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Michael R. Vogt

Michael R. Vogt



  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Leasing & Property Management
  • Affordable Housing & Community Development
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation

WSG Practice Industries


Michigan, U.S.A.


Michael R. Vogt is a member of the Real Estate Group in Dykema's Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office. Mr. Vogt’s practice involves all aspects of real estate litigation, including land use and zoning, eminent domain, landlord/tenant, commercial foreclosures, and a variety of business disputes related to the purchase, sale, leasing, and management of commercial real estate.  He also frequently represents telecommunications companies, both at the municipal level to secure zoning approvals for the construction or collocation of new wireless communication towers, and in litigation/ADR related to zoning or commercial disputes. In addition to his real estate practice, he also has significant experience representing lenders in contractual claims against borrowers and guarantors in courts throughout Michigan, as well as representing judgment creditors in post-judgment collection actions.

While in law school, he clerked for the Honorable Lisa Gorcyca, 6th Circuit Court, Oakland County Michigan. Prior to attending law school, he served as a legislative aide to State Representative David Law in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Mr. Vogt graduated from the John Marshall Law School where he was twice named to the Dean's List and was a CALI Award recipient for Real Estate Transactions.

Bar Admissions




John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2010
  • Dean's List Spring, 2009 and 2010
Michigan State University, B.A., 2006
  • Psi Chi  National Honor Society  in Psychology
  • Dean's List recognition for six terms
Areas of Practice

Affordable Housing & Community Development | Eminent Domain and Condemnation | Land Use & Zoning | Leasing & Property Management | Litigation | Real Estate | Real Estate Development | Real Estate Litigation | Telecommunications Regulatory

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    Detroit Metropolitan Apartment Association

Proposed Legislation Would Create New Protections for Michigan Residential Borrowers and Tenants During States of Emergency
Dykema, June 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and its resulting adverse effects on the income levels of Michigan residents, a package of bills (2020 SB 912 through 2020 SB 917) was introduced earlier this month to provide additional protections for residential tenants and owner-occupants during a declared state of emergency...

Commercial Lenders “Receive” Good News with Michigan’s Adoption of the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act
Dykema, May 2018

On May 7, 2018, Michigan’s version of the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act (the “Act”) will go into effect—bringing long-overdue clarity to the laws surrounding receivers and receiver-managed properties. For decades, lenders, borrowers, owners, property managers, and other parties in business (or litigation) with receiver-managed properties in Michigan have had to rely upon a patchwork of case law and the limited guidance offered by MCR 2...

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