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Laura A. Weingartner Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2005


University of Detroit Mercy, J.D., magna cum laude

  • Law Review, Associate Editor

University of Michigan, M.A.

University of Michigan, B.A.


Laura A. Weingartner is a member whose 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. Prior to joining Dykema, Ms. Weingartner worked in marketing and sales for a developer of financial planning and information management software applications.


Ms. Weingartner has been involved in all aspects of complex real estate transactions, in which she has represented developers, investors, lenders, REITs, health care systems, manufacturers, municipalities, public school systems, religious institutions, and other public and private entities.

She has experience in the development, construction, leasing, sale, disposition or financing of a wide variety of projects, including the following:

  • Renewable and alternative energy projects (including wind, solar and biomass)
  • Electric utility right-of-way acquisition projects
  • Mixed-use projects
  • Office projects
  • “Big-box” retail
  • Affordable housing and new markets tax credit developments
  • Leasing and zoning for wireless telecommunications services providers
  • Negotiation of commercial office leases for a national accounting and financial services provider
  • Landlord-tenant litigation associated with mortgage foreclosures, land contract forfeitures and tenant defaults

Memberships & Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Section and Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Community Development and Affordable Housing
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

Community/Civic Activities

  • Barton Hills Village Planning Commission, Chair

Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Real Estate, 2015

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Frank Murphy Honor Society