Michael S. Laird

Michael S. Laird


Crowe & Dunlevy

Recognized since 2005

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Practice Areas

CleanTech Law

Construction Law

Environmental Law

Gaming Law

Land Use and Zoning Law

Leisure and Hospitality Law

Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions

Litigation - Real Estate

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Gaming Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Land Use and Zoning Law
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Michael Laird is an experienced transaction lawyer concentrating his practice in commercial real estate, project development, finance, construction and leasing. Mr. Laird has represented developers, commercial and institutional lenders, investors, contractors, architects and others involved in the commercial real estate industry. He also advises hospitality industry and healthcare clients, has experience in environmental law, gaming industry matters and Indian law, and has been involved extensively with the development and financing of both traditional and alternative energy generation facilities for over a decade.

Mr. Laird has published numerous articles on real estate issues and has been a frequent speaker to industry groups and attorneys.

Mr. Laird has been named by Chambers USA as one of America's Leading Business Lawyers in the field of real estate since 2003, and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America in real estate. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Firm's real estate practice group. He is a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, a Past President of the Oklahoma City Commercial Real Estate Council, and Member of the Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute - Oklahoma.

As co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, he has published numerous articles on real estate issues and has been a frequent speaker to industry groups and attorneys. He is a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, a past president of the Oklahoma City Commercial Real Estate Council and member of the Urban Land Institute–Oklahoma.

An active community leader, Michael currently serves on several boards, including: Allied Arts Foundation, Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Myriad Gardens Foundation, Oklahoma City Ballet and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.Michael received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and has a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.

Location

  • Braniff Building, Suite 100
    324 North Robinson Avenue
    Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Crowe & Dunlevy
Headquarters: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

77 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

13 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Gaming Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Land Use and Zoning Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Construction Law, Oklahoma City (2021)
  • Environmental Law, Oklahoma City (2020)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Oklahoma City (2019)
  • Gaming Law, Oklahoma City (2018)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Oklahoma City (2017)
  • Construction Law, Oklahoma City (2016)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Oklahoma City (2015)
  • Construction Law, Oklahoma City (2014)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Oklahoma City (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Gaming Law
  • Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Environmental Law
  • CleanTech Law
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Construction Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus

  • Construction

"Michael Laird is an excellent attorney with primary emphasis in commercial real estate and commercial real estate construction law. Not only is Michael one of the top lawyers in his field, but he is also very civic minded and serves on various non-profit boards."

- William Sanford (BancFirst), Oklahoma City, OK

"Michael Laird is an expert."

"Michael Laird is easy to work with, responsive, and very professional."

- William Sanford (BancFirst), Oklahoma City, OK

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