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Paul S. Magy is a founding principal of the law firm of Kupelian Ormond
& Magy, P.C. Their practice in commercial real estate includes
acquisition, development, zoning, leasing, and sale of commercial real
estate, as well as litigation related to all of these areas, including
landlord/tenant law and bankruptcy. Mr. Magy represents office
building, shopping center and other commercial property owners,
developers, property managers and brokers. He has been designated a
Michigan Super Lawyer for 2010 as well as a DBusiness Top Lawyer for

He served as the Michigan State Director of the International Council
of Shopping Centers (ICSC) from 2001 through 2004 after having served
for three years as Michigan ICSC's Government Relations Chairman. He
has also served as Central Division Chairman for ICSC Government
Relations. He has been called upon to speak at seminars and programs on
a variety of real estate related topics and chairs Michigan ICSC's
Continuing Real Estate Education Program. He recently served as
Chairman of the ICSC 2010 Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan Regional
Retail Law Symposium.

Paul spoke at the 2010 Michigan ICSC Idea Exchange on the
subject, "Tenant Retention Strategies." He also spoke at the 2010
American Bar Association International Convention on the subject
"Acquisition, Bankruptcy and Tax Considerations in Distressed Asset

His work in the area of shopping center related law earned him a seat
on ICSC's National Law Committee in 2002 and he was reappointed in
2010. Mr. Magy was also elected to the Board of Directors of the Metro
Detroit Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). Mr. Magy is a
1982 graduate of Wayne State University Law School. He has been made a
Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and is a Life Member of the
Judicial Conference of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth


Languages spoken: Hebrew, German

Practice areas


  1. Commercial Real Estate: 34%
  2. Bankruptcy: 33%
  3. Real Estate: 33%



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  • Loren M. Dickstein

    I’m a lawyer and I work with other lawyers on a very regular basis. Paul Magy stands out as one of the top lawyers in the State of Michigan. I’ve had the pleasure of working with many of Mr. Magy’s clients and each one, based on their exemplary experience with him, hold me to a very high standard. Mr. Magy’s clients have described him using words and phrases such as “persuasive,” “highly intelligent,” “aggressive,” and “effective.” One client told me how when he walks into the board room, the other lawyers all shake his hand and sometimes even ask for his advice. He is truly a mentor to other lawyers in the community and stands atop the field as an example of what a commercial or real estate lawyer “should be.” If someone is looking for an attorney who is capable of getting results that exceed that which other lawyers in the community are able to obtain, Paul Magy is a great lawyer to work with. I do not hesitate to put my reputation behind Paul Magy.


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Contact info

Clark Hill PLC

121 South Old Woodward Avenue
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI, 48009


MIActive And In Good Standing198205/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Michigan Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2012
DBusiness Top Lawyers 2012dbusiness2012
Michigan Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2012
DBusiness Top Lawyers 2012dbusiness2012
Trustees Distinguished Service AwardInternational Council of Shopping Centers2012
President's AwardBuilding Owners and Managers Association of Metro Detroit2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberClark Hill PLC2012 - Present
ShareholderKupelian Ormond & Magy, A Professional Corporation1983 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Building Owners and Managers Association of Metro DetroitVice President, Board of Directors2010 - Present
Michigan State Committee, International Council of Shopping CentersChairman, Real Estate Continuing Education2007 - Present
International Council of Shopping CentersNational Law Committee2002 - Present
Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaBoard of Advisors1998 - Present
Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th CircuitLife Member1990 - Present
Michigan State Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Oakland County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
International Council of Shopping CentersState CommitteeN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological SeminaryChairman2006 - 2009
Adat Shalom SynagoguePresident2004 - 2006
International Council of Shopping CentersMichigan State Director2001 - 2004
Publication nameTitleDate
Beale Group MagazineThe New World of Purchasing Commercial Property2011
Beale Group MagazineYour Retail Tenant Has Filed Bankruptcy, Now What?2011
Beale Group MagazineNot-So-High Times in Michigan2010
Beale Group MagazineReasonableness and Good Faith? It Is Not The Law2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Wayne State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2012 ICSC Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Michigan and Pennsylvania Retail Development and Law Symposium"Non-recourse Carve Outs, 'Bad -Boy' Guaranties and Personal Liability Revisited--What Was I Thinking When I Signed That?"2012
U.S. Shopping Center Law ConferenceHow “Non-Recourse” Is Your “Non-Recourse” CMBS Loan? Reasons to Be Paranoid.2011
Nuts and Bolts of Retail Leases:Bankruptcy and InsolvencyBankruptcy and Insolvency Issues2010
ICSC Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana & Michigan Regional Law SymposiumShopping Center Law2010
ICSC Continuing Real Estate Education ProgramReal Estate Law and Updates2010
American Bar Association Summer MeetingBankruptcy Law2010