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Derk W. Beckerleg

Troy, Michigan

Derk W. Beckerleg is an executive partner with the firm and has specialized in municipal law for over 34 years, representing numerous Michigan municipalities in such matters as property tax appeals, zoning, and condemnation, as well as the drafting of ordinances, resolutions, and contracts. Currently, he represents the cities of Auburn Hills and Bloomfield Hills as their city attorney and the Village of Bingham Farms as its village attorney. Mr. Beckerleg also has approximately 27 years of litigation experience before the Michigan Tax Tribunal, particularly property tax appeals and cases pertaining to the valuation of both real and personal property and special assessment matters. He is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. Author of an article published in "Smart Business," Mr. Beckerleg has conducted numerous seminars on a variety of municipal topics, including zoning board of appeals and planning commission practices and procedures. He has been designated a Michigan Super Lawyer 2007-2017 and recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America 2011-2017 and as a "dBusiness" Top Lawyer for 2012-2017. In 2017, Mr. Beckerleg received the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys Distinguished Municipal Attorney Award.

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