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Dykema Member Earns LEED Green Associate Credential

August 24, 2010

Grand Rapids

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that Brian J. Page, a commercial real estate and business attorney, and former Office Managing Member of Dykema's Grand Rapids office, recently passed the LEED Green Associate exam, earning him a LEED Green Associate credential issued by the Green Building Certification Institute.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

Mr. Page has more than 25 years of experience providing legal counsel for real estate development and business transactions, and related capital and finance matters. He is also co-leader of the firmĀfs national Lending Team.  Mr. Page has been part of some of the most noteworthy projects in Western Michigan and brings clients a perspective that includes insight on a wide variety of solutions to achieve project and transaction funding, approval and completion. He also takes an active role in helping clients understand the important legal issues that impact their sustainable building projects.

His experience also includes project syndications, complex financing workouts and restructurings, loan enforcement, joint ventures, leasing, land use planning and zoning, construction, and acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Page's recent clients include Michigan State University, Perrigo Company, First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc., CORE Realty Holdings, Fifth Third Bank, LaSalle Bank (Bank of America), Indymac Bank, Pfizer, Inc., Bridge Street Capital Partners L.P., Entergy Corporation, Fidelity National Title Insurance Family of Companies, LandAmerica Title, Midland Loan Services, Inc., Gundlach Champion, Inc., Priceline.com, and Gantos Group.

A resident of East Grand Rapids, Mr. Page received his B.A. in accounting from Michigan State University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Detroit.