Butzel Long attorney Thomas A. Kabel featured recently at ICSC 2009 Michigan Continuing Education Program for Real Estate Professionals

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Thomas A. Kabel led a roundtable discussion during the ICSC 2009 Michigan Continuing Education Program for Real Estate Professionals on April 29 in Novi. Mr. Kabel's discussion focused on rights of first refusal and rights of first offer in commercial leases.

Based in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office, Mr. Kabel practices in the area of real estate law. Prior to joining Butzel Long, he represented corporate clients in various corporate real estate and commercial leasing matters as an associate in a leading Bloomfield Hills law firm.

Mr. Kabel has substantial experience in the negotiation of a wide variety of commercial leases and subleases, including retail, residential, office, single tenant, and ground leases. He also has been involved in various facets of acquisition, disposition, leasing and development of real property.

Mr. Kabel is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Real Property Section of the State Bar of Michigan and is also a co-chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Real Property Law Section, Commercial Leasing and Management of Real Estate Committee. In 2002, he was invited, as a "Rising Star", to attend the exclusive Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute at Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. 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).

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 240 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington, D.C. law firm Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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