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Miller Canfield's Ronald Hodess Receives Hall of Fame Recognition

January 29, 2019

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that Ronald E. Hodess has been named to the Midwest Real Estate Journal's Hall of Fame.

Hodess is a principal attorney and the leader of Miller Canfield's Real Estate Group. He has worked on more than $14 billion worth of real estate and construction projects for both U.S. and international clients.

Among his numerous notable projects, Hodess led the legal team on a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility. The project is one of the most significant public-private partnerships in the Midwest, generating some $1.8 billion in economic development and 1,100 permanent jobs in the area. Related work involved real estate, land acquisition, title clearance, environmental, legal structuring, multi-level economic incentives, planning, zoning, financing, leasing, special legislation, tax-exempt bonds, architect agreements, construction and labor.

Hodess also structured, negotiated and closed a $60 million leveraged Federal New Markets Tax Credit transaction involving five community development entities. Another notable project Hodess led was the legal work for the development and construction of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in South Carolina involving more than $500 million in capital investment, including federal, state and local incentives.

"The firm is tremendously proud of Ron's well-earned recognition and inclusion in the Hall of Fame," said Miller Canfield CEO Michael McGee. "His exceptional skill and strategic outlook are great strengths as he leads a real estate team that is known for its ability to handle large-scale, complex projects with many stakeholders."

Hodess has earned honors and recognitions that include Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Leaders in the Law," ranking in Chambers USA, "Best Lawyers," Super Lawyers and DBusiness Magazine. He serves on the Autism Alliance of Michigan's Board of Directors and is chairman of The Friendship Circle, West Bloomfield, Board of Directors.

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