GREGG A. NATHANSON is a shareholder of the firm. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1985; the State Bar of Michigan and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York in 1986; and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and Western District of Michigan in 1988.

He received his B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science & the Arts in 1980 and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1984. He was a Staff Member, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics in 1982-1983.

He was Editor of MICHIGAN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS, a book published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) in 2000 and updated in 2009. He wrote the chapter on "Closings".

He was the principal contributor to "Closing the Sale of a Michigan Home".

He has authored numerous articles and publications including:

2014: Court Of Appeals Upholds Uncapping in Pre-2014 Parent-Child Transfer, Michigan State Bar Real Property Law Section eNewsletter

2013: A "Relatively" New Way to Avoid Uncapping Taxable Value, Michigan Land Title Association Publication, The Title Examiner

2012: Transfer Taxes and New Construction: A Legal Update, Michigan Land Title Association Publication, The Title Examiner and Building Business & Apartment Management; Can Commercial Builders and Developers (Legally) Avoid Paying Michigan State Real Estate Transfer Tax on New Construction?, Commercial Board of Realtors News

2011: Warranty Work Does Not Extend Time to Record Construction Lien, Michigan Land Title Association Newsletter, The Title Examiner; Title Policy Does Not Insure Against Subsequent Construction Liens, Michigan Land Title Association Newsletter, The Title Examiner; Michigan’s Commercial Real Estate Broker’s Lien Act - Did You Know ... ?; Commercial Board of Realtors Newsletter

2010: U.S. Appeals Court Permits Government to Foreclose Tax Lien Against Husband, on Entireties Property, The Title Examiner; Sixth Circuit Permits Government Foreclosure of Husband’s Tax Lien on Entireties Property, Michigan State Bar Real Property Law Section eNewsletter

2009: Short Limitations Period for Residential Defect Claims Upheld, Michigan State Bar Real Property Law Section eNewsletter; Can Title Insurer be Liable in Tort Action?, The Title Examiner; New Michigan Real Estate Transfer Tax: Closing a Loophole?, The Title Examiner

2008: Savvy Investors Can Now Avoid Paying Tax when Exchanging Vacation Property, Commercial Board of Realtors and The Title Examiner; What the Supreme Court Giveth, the Supreme Court Taketh Away, The Title Examiner; New Opportunities and Developments in Real Estate Tax, The Title Examiner

2007: What’s New in Residential Transactions?, Michigan Bar Journal; Win the Race or Lose the Lawsuit; The Title Examiner

2006: How to (Legally) Pay Lower Real Estate Transfer Taxes, Commercial Board of Realtors Newsletter; An Ounce of Title Prevention is Worth a Pound of Commission, Commercial Board of Realtors Newsletter

2005: Risk Management for Your Transactions, Commercial Board of Realtors Newsletter; Watch Your Language: The Importance of Purchase Agreements, Building Business and Apartment Management; Residential Real Estate Closing Checklist, Laches, Oakland County Bar Association

2002: Getting Through the Real Estate Transaction Jungle: A Survival Guide, Probate & Property, American Bar Association Real Property Law Journal; Michigan Abolishes Witness Requirement for Deeds, Building Business & Apartment Management

2001: A Survival Guide for Real Estate Transactions, Michigan Bar Journal; Closing the Sale of a Michigan Home; New IRS Ruling Sanctions ‘Reverse’ Like Kind Exchanges, Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s ICLE Connection; Quit Claim Deed May Void Title Insurance Coverage, Building Business & Apartment Management

2000: Michigan Consumer Protection Act Now Applies to Residential Builders, Building Business & Apartment Management

1999: Pollution Insurance Can Cleanse a "Contaminated" Transaction, The Title Examiner

1995: Federal Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Requirements Are Just Around the Corner, Michigan Real Property Review, and Laches; Issues Commonly Associated with the Purchase of Commercial Real Estate, Michigan CPA Magazine

1994: New Disclosure Requirements for All Licensed Real Estate Agents, Building Business & Apartment Management; Michigan’s New Seller Disclosure Act: Seller Beware, Michigan Real Property Review; What’s the SCOR? Small Corporate Offering Registration of Securities Comes to Michigan; The Michigan Business Law Journal

1992: Third-Party Legal Opinions: The Next Generation, Michigan Real Property Review

Mr. Nathanson has lectured for numerous groups and organizations including The Institute of Continuing Legal Education; State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section; Michigan Land Title Association; Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan; Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants; Independent Accountants Association of Michigan; Commercial Board of Realtors Synergy Conference; Metropolitan Consolidated Association of Realtors; Realtors Land Institute, Michigan Chapter; Marcus & Millichap; Real Estate One Academy; Michigan Association of Justice No-Fault Institute VI; The International Council of Shopping Centers Michigan Continuing Education Program for Real Estate Professionals; Oakland County Bar Association; Metropolitan Consolidated Association of Realtors.

Lecture topics include the following:

2014: Title Insurance, International Council of Shopping Centers

2013: U.S. Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Like Kind Exchanges of Real Estate And Reverse Exchanges, Real Estate Licensed Brokers and Salespersons Continuing Education Class; Career Jumpstart - Legal Matters, Commercial Board of Realtors

2012: Top Ten Purchase Agreement Issues, Commercial Board of Realtors

2011: Michigan's Commercial Real Estate Broker Lien Act, Michigan Land Title Association Spring Education Seminar

2010: What’s New in Residential Transactions?, State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section, Summer Conference Breakfast Roundtable Discussion

2009: Traps for the Unwary in Home Modification, Michigan Association of Justice No-Fault Institute VI; Michigan Commercial Real Estate Broker’s Lien Act, The International Council of Shopping Centers Michigan Continuing Education Program for Real Estate Professionals; New State Real Estate Transfer Tax - Closing a Loophole?, Couzens Lansky Firm Seminar

2008: Trusts and Certificates of Trust Existence and Authority, Michigan Land Title Association Fall Seminar; What’s New in Residential Transactions?, Oakland County Bar Association Real Estate Meeting; New Opportunities and Developments in Real Estate Tax Law, Couzens Lansky Firm Seminar

2007: The Michigan Construction Lien Act, Michigan Land Title Association Spring Seminar; What’s Hot in Residential Transactions, State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section, Summer Conference Breakfast Roundtable Discussion

2006: Intra-Family Real Estate Transfers, Couzens Lansky Firm Seminar; How Title Companies Can Save Your Transaction - and Commission, Commercial Board of Realtors; Exercising Due Diligence, Half Moon Seminar

2005: Key to a Successful Transaction: The Residential Purchase Agreement, Building Industry of Southeast Michigan

2004: Deeds, Affidavits and Title Insurance, Institute for Continuing Legal Education; Residential Purchase Agreement: Key to a Successful Transaction, Metropolitan Consolidated Association of Realtors, School of Real Estate; Risk Management and Drafting Residential Agreements, Metropolitan Consolidated Association of Realtors

2002: Anatomy of a Residential Transaction, Home Buyers/Sellers Seminar, Real Estate One/Detroit News/Detroit Free Press

2001: Recent Changes to the Condominium Act, Oakland County Bar Association

2000: Section 1031 - Tax Deferred Like Kind Exchanges and "Reverse" Exchanges; Legal Aspects of Financing Commercial Real Estate, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

1996: New Environmental Laws and Property Transfer Affidavits, CPA Seminar

1994: Seller Disclosure Act and Homestead Property Tax Exemption; State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section 59th Annual Meeting

Mr. Nathanson was the recipient of the Robert J. Jay award for outstanding leadership and contribution to the Michigan Land Title Association in 2007.

He was selected by Super Lawyers magazine beginning in 2006 through 2013 as one of the 5% best attorneys in Michigan. Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. Mr. Nathanson was also selected for inclusion in the 2012 Business Edition of Super Lawyers.

He was also named one of the Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit - 2010 and 2011 by dbusiness, Detroit’s premier business journal, in the fields of real estate, environmental law and business law.

Mr. Nathanson is a member of the State Bar of Michigan: Member of Michigan State Bar Real Property Law Section Governing Council; Former Chair, Michigan State Bar, Real Property Law Section, Residential Transactions Committee; Member, Pro Bono Committee, and Sections on Environmental Law and Business Law; New York State Bar; American Bar Association; Oakland County Bar Association; Chairman, Membership Committee, Michigan Land Title Association; Institute of Continuing Legal Education Real Property Law Advisory Board; Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan; Commercial Board of Realtors; former member of Michigan Land Title Association Board of Directors; former member of Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Michigan.

Mr. Nathanson is a licensed real estate broker in Michigan.

Mr. Nathanson's primary concentration areas include Real Estate Law, Environmental Law, Finance, Corporate and Business Law.

Email to: Gregg.Nathanson@Couzens.com


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