Mr. Spilkin serves as primary real estate counsel for large corporate clients, particularly those in the automotive industry, in matters involving the purchase of real estate for development, the sale of excess real estate, and their general day-to-day real estate activities.
His real estate practice also includes the representation of buyers, sellers and developers in commercial, industrial and residential purchases and sales ranging from single family homes to multi-million dollar complex transactions. He has significant experience drafting and negotiating commercial and residential leases and subleases for both landlords and tenants, including leases and ground leases for office, retail, and manufacturing space, as well as cell tower leases. Mr. Spilkin also represents owners and developers in construction projects and represents landlords and tenants in lease disputes.
Mr. Spilkin’s banking practice focuses on the representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate financing transactions, including mortgage, land development, and construction lending for all types of commercial and residential projects.
Mr. Spilkin is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 under Real Estate Law, in Michigan Super Lawyers 2018 under Real Estate, and in Chambers USA 2019 under Real Estate. He is listed as a 2018 "Top Lawyer" by DBusiness magazine. Mr. Spilkin is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Spilkin is immediate past President of CoreNet Global’s Michigan Chapter. He serves on the Salvation Army Advisory Council for the Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center and on the Board of Trustees of Temple Kol Ami.
Honors, Awards, and Recognition
- Chambers USA 2019, Real Estate
- The Best Lawyers in America® 2009-2020, Real Estate
- DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2009-2018, Real Estate
- Michigan Super Lawyers 2013-2018, Real Estate
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing
- State Bar of Michigan
- Business Law Section
- Real Property Law Section
Civic, Cultural, and Community Activities
- CoreNet Global, Michigan Chapter, President
- Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center, Salvation Army Advisory Council Member
- Temple Kol Ami, Board of Trustees
- 08/15/201948 Bodman Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America List
- 04/25/2019Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes Bodman as One of Michigan's Top Business Law Firms
- 09/10/201853 Bodman Attorneys Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2018
- 08/15/201845 Bodman PLC Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America List
- 06/04/2018Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Bodman as One of Michigan’s Top Business Law Firms
- University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude
- University of Michigan, BBA, with high distinction
- State Bar of Michigan