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Gary A. Kravitz

Gary A.


"We're business savvy attorneys who are committed to doing what's right."


Real Estate, Corporate and Business, Franchise and Distribution, Lending and Finance, Tax

GARY A. KRAVITZ is a shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate, Corporate and Business, Franchise and Distribution, Lending and Finance, and Tax practice groups. He represents clients in real estate matters, including property acquisition and disposition; office, retail, and industrial lease agreements; option agreements; and real estate related litigation.

Gary counsels clients on business law matters such as structuring LLCs and corporations, asset and stock purchase transactions, preparing employment agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, and shareholder agreements. He also assists clients with financial matters in the areas of lending, foreclosures, workouts, and refinancing.

In 2023, Michigan Lawyers Weekly recognized Gary as a “Go To” Lawyer in Commercial Real Estate, an honor reserved for elite attorneys who are highly skilled in their field.

Admitted to the bar in Michigan, Gary received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1990, earning his Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University Law School in 1993, and his Master of Laws in Taxation (LLM) from Wayne State University Law School in 2007.

Gary serves as vice president of the Six Rivers Land Conservancy, an organization that helps conserve, sustain, and connect natural areas, lands, and waters.


Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, LLM, Taxation, 2007

George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., J.D., 1993

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, B.A., 1990


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


Professional Memberships

State Bar of Michigan, Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section

Law Related Education and Public Outreach Committee, State Bar of Michigan, 2009-present

Former president, BNI Business Executive Network Chapter

Oakland County Bar Association, Diversity and Inclusion and Real Estate Committees


“Retail leases and rent payments: Timing is everything,” Midwest Real Estate News, April 2019 

“Three’s Company: Lease Negotiations Involving Franchisors,” Probate & Property Magazine

“Sinkholes and Slime Spills: Phosphate Mining Impacts in Florida,” Clementine: The Journal of Responsible Mineral Development



The Wonderful World of Common Area Maintenance,” Maddin Hauser’s Twenty-Eighth Annual Tax Symposium (2019)

Is Breaking Up Hard to Do? The 1031 Drop and Swap,” Maddin Hauser’s Twenty-Seventh Annual Tax Symposium (2018)

“Historic Tax Credits: Everything You Wanted to Know About Historic Tax Credits But Were Afraid to Ask,” Maddin Hauser’s Twenty-Fifth Annual Tax Symposium (2016)

“Putting the Lid Back On – Uncapping Michigan Property Taxes,” Maddin Hauser’s Twenty-Fifth Fourth Tax Symposium (2015)