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Laura Weingartner Named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2021 "Women in the Law" Listing

August 16, 2021

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that Laura Weingartner, Detroit-based Member in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, was selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly for its 2021 “Women in the Law” list. The 2021 class will be honored at a luncheon at the Detroit Marriott Troy on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Profiles of the honorees will appear in a special section of Michigan Lawyers Weekly on September 13, 2021.

Michigan Lawyers Weekly established the “Women in the Law” list to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Michigan and set examples for other lawyers. According to the publication, "these women are pioneers and trailblazers, educators and role models. They have shown tremendous leadership and offer a wealth of expertise in diverse areas of the law."

Weingartner’s practice involves all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions, including renewable and alternative energy lending and project finance, commercial leasing, acquisition, disposition, project siting and zoning, affordable housing development, and landlord-tenant litigation. She has represented developers, investors, lenders, REITs, health care systems, manufacturers, municipalities, public school systems, religious institutions, and other public and private entities.

In addition to her practice, Weingartner is the Chair of the Barton Hills Village Planning Commission, where she steered the community’s efforts to develop its first Master Plan, as well as develop an updated Zoning Ordinance for the Village, both of which are regularly reviewed and updated. She also represents the Detroit Bike Share program, MoGo, and serves on its Board of Directors, reflecting her passion for the redevelopment and economic renaissance of Detroit’s commercial and residential neighborhoods. Weingartner is a graduate of the Leadership Detroit program, sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber, and regularly participates in programs designed to increase access to justice and opportunity in the City of Detroit.

Weingartner earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy and an M.A. and B.A. from the University of Michigan.