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Christian E. Meyer

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  • Grand Rapids

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Biography

Chris Meyer is Warner’s Real Estate Practice Group chair and handles a wide range of complex and high-dollar-value real estate, zoning and property tax matters for companies, nonprofits, trusts and individuals. Chris was appointed by Michigan’s governor as one of the seven members on the inaugural Michigan Electronic Recording Commission, which is charged with adopting standardized state-wide requirements for the electronic recording of real estate documents. He served for eight years on the Commission, including two years as chair of the Commission.

Education

  • Calvin University B.A.
  • University of Notre Dame M.A.
  • University of Virginia J.D.

Admitted

  • Michigan

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Clerk Experience

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Honorable Kenneth L. Ryskamp

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
    Member, Zoning and Land Use Committee and Real Property Law Section
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association

Experience

  • Represents landlords and tenants in commercial and industrial leasing
  • Represents buyers and sellers in commercial and industrial property sales and purchases
  • Represents buyers and sellers in real estate aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Represents developers and other property owners in zoning matters, most often amid organized and well-funded opposition
  • Represents owners and tenants in property tax matters, including valuation appeals for commercial, industrial and luxury residential property, exemption appeals for nonprofits, and appeals specific to summer resort associations
  • Represents parties in real estate litigation matters, including zoning appeals, commercial and industrial evictions, construction liens and foreclosures, and title, easement, use or access disputes

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2012-Present
  • Named the Best Lawyers'  2017 Grand Rapids Real Estate Lawyer of the Year
  • Named the Best Lawyers'  2020, 2018 and 2016 Grand Rapids Real Estate Litigation Lawyer of the Year

News

Publications

  • Co-author of chapter on remedies for Michigan Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • Co-author of chapter on construction liens for A Practitioner's Guide to Construction Law

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