Monica Labe is a senior member of the firm and was the Practice Department Manager of the firm's Real Estate, Environmental and Energy practices from 2008-2011. She is currently a member of the firm's Management Group, serving as Deputy in Charge of Practice Management and Human Resources and the prior two years, she served as the Deputy in Charge of Finance, Accounting and Marketing.
Ms. Labe has extensive experience representing large multi-national corporations, developers, real estate private equity firms, lenders and real estate investment companies in multi-million dollar transactions involving the acquisition, development, leasing, financing (including complex, multi-state workouts and foreclosures), construction and disposition of office, retail, industrial, mixed-use and entertainment projects throughout Michigan and U.S. Some of her preeminent assignments include serving as lead real estate counsel to one of Detroit's Big 3 automakers and a major Tier-1 automotive supplier in their respective national leasing, acquisition, disposition, and development needs; representing the Detroit Land Bank Authority as outside general counsel and representing a $6 billion REIT in the leasing, acquisition, development and sale of its 4 million square-foot office and industrial portfolio in Southeast Michigan.
Ms. Labe has co-chaired multiple state-wide conferences for the State Bar of Michigan's Real Property Section. She is a published author and has spoken throughout Michigan and nationally for ALI-CLE. This year, she was a presenter for two national audio casts for ALI-CLE on Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements: Making the Best Deal in Today's Market and Negotiation Commercial Purchase and Sale Transactions.
Lead real estate counsel for an OEM — Serving as lead national real estate counsel (and supervising a team of 5 attorney) for an OEM in all corporate and dealership real estate transactions, totaling over 175 matters over the past year involving industrial, commercial/retail, and office leasing and multi-million dollar acquisitions and dispositions of commercial real estate and industrial properties.
Lead real estate counsel for Tier 1 Auto Supplier — Lead real estate counsel for one of the world's largest Tier 1 Automotive Suppliers and its numerous subsidiaries in the following deals: a multi million dollar lease transaction in the Middle East for a new distribution facility; a 200,000 square foot multi-million dollar lease expansion and new bond issuance; numerous lease transactions throughout Michigan, and various zoning and real estate litigation matters
Lead real estate counsel for Canadian REIT — Serving as lead real estate counsel to a Canadian REIT with properties around the World in numerous real estate matters within the last 12 months, including; a multi million dollar sale leaseback; multi-million dollar, long term triple net single tenant lease negotiations in various states and multi-million dispositions of facilities in various states.