Blake focuses his practice on municipal and real estate law.
Blake earned his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. While in law school, Blake clerked for the City of Cleveland’s Law Department and the Office of the United States Attorney, Northern District of Ohio.
In his real estate practice, Blake routinely handles real estate sale and purchase transactions and leasing matters for both government and private clients. He has particular experience in the resolution of title, survey, and other due diligence issues to ensure that transactions are closed in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Blake also serves as general counsel for a number of Condominium Associations.
Blake has extensive prior experience with a major utility company and a deep knowledge of utility matters, including the negotiation and acquisition of easements and other property interests along with condemnation and eminent domain law.
In his municipal practice, Blake represents a wide variety of cities, townships, villages, and other public-sector entities in general municipal matters. He has particular experience working with communities on voter-approved millages. Additionally, Blake has served as grantee’s counsel in connection with Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant applications and as applicant’s counsel in connection with United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development grant and loan applications and closings.