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A Better Partnership

Kelly M. Clum-Matthysse

Senior Counsel | Email

  • Grand Rapids

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    f. +1.616.222.2244


Kelly Clum-Matthysse practices in all areas of real estate law, including commercial lease negotiations, commercial real estate sales and acquisitions and commercial construction projects. Kelly values her clients and recognizes that purchasing, selling and leasing real estate is a significant investment. She enjoys guiding  clients through the purchase and sale of real estate and making it as seamless a process as possible. "I am a fixer by nature. My best day is the day that I help my clients achieve their goals."


  • Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington J.D. 2004
  • Aquinas College B.A. 2000


  • 2004, Michigan

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
    Real Property Law Section
  • State Bar of Michigan
    Real Property Law Section
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
    • Chair, Real Estate Section (2011-13)
    • Member, Real Estate Section Executive Committee (2010-Present)


  • Assisting a major medical system  in the acquisition of real estate for the expansion of its health care facilities
  • Assisted commercial developer in the sale of shopping centers in Michigan and Indiana
  • Assisted a publicly-traded company (TSX) in its $500 million acquisition of a second publicly traded company (NYSE) through stock and asset purchases in 23 countries
  • Assisted the City of Bay City in redeveloping nearly 50 acres on the City's downtown waterfront, including the preparation of purchase and sale, construction and easement agreements
  • Represents several family-owned companies in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of real property in Michigan and throughout the United States
  • Oversees and coordinates the acquisition of real estate assets in connection with multiple multimillion-dollar corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Provides detailed review and analysis of the real estate holdings of several bank holding companies in connection with the acquisition of same by client banks
  • Oversaw the significant title review of a multitude of properties in conjunction with the acquisition of a wind farm in Michigan Represented an asset investment management firm

Honors & Awards

  • Note Editor, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies



Professional Affiliations

  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Western Region
    Member (2004-Present); Treasurer (2010-12); Board Member (2007-12)
  • Inforum - A Professional Women's Alliance
  • Commercial Alliance of Realtors

Community Affiliations

  • East Grand Rapids Community Foundation
    Board of Directors Member (2013-Present); Vice President (2015-16); President (Present)
  • Fair Housing Center of West Michigan
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Association
  • University Club of Grand Rapids
    Athletic Committee

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