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Bill Burdett

My clients know they can call on me at any time – I’m with them through thick and thin.

My Approach

I provide solutions for closely-held businesses and high net worth clientele—whether helping them through a commercial transaction, a real estate investment, a tricky tax issue, or litigation. It’s exciting to help clients put transactions together, help them grow or seek out the best opportunities, or bring dollars to the table through the creative use of tax credits and other resources. I find the most efficient solution for my clients—all businesses have problems that need solving, and I enjoy utilizing all the skills I have developed over more than two decades to do just that. Sometimes the issues can be resolved through constructive negotiations, but other times the only resort is for aggressive judicial review. Relying on my two decades of experience, I find the best tailored solution for each client.

I’m proud to have the trust and confidence of my colleagues in the legal community. I’ve been named as an expert witness in legal malpractice matters, and as a licensed mediator in Michigan, enjoy helping parties try to resolve their disputes. I have also been retained by trustees and other close family advisors in contested and uncontested estate matters, to assist with the orderly, discreet, and smooth estate and trust administration and disposition.

I am passionate about my home state of Michigan, and using my skills to contribute to its continued success, and the constructive redevelopment of its urban centers. I have provided pro bono legal representation for those who most need it, and I have developed creative funding solutions for the most difficult developments in underserved areas.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife and kids, and if work and family allow it, reading a good book.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

"Top Lawyers"

dbusiness, 2013

MSBA North Star Lawyer

Pro Bono Service, 2022

Associations & Memberships

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU

Board of Advisors, 2022

Michigan Housing Council

Detroit Institute of Arts

Board of Trustees, 2011-2017

Greening of Detroit

Board Chair, 2016-2018