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Alan J. Salle

Leader, Leasing Practice Group


Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • magna cum laude
University of Michigan, B.B.A.
  • Accounting
  • with high distinction


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Alan Salle is a real estate attorney who represents shopping center owners and real estate developers in leasing, financing, and other agreements. He also represents national retail tenants and office tenants in lease negotiations.

  • Represents landlords and tenants in drafting and negotiating commercial leases
  • Counsels purchasers and sellers in drafting and negotiating the acquisitions and disposition of commercial real property
  • Assists borrowers and lenders in financing transactions
  • Counsels owners and contractors in drafting and negotiating construction contracts


Representative Matters

  • Represented developer in the acquisition of property and subsequent development, leasing, financing, and sale of same
  • Represented purchaser in the acquisition, financing, and syndication of 35 shopping centers throughout the U.S.
  • Spearheaded leasing efforts in the development and redevelopment of power centers
  • Negotiated leases for retail specialty store chain in connection with its national expansion program
  • Represented national department store chain in the acquisition and development of new store locations
  • Provided Michigan counsel in connection with corporate real estate financings
  • Oversaw expansion of Kohl's Corporation chain from 128 stores to 732 stores in 41 states while a Director and Assistant General Counsel at Kohl’s
  • Supervised all real estate legal and lease administration functions for Kohl's Corporation while a Director and Assistant General Counsel at Kohl’s

Prior Experience

  • Kohl's Department Stores, Inc., Director and Assistant General Counsel, 1996-2005
  • Rudnick & Wolfe, Attorney, 1987-1996



  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2022
    • Recognized in practice area of Real Estate Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2013-2015

Professional & Community Involvement

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
    • Member of U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference Program Committee since 2004; Chair of the 2018 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference
    • Member of Ohio Kentucky Indiana Michigan and Pennsylvania Retail Development and Law Symposium Program Committee since 2006; Co-chair of 2011 and 2012 programs
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Wisconsin


Provided counsel to individuals seeking a second chance by having conviction records made nonpublic under Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 780.621

Participates in naturalization workshops

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