Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 1982
Michigan State University, B.A. 1976
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Michigan
Betsy Barnes has experience with all aspects of residential and commercial real estate transactions, primarily those for office medical space.
In her practice, she negotiates and drafts organizational documents and condominium documents, as well as purchase, sale, options, and other transaction agreements and related documents. These include loan documents, commercial leases, easements, construction agreements, options, and right of first refusal agreements.
Because many business clients do not realize how covenants and other provisions in loan documents can affect their continuing operations and organizational structure, Betsy believes an important part of her job is to educate her clients. She helps make them aware of these restrictions, and then skillfully negotiates with the lender so that the covenants can be tailored to suit the client's business plan from an organizational perspective.
State Bar of Michigan, Corporate and Real Estate Law Sections
Oakland County Bar Association
Civic, Cultural & Social Activities
Special Olympics, Volunteer Certified Figure and Speed Skating Coach for Children with Disabilities