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Miller Canfield represents and counsels governmental entities on real estate-related matters and has represented local governments throughout Michigan. Our public finance practice has long been recognized as a leader in this area, having completed hundreds of billions of dollars of transactions for governmental entities, particularly in Michigan, Florida and Illinois.

Our coordinated state-wide practice emphasizes a multi-disciplined approach, bringing to bear the talents and creativity of our professionals in a variety of related fields, including real estate, tax, environmental and bond counsel.

Governmental services include:

  • State and local tax incentives
  • Public/private projects, including tax increment financing and tax abatements
  • Implementing legislative, regulatory and litigation strategies in jurisdictions throughout Michigan, nationally and internationally
  • Construction
  • Zoning and land use
  • Condemnation
  • Casino gaming matters
  • Low income/affordable housing projects
  • Property tax appeals and exemptions, including representation of taxing authorities