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Kenneth W. Beall

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  • Lansing

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Ken Beall is a real estate and commercial transactional attorney who specializes in economic incentives. For over 40 years, Ken has worked extensively with developers and operators of commercial and multi-family properties, as well as financial institutions (in connection with loans to and investments in such developments), and government entities facilitating such projects. He provides strategic guidance in identifying possible economic incentives, such as low income housing tax credits, federal historic tax credits and New Markets tax credits, and incorporating them into each unique project. In addition, Ken assists clients on a variety of other matters, including acquisitions, finance, restructuring and securities. Ken has the ability to be both lawyer and businessman when working on deals; and more importantly, he takes ownership of each project and gets it done!


  • Duke University J.D. 1975
  • Michigan State University B.A. 1972 magna cum laude


  • Michigan

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan


  • Flint Health and Wellness District, a multiple building eight-figure New Markets and historic tax credit redevelopment into City Market, University programmatic spaces and mixed-use
  • 500 Block Building, a multimillion dollar mixed-use development in Flint, Michigan utilizing Section 108 HUD financing, BEDI grants, federal historic tax credits, federal New Markets tax credits (2 allocatees) and state Brownfield tax credits
  • Whittier Hotel, a multimillion dollar low income residential housing development in Detroit, Michigan, utilizing state and federal historic tax credits, federal low income tax credits and state Brownfield tax credits
  • Knapp’s Building, retained by municipality in connection with mixed-use development with historic and New Markets tax credits utilizing Section 108 HUD financing
  • Lafer Building, a mixed use development utilizing federal and state historic tax credits and New Markets tax credits
  • Prudden Lofts, a residential redevelopment using master lease structure with historic tax credits

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2007-15, 2019-Present
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers, 2007-13, for Real Estate Law, Tax and Banking
  • Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the fields of Real Estate Law: Commercial, Real Estate Law; Tax and Real Estate Law; Finance



Community Affiliations

  • Capital Area United Way
    Chair, Board of Directors; Recipient of the Walter A. Campbell Award for Outstanding Volunteerism
  • Impression 5 Science Center
    Board of Directors
  • Governor's Task Force on Downtown Revitalization
    Lansing Committee and Art of Leadership
  • Michigan State University College of Music
    National Leadership Council

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