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Robin E. Yono

Senior Counsel | Email

  • Macomb County

    t. +1.586.303.4128

    f. +1.586.840.0600

Biography

Robin Yono counsels a variety of public and private businesses of all sizes, including closely held businesses, in the areas of general corporate law and real estate and construction. He assists clients with risk assessments, entity formation and planning, asset planning, business asset sales and stock transfers, commercial financing, business agreements, contract review and drafting and licensing transactions with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission and the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency. His real estate and construction practice involves commercial and residential real estate purchases and sales; survey, title and zoning issues; environmental matters; due diligence; bank and seller financing; land contracts; investment and management of real estate properties, development and holdings; and landlord-tenant leases for commercial and residential properties. Additionally, he has and maintains a Michigan real estate broker’s license.
 
Robin is client-focused. Meaning he’s very patient and inquisitive, assessing clients’ needs before ever making a recommendation. Each client receives tailor-made solutions to fit their exact circumstance and objective. Clients appreciate Robin’s mindful approach to learning their business – garnering as much as he can to develop a strategy that is detailed, yet flexible. And, he considers the pros and cons of each matter – ensuring no surprises down the road.
 
Simply put, Robin’s clients like him and he likes his clients. He has built an approachable practice, centered on trust and personal relationships. He goes wherever he is needed, wanting to be an integral part of his clients’ business. He also works well with other attorneys, advisors and client partners – understanding that it often takes a team to accomplish the greater goal.

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School J.D. 2000
  • Walsh College B.B.A.

Admitted

  • Michigan

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Business and Real Estate Sections
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Chaldean Bar Association

Experience

  • Counsel for commercial real estate owners and developers with financing and leasing needs. Manages portfolios of commercial properties ranging in value of $100,000 to $50 million, including negotiating commercial leasing arrangement and property sales against big-box retailers, franchisors and a variety of other business owners.

  • Lead corporate counsel for a newly-formed medical marijuana and adult-use marijuana retailer with asset and investment planning, business planning, stock arrangements, trademark arrangements, business contracts, employment agreements, municipality applications, regulatory compliance, property acquisitions and leasing. Assisted a company in a newly-formed startup in 2019 that now has a current market value of over $100 million.

  • Corporate counsel for a fuel company, lumber company and a leading automotive dealership family, advising in corporate governance, stock arrangements, franchise arrangements, contracts, property acquisitions and leasing in Michigan.

  • Corporate counsel for local manufacturers in corporate governance, sales contracts, confidentiality agreements, employment arrangements and asset acquisitions.

  • Represents commercial developers with construction contracts, real property sales and acquisitions, surveying, zoning, title matters and negotiations and meetings with local city and county officials.

  • Represents a vast array of clients in real property sales and acquisitions with due diligence and environmental matters, bank and seller financing such as mortgages and land contracts, and also matters involving distressed properties and commercial short sale negotiations.

  • Represents clients in business asset sales and acquisitions with due diligence, bank and seller financing, security agreements and regulatory compliance with the State Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and other state and federal compliance matters involving the Michigan Liquor Control Commission and the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency.

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