Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) September 06, 2013
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Leslee M. Lewis has been selected as a “2013 Women in the Law” Honoree by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
Leslee M. Lewis is Practice Department Manager of Dickinson Wright PLLC’s Real Estate, Environmental, Energy and Sustainability practices in North America and a member of the firm’s governing board. She is recognized as a leader in the field by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute, where she is a Consulting Member on the Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations. Ms. Lewis has extensive experience as counsel to major national clients in multi-million dollar strategic real estate leasing, development, finance, construction, acquisition and disposition projects. She is a nationally recognized expert on green building and leasing projects and wind farms. Ms. Lewis is also counsel to top national and regional banks in large corporate and middle market loan originations and modifications, and in complex post-foreclosure/REO commercial property dispositions. She is real estate and contracts counsel to major health systems, senior living organizations and other significant foundations and nonprofits, and leads teams in handling cross-border REIT, lending and major real estate investment work. She is a national speaker and author for the ABA, ALI-CLE, ICSC, USGBC, GVSU/Michigan Community Resources and the State Bar of Michigan. Ms. Lewis is on the National Editorial Board for ALI-CLE’s The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, is Co-Chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section Summer Conference, and is a member of the national Women Lawyers Association. She is also Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Lake Michigan Academy, a grades 1-12 school for students with learning disabilities, and a member of the Outreach Committee for Michigan Community Resources. She received her B.A. from Alma College and her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School and practices in Dickinson Wright’s Grand Rapids office.
Each year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly selects 25 lawyers to honor as “Women in the Law”. “Women in the Law” are lawyers who are committed to excellence in the practice of law, but also are inspiring and serve as mentors to other women in the profession. The “2013 Women in Law” will be honored at an annual luncheon and awards celebration on September 26, 2013 at the Troy Marriott.
About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright PLLC has over 350 lawyers in offices located in Detroit, Troy, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Saginaw, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nev.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix, Ariz. (operating as Dickinson Wright/Mariscal Weeks); and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright LLP has over 30 lawyers in Toronto, Canada.