Our attorneys have robust experience in the areas of real estate and economic development, involving both transaction and litigation matters. Partner Matt Schenk has been involved in negotiating and securing tax incentive deals for economic development projects and negotiating land sales with local governments and land banks. He also is an expert in forming public-private partnerships to assist his clients in development projects. During the foreclosure crisis, Partner Brian Summerfield oversaw a team of attorneys involved in suits against mortgage lenders, servicers, and brokers, which included investigating fraudulent lending activities. He has extensive construction litigation experience representing construction firms. Partner Tom Bruetsch has handled complex construction litigation on behalf of owners, which included the settlement of a $100 million claim involving the construction of Ford Field.