University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • Real Estate Law Society, President; Business Law Association, Vice President
University of Michigan Ross School of Business, B.B.A.
  • Finance and Accounting

Prior Employment

  • Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, Associate, 2010-2012
  • Gramercy Capital Corp. (NYSE: GKK), Associate, 2006-2008

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

  • Business Law Section
  • Real Property Law Section

American Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association

Urban Land Institute

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

  • Detroit Next Generation Program Planning Committee, 2013-present
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Aaron Bass is a real estate attorney who focuses his practice on development, financing, restructuring, and leasing. He represents real estate owners and developers in the retail, office, hospitality and lodging, and industrial arenas. Mr. Bass was featured as one of six top young lawyers in a July-August 2014 DBusiness article.

  • Drafts and manages lease agreements, amendments, and asset-purchase agreements
  • Represents commercial real estate organizations with respect to their leasing work


  • Represented a commercial real estate organization in all aspects of its real estate work, including the acquisition or master lease of over fifteen properties in downtown Detroit
  • Represented a publicly traded mall real estate investment trust (REIT) in a joint venture development of a 900,000-square-foot shopping center located in Sarasota, Florida
  • Represented commercial real estate company in the refinancing of five multifamily properties throughout Michigan
  • Represented a New York-based commercial real estate company in obtaining a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure and leasing work
  • Served as a 2009 Summer Honors Intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

  • Real Estate Committee
    • Board Member, 2010-current

Tamarack Camps

  • Master Planning Committee Member, 2011-2012

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Seminars & Events


  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2014-2016