and other commercial developments. He also represents lenders in commercial loan transactions.
For more information, please contact Pete Schmidt at 616/336-6411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Represented Entente Spirits (Round Barn Winery, Free Run Cellars and Round Barn Public House) in acquisition of Tabor Hill Winery, including 25 acres of vineyards, a restaurant and three retail locations. Drafted purchase agreement and coordinated filings with Liquor Control Commission.
Represented Detroit Public Schools on a sale to Crown Castle of approximately 24 cell tower leases and future leasing rights, involving development of a Request for Proposals and bidder's list and negotiation of a Master Prepaid Easement to convey the leases and future lease rights via multiple closings.
Represented client in $20 million acquisition of companies that own and operate multi-family housing projects in south Florida, and advised on company and real estate due diligence and financing-related matters.
Represented client in acquisition of anchor unit in newly-formed condominium project. Negotiated purchase agreement, master deed and bylaws; managed real estate due diligence and closing matters.
Managed the transfer of 175 parcels of real estate in connection with a client restructuring.
Represented shopping center developers and negotiated real estate leases with respect to various major national retailers and franchisee tenants.
Represented owners in negotiating design and construction contracts for build projects ranging from $2 million to $10 million.
Honors & Recognitions
Grand Rapids Magazine's Top Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2019 and 2020
Michigan Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2017
American Bar Association
Building Owners and Managers Association
International Council of Shopping Centers
Michigan Economic Developers Association
State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Wisconsin
Land Conservancy of West Michigan, past Board member
West Michigan Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, past Board member
News & Publications
- December 9, 2020
- December 2, 2019
- June 29, 2018
- September 6, 2017
- July 7, 2017
- July 28, 2015
- February 22, 2014
- January 1, 2014
- Cell Tower Advisory, July 28, 2020
- Cell Tower Advisory, March 31, 2020
- Cell Tower Advisory, July 18, 2018
- Real Estate Blog Post, June 26, 2014
- Real Estate Blog Post, October 15, 2010
- Hospitality & Beverage Control Blog Post, November 3, 2009
University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D., cum laude, 2007
B.A., English, 1998
- All Michigan state courts
- United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan