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Christopher J. Duba

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Chris's practice is primarily business transaction oriented, and he regularly assists clients in business formation and succession coordination and in purchases, sales, exchanges, leasing, financing and development matters. He has significant experience in sophisticated business, real estate, and commercial matters in both Michigan and Illinois. Chris also has expertise in day-to-day business representation, contract matters, and long-term and strategic succession and business planning. In addition, he represents both commercial lenders and borrowers in documenting, negotiating, and closing commercial loan transactions. He also routinely represents buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and investors in real estate matters throughout the State of Michigan and in the Chicago, Illinois area. Chris provides local counsel on real estate acquisition and lease negotiations to national entities. Chris is also familiar with the Michigan liquor license application and transfer process.

Areas of Emphasis

Business entity formation and succession planning; contract drafting, negotiation, and compliance; merger and acquisition transactions; stock and asset sale transactions; commercial real estate leasing, sales, and development transactions; commercial loan and security transactions; residential real estate matters; and liquor license matters.

Professional Affiliations

Chris is licensed to practice law in both the States of Michigan and Illinois. He is a member of the Michigan State Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Grand Rapids Bar Association, and various business and real estate sections. He is admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, all Michigan State courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and all Illinois State courts. Chris is also an affiliate member of the West Michigan Commercial Alliance of Realtors.





Chris graduated from the University of Notre Dame with honors where he received his B.B.A. in Accountancy. Chris also graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate.

Community and Board Service

  • State Bar of Michigan Commercial Real Estate Development and Ownership Committee
  • State Bar of Michigan Real Estate Section Special Committee for Commercial Leasing
  • West Michigan Sports Commission Board Member
  • Notre Dame Monogram Club
  • Notre Dame Club of Grand Rapids
  • Catholic Lawyers Association of Grand Rapids Member
  • West Catholic High School Alumni Association
  • St. Anthony's Parish Finance Council Board Member
  • Economic Club of Grand Rapids Member

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Representative Successes

    • Secured collection for client on a construction lien litigation claim relative to a significant hotel and condominium development in downtown Detroit.
    • Successfully represented national electrical supplier in connection with pursuing construction lien claim.

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    The Exhibitors Building
    220 Lyon Street NW, Suite 530
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
    telephone: (616) 458-3200
    fax: (616) 458-3203 

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