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Stephen R. Estey

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Stephen R. Estey is a member of Dykema’s real estate department and has over 23 years of experience. He represents individuals, municipalities, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of commercial and governmental real estate development projects. Mr. Estey has extensive experience in expediting land use entitlements and resolving a wide variety of disputes related to zoning, planned unit developments, special land uses, variances, eminent domain, easements, adverse possession, boundary and title issues, and various regulatory and administrative challenges. He handles a wide range of matters at the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts including complex arbitrations and administrative and municipal tribunals involving both business and real estate related disputes, foreclosures, workouts, and receivership actions. Mr. Estey currently serves as the coordinator of the State Bar of Michigan's Real Property Section's zoning and land use committee. He is a frequent author and speaker on energy, infrastructure, and emerging real estate topics. Mr. Estey has been recognized by "Michigan Super Lawyers" since 2013, by "Best Lawyers in America" since 2018 for land use and zoning, and by "DBusiness" as a Top Lawyer in 2019. "Hour Detroit" has recognized him as a Top Lawyer in 2019, and he was recognized as a Lawyer of the Year in 2021 by "Best Lawyers in America."

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