William G. Barris - Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C
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William G. Barris

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1987
Phone: 313-965-9725

University of MichiganBA 1963University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1966

Client Comments

"William Barris has provided our firm with outstanding real estate services for over 35 years."

-Samuel R. Sobel

"Bill is the consummate professional; he is creative, pragmatic, exceptionally technically competent, responsive, and focused on the client's needs and goals. I would be happy to refer any client with a real estate law need to Bill."

-Robert R. Jeanguenat
Robert R. Jeanguenat, CPA, P.C.

"William Barris is, in our opinion, one of the best in real estate law. We have used this firm for the past 40 years."

-Samuel R. Sobel

"Bill is a top-notch attorney in all respects. I have personally used the top five attorneys in Michigan over the past 30 years, and he ranks number one. Hal Koss"

-Hal Koss
HJK, Inc.

"Bill is a deal maker. He is an excellent drafter of documents. He maintains a good relationship with opposing attorneys/negotiators and can be tough when necessary, yet keeping in mind the end goal of making the deal. With his vast experience, especially in real estate, Bill can present us with the pros and cons of various situations. I have worked with Bill for over 20 years and have found him to be logical, thorough, and easy to work with."

-Jerome Kondalski
Chief Financial Officer
Sobel Co.

"Bill Barris has one of the brightest real estate minds in the business. His expertise in the industry is second to none. He is easy to work with and would be someone I would confidently refer to anyone."

-Anthony Antone
Vice President - Development
Kojaian Management Corporation

"I deal with attorneys all across the country and Bill is one of the most knowledgeable real estate attorneys I know. I can always depend upon Bill to represent our company as if he is representing his own family. Bill is very reliable. He has the uncanny ability to bring all parties to agreement and he has the respect of everyone he deals with."

-David Haboian
Kojaian Management Corporation

"In working with Bill over the past 20 years, he has proven himself to be not only a thoroughly competent, efficient, and highly moral attorney, but a deal maker as well. All the skills in the world are useless to me as a client unless the transaction gets completed. I have worked with other counsel representing me and those representing others all over the country in my real estate development projects and other business ventures and have never come across anyone finer than Bill. I give him the highest marks and an unequivocal recommendation."

-Jeffrey Sobel
Sobel Co.

Office Location

333 West Fort Street, Suite 1200
Detroit, MI 48226-3202
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2009 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Detroit Metro Area
William G. Barris has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2009!

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law (Condominiums, Construction, Development, Finance, Land Use, Office Buildings, Planned Real Estate, Secured Transactions, Transactions, Workouts and Restructurings)