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Michael Lesha

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Dykema

Michigan, USA
    Local Time: Thursday 23:03

Practice Expertise

  • Construction Law
  • Entertainment, Media & Sports
  • Gaming & Indian Law
  • Entertainment, Media & Sports

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law
  • Entertainment, Media & Sports
  • Entertainment, Media & Sports
  • Gaming & Indian Law
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
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Profile

Michael A. Lesha is a former leader of the Real Estate Practice Group and counsels clients on commercial and retail development, design and construction law, governmental inducements (including tax abatements), leasing, mortgage lending, off-balance-sheet financing and loan workouts. He represents real estate developers, general contractors, a wide variety of lending institutions, and owners and operators of real estate projects in industries as diverse as health care, automotive manufacturing and supply, warehousing, retailing, gaming, sports and entertainment.

Mr. Lesha also has significant experience with the acquisition, financing and operation of professional sports franchises and related entertainment facilities, including matters pertaining to league relations; personnel contracts; concession, broadcasting and sponsorship agreements; and securing governmental inducements.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1986

Education
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude University of Michigan, B.B.A.

  • with distinction

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law
  • Entertainment, Media & Sports
  • Entertainment, Media & Sports
  • Gaming & Indian Law
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance

Professional Career



Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry and Real Property; Probate and Trust Law Section)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Real Property Law Section)

Blogs

Cannabis Law Blog

The cannabis industry presents unprecedented opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs. Yet, entities looking to engage in this emerging industry face daunting levels of legal complexity and uncertainty. Moreover, state and local governments are constantly tasked with regulating an ever-evolving industry. Dykema's Cannabis Law Blog discusses important cannabis-related legal developments, reviews the practical implications of those developments, and provides valuable insight for anyone...

Labor & Employment Law Blog

In the rapidly evolving field of labor and employment law, we know that employers need to stay informed about changes in the law, and how these changes impact day-to-day business operations. Dykema’s Labor & Employment Law Blog (www.laboremployment-lawblog.com) discusses important labor and employment-related legal developments, reviews practical implications, and provides valuable insight for employers of all types.

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