Patrick R. Drueke has been elected to a three-year term to serve on the Executive Committee at Rhoades McKee.

Grand Rapids’ fourth largest law firm, Rhoades McKee enjoys a statewide reputation for providing transactional and litigation legal services to corporate institutions, family run businesses as well as individuals with personal family matters.  As a member of the Executive Committee, Drueke will serve to guide the firm’s strategic and long-term planning direction while also working with the management team to develop continued efficiencies in the delivery of legal services to the West Michigan community.

“I am honored to utilize my knowledge and experience to contribute to the development of our services.  The culture at Rhoades McKee is to provide services through small concentrated teams that seek to understand the personal dynamics involved and respond to not only the legal issue but realize and address any underlying issues.”  He continued, “I look forward to working with both Pamela Cross and Paul McCarthy to identify strategies that improve how legal issues can be resolved efficiently.”

His transactional and litigation practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate, environmental and commercial litigation.  Drueke is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and continues to advise clients with the evolving legal requirements relating to green building. He also frequently helps entrepreneurs and small businesses with their start up needs through a variety of economic development organizations.

A member of the State Bar of Michigan, Commercial and Real Estate Development Committee and Real Property Section, he has also been recognized as a Michigan State Bar Foundation Fellow.  He is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, Real Property Section and the US Green Building Council.  He serves on the Building Owners and Managers Association as the President of the Board of Directors and the Home Building Association, Educational Committee.

Drueke is a graduate of Albion College and Wayne State University School of Law.

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