Butzel attorney Thomas A. Kabel elected Chair, State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Section
TROY, Mich. – Butzel attorney and shareholder Thomas A. Kabel has been elected Chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Section, which provides education and information on real property law issues through seminars, publications, and networking events, as well as advocacy in the legislature and in precedential cases involving real property law. He is a former Chair of the Section's CLE Committee.
Kabel, who serves on Butzel’s Board of Directors and is Chair of the firm’s Corporate/ Real Estate Practice Department, concentrates his practice in the area of commercial real estate and real estate-related finance. He has been involved in all facets of acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing and development of real property throughout his career.
His real estate practice spans a wide range of diverse areas and clients, representing developers, automotive companies, colleges and universities in all aspects of their real estate needs. He also has extensive experience representing commercial lenders in conventional financing and has served as bank and bond counsel on numerous industrial revenue and other tax-exempt financings.
Kabel also is certified by the Small Business Administration to close SBA loans under the SBA’s 504 loan program. He is the author of Equitable Subrogation: Why the Refinance Lender's Security Interest May Not be as Secure as it Thinks (Michigan Real Property Review) and has participated as a speaker and/or author in numerous seminars and other continuing legal education programs over the years.
He is a member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Kabel is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1999), where he was Senior Articles Editor of the Wayne Law Review, and Grand Valley State University (B.S. 1995).