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Key Service Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • services for business and industry


Legal Assistant - Debra Remien

About Arthur

What types of legal issues do you help businesses and individuals resolve?

I am an attorney and counselor, with the emphasis on “counselor.” I delight in developing strategy and solving business and real estate problems with a “can do” attitude. I have extensive experience in condemnation (eminent domain) and zoning matters, including the litigation of dozens of significant cases. I have represented clients in Michigan District and Circuit Courts, Federal District Courts, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.


Wayne State University, J.D., 1968

University of Michigan, B.B.A., 1964

Q: What would a client say about you?


“Leo and I have had many “Art Appreciation” days, since we last talked. The demo of the houses went well, including compacting the soil, because of your wording in the agreement.”

Mary Brunette


State Bar of Michigan, Zoning and Land Use Committee, Public Corporation Section

State Bar of Michigan, Eminent Domain Committee, Real Property Law Section

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Real Property Section, Chairman 2001-2002

Advisory Center for Teens (now Arbor Circle), 1970-1978, a founder and President

Grand Rapids Junior College, Committee of 50, 1989-1990

Greater Grand Rapids Economic Area Team, 1985-1990, Policy Board and President

Bar Admission


U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Tax Court

Awards and Recognition

Martindale Hubbell Highest AV® Preeminent Rating

Best Lawyers of America®, Real Estate Litigation and Real Estate Law

Best Lawyers® 2014 Grand Rapids, Litigation-Real Estate Lawyer of the Year

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