Key Service Areas
- Environmental and Natural Resources Law
- Real Estate Law
legal assistant - Debi Vigliarolo
Grand Rapids Location
55 Campau Avenue NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
11377 James Street
Holland, Michigan 49422
How do you help businesses and individuals?
I specialize in real estate and environmental law. My real estate practice focuses on buying, selling and leasing commercial real estate, although I also help businesses, individuals and financial institutions with a variety of other real estate matters. I also routinely advise clients regarding environmental compliance and regulatory issues relating to underground storage tanks, waste management, permitting, environmental enforcement and the investigation, cleanup and regulatory closure of contaminated sites.
What sets you apart from other lawyers in your practice field?
With expertise in both real estate and environmental law, I am uniquely qualified to represent parties buying, selling, leasing, developing or financing real estate with environmental challenges. I routinely assist clients with the analysis and mitigation of environmental risks relating to real estate transactions, development, financing and corporate acquisitions; achieving and maintaining cleanup liability protection under Michigan and federal law; and matters relating to access and environmental restrictions.
What did you learn in your first year of practice that you still utilize today?
I learned that exceptional client service requires effective communication, efficiency and prioritizing clients’ interests.
Vermont Law School, M.S.E.L., Environmental Law, magna cum laude, 2005
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2005
Michigan State University, B.S., 2001, with honors
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