Alan M. Greene


Alan M. Greene is a senior member of Dykema's Real Estate and Environmental Department and served on Dykema's Board of Directors from 2001 to 2007 and formerly acted as the Firm's partner in charge of professional personnel. Alan's practice focuses on real estate development and construction transactions and litigation, with particular emphasis on land use, zoning, lending, joint venture and construction disputes.

Alan began his career at Dykema in 1980 as a trial attorney involved in complex commercial disputes, including construction claims, securities fraud, racketeering and land use and zoning disputes. His practice evolved to focus primarily on real estate development, construction and land use matters. Alan's experience and practice includes a unique blend of real estate and construction transactional matters and litigation regarding development projects, including work on real estate joint ventures, real estate acquisitions, loan workouts, project entitlements, zoning and land use and construction contracts.

Alan regularly appears before municipal, county and state agencies regarding real estate development projects and has handled lawsuits in Federal and State courts involving office buildings, asphalt plants, industrial and commercial facilities, mining and resource recovery projects, cellular telephone towers and various residential developments. Alan has handled numerous construction disputes for owners, contractors and subcontractors in Federal and State courts and in arbitration involving hospitals, office buildings, industrial facilities, airport terminals, public school projects, condominiums and mass transit.

Alan has also arbitrated numerous construction, real estate and securities fraud disputes and has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and as a private arbitrator, facilitator and mediator appointed by court order.

    • Wayne State University, J.D., magna cum laude, Law Review
    • University of Michigan, A.B., with distinction
  • Bar Admissions

    • Michigan, 1980
    • Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Bloomfield Hills for Land Use and Zoning Law by Best Lawyers® for 2021

    • Named by Best Lawyers in America® as Real Estate Litigation "Lawyer of the Year," 2020
    • Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Bloomfield Hills for Land Use and Zoning Law by Best Lawyers® for 2017
    • Recognized on Michigan Super Lawyers® "Top 100 List," 2017
    • Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Bloomfield Hills for Real Estate Litigation by Best Lawyers® for 2016
    • Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Detroit for Litigation - Land Use and Zoning by Best Lawyers® for 2015
    • Named a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of Construction, Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation and Real Estate: Commercial Law by the Leading Lawyers Network, 2014-2017. Law Bulletin Publishing Company 
    • Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Detroit for Real Estate Litigation by Best Lawyers® for 2012
    • Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Land Use/Zoning, Eminent Domain, Construction Litigation: Business, 2006-Present
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation - Land Use and Zoning; Litigation - Real Estate, 2007-Present

    • Recipient of an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for 15 years
    • Named a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine for Real Estate Law, Litigation - Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning Law, and Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, 2009-2018
    • Oakland County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Lectured on land use and construction claims at seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Division, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), Federal Publications, the Oakland County Department of Community and Economic Development and the Michigan Society of Planning Officials

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