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Douglas J. Fryer

Douglas J. Fryer



  • Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation

WSG Practice Industries


Michigan, U.S.A.


Douglas J. Fryer is a member in Dykema’s Litigation Department and practices in the Firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. Mr. Fryer represents clients in a wide range of complex business, commercial and real estate litigation matters, including contract and commercial lease disputes, construction disputes, adverse possession, easement and other real estate disputes, and condemnation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants at the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts, as well as arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He also has experience in administrative proceedings before the Michigan Tax Tribunal and the Michigan Public Service Commission. His clients range from small closely held companies to Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Fryer has extensive experience with eminent domain law, representing electric transmission companies in the acquisition of property interests necessary for the construction, operation and maintenance of new transmission facilities. He also assists clients in the planning and siting of new transmission infrastructure, including both administrative and state-court litigation. 

Mr. Fryer also focuses his practice on real and personal property tax appeals, representing both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. His experience includes commercial, industrial, and recreational real property appeals, as well as industrial personal property appeals. 

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1994


University of Detroit Mercy, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Law Review, Editor
University of Michigan, B.B.A.
Areas of Practice

Construction Law | Eminent Domain and Condemnation | Litigation | Property Tax Appeals

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Oakland County Bar Association

Still Time to Appeal: Executive Order and Bills Aim to Extend Property Tax Assessment Appeal Dates in Michigan and Provide Additional Tax Relief in Illinois
Dykema, May 2020

The 2020 appeal season is moving and changing quickly, so be sure to not miss any filing deadlines. The deadline for filing petitions with the Michigan Tax Tribunal is set by statute as May 31. On May 14, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-87 (the “Order”), to extend the deadline to protest 2020 property tax assessments to grant some amount of relief to individuals and businesses amid the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis...

Dykema Real Estate and Tax Alert: 2020 Tax Appeal Season Is Upon Us, and Deadlines Are Quickly Approaching
Dykema, May 2020

Deadline to File Appeal With the Michigan Tax Tribunal Is Quickly Approaching The deadline for filing petitions for new 2020 tax appeals with the Michigan Tax Tribunal is May 31, 2020...

Additional Articles

  • University of Detroit Mercy Law Review "Bearing the Burden of Strict Scrutiny in the Wake of Simon & Schuster, Inc. v. Members of the New York State Crime Victims Board: A Constitutional Analysis of Michigan's 'Son of Sam' Law"

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