Patrick A. Karbowski

Member;
Detroit
E: pkarbowski@mcdonaldhopkins.com
P: 248.220.1350

Patrick has more than 25 years of experience practicing business and real estate transactions and real estate litigation. His expertise covers a wide spectrum of complex real estate transactions and litigation involving real estate sales, acquisitions, development, title matters, leasing, lending, property taxes, foreclosures, and workouts. Patrick has significant experience in commercial finance, handling real estate based and asset based lending for both lenders and borrowers.

Patrick represents both landlord’s and tenants in retail, office and industrial markets throughout the country.  A past chairperson of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Patrick was awarded the C. Robert Wartell Distinguished Service Award for exemplary contributions to the section over an extended period of time. He is an ex officio member of the section’s governing council and serves on many of its committees, including as chair of the Pro Bono Committee. A Leadership Oakland alumnus, Patrick has served on the boards of several community organizations. He has been an adjunct professor of law teaching real estate transactions at the Ave Maria School of Law, and a member of the real estate advisory board for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

A frequent author and lecturer on real estate topics for professional and industry organizations, Patrick has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Super Lawyers for real estate. He is also elected to fellowship in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Patrick was designated "Lawyer of the Year" in Detroit for Litigation - Real Estate and Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers in America (2014-2015).

Patrick earned a J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School. He received a B.S., cum laude, from Central Michigan University.

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