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Walter Z. Graves

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Business

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Website:   www.wzglaw.com

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Real Estate: 80%
  2. Business: 20%
    34 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-300/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Warren M. Kifferstein

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    Warren Kifferstein Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Graves knowledge of practical Michigan real estate solutions is outstanding.

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    Anatol Zolkewsky
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Graves Walter Z Attorney

39533 Woodward Avenue
Suite 170
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing198006/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel EditionLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Michigan Super Lawyer in Real Estate for 2010Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel EditionLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Michigan Super Lawyer in Real Estate for 2009Law & Politics Magazine2009
Michigan Super Lawyer in Real Estate for 2008Law & Politics Magazine2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Walter Z. Graves1991 - Present
AttorneyMiro Miro & Weiner1985 - 1991
AttorneyClark Klein & Beaumont1980 - 1985
ClerkDickinson Wright Moon Van Dusen & Freeman1979 - 1979

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
University Musical Society - University of MichiganAdvisory Board2007 - Present
Chaldean American Chamber of CommerceMember2007 - Present
Bloomfield Open Hunt ClubMember1999 - Present
Council of Troy Homeowners AssociationMember1995 - 1998
City of Troy RoundtableMember1993 - 1994
American Institute for Paralegal StudiesTeacher1993 - 1993
WMUZ Radio - DetroitTalk Show Host1993 - 1994
St. Thomas MoreLifespan Committee Member1993 - 2003
WJR Call For ActionVolunteer Staffer1982 - 1983
Alpha Epsilon PiLifetime Member1973 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Business Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Corporate Restructuring - $100,000,000N/A
International Warehousing TransactionsN/A
Acquisition of Westmarket Square DevelopmentN/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Commercial Lease Law InsiderRent Escalation Clauses1990
Commercial Lease Law InsiderRent Escalation Clauses - Part 21990

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Emory UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts (with Honors)1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Client SeminarsCommercial Real Estate2008
The Nichols Group - Estate and Business PlanningBusiness Planning2000
Council of Troy Homeowners AssociationSubdivision Restrictions and Controls1997
St. Thomas More Estate PlanningEstate Planning1995
WMUZ Radio - "Law Talk" ProgramReal Estate1993
International Council of Shopping CentersRetail Leasing1990
WJR Call For ActionLegal Advice1983