William G. Barris

William G. Barris

Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, P.L.L.C

Recognized since 1987

Detroit, Michigan

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2009 - Real Estate Law
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Bill has over four decades of real estate experience representing lenders and developers.

This includes representation of numerous real estate lenders, owner-investors, and large developers with regard to retail, shopping center, office, high-tech, industrial and hotel projects in Michigan and other states.

Bill has a unique perspective on all aspects of real estate transactional work. His philosophy is to find common-sense solutions to issues so that transactions do not become bogged down by unnecessary roadblocks.

Bill is chairman of the firm's real estate department.

Contact & Links


  • 333 West Fort Street, Suite 1200
    Detroit, MI 48226


  • University of Michigan, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2009 - Real Estate Law

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

  • Real Estate Law, Detroit (2009)

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

  • Real Estate Law

Special Focus:

  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Land Use
  • Office Buildings
  • Planned Real Estate
  • Secured Transactions
  • Transactions
  • Workouts and Restructurings


  • Best Lawyers--Lawyer of the Year, 2009 (Real Estate, Detroit, Michigan)
  • Best Lawyers 1987 - 2016
  • Super Lawyers

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