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Denise J. Lewis

Detroit, Michigan

Denise J. Lewis is a senior partner in the firm's Real Estate Department. She focuses on projects in urban centers involving complex public and private partnerships and issues of redevelopment and restoration, projects that require creative financing structures including tax credits and incentives, public bond financing, and tax increment financing. Ms. Lewis represents developers, corporate owners, and investors in connection with office and hotel projects, retail development, residential projects, and mixed-use developments. A fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, she has been recognized in "Chambers USA" as a leading business lawyer (2005-2010), "The Best Lawyers in America" (2010-2011), and "Michigan Super Lawyers" (2006-2010). She was honored among "Lawdragon's 500 Dealmakers in America" and "Michigan Lawyers Weekly" as one of the top 20 "Women in Law." A former member of the council of the State Bar of Michigan's Real Property Law Section, Ms. Lewis has served as a speaker for CLE programs for the state bar and ICLE. She received her J.D. degree with honors from the University of Michigan Law School.