Boston University School of Law, LL.M.
  • Banking and Financial Law
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
Michigan State University, B.A.
  • International Relations

Prior Employment

  • Lipson Neilson Cole Seltzer & Garin, PC, Partner, 2009-2015
  • Citizens Financial Group, Inc., Legal Clerk, 2008

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

  • Real Property Law Section
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Douglas Kelin is a real estate attorney who counsels clients in acquisition, development, construction, leasing, financing, and restructuring. He represents companies from a variety of industries, including retail, office, industrial, multifamily, hospitality, and construction.

  • Negotiates and drafts leases, listing and purchase agreements, and defeasance and closing documents
  • Represents shopping center developers in acquisitions, dispositions, financing (including loan assumptions), and leasing
  • Counsels office building developers regarding acquisitions and leasing
  • Assists with title objection matters, including reviews of surveys, title commitments, and documents of record


  • Represented a client in an assemblage of parcels in Detroit, Michigan and obtaining site plan from the City of Detroit for approval for a $20 million mixed-used development;
  • Represented a client in the $93 million acquisition of a prominent shopping center in Michigan;
  • Represented a client in the $60 million disposition of a portfolio of self-storage facilities across the country;
  • Represented a client in the $60 million acquisition of a large multifamily complex in Missouri;
  • Represented a client in the $59 million disposition of a large multifamily complex in Texas;
  • Represented a client in the $40 million acquisition of a retail store in Florida.
  • Negotiated and drafted documents relative to the demolition of large factory and the purchase of demolished materials
  • Managed various aspects of the disposition of real estate assets (including oil wells) in an acquisition of an energy company
  • Negotiated and drafted listing and purchase agreements, defeasance documents, and closing documents related to the sale of multiple pharmaceutical properties
  • Represented client in the acquisition of large strip center, including the amendment of the lease for the anchor tenant and the negotiation and revision of the buyer’s loan documents
  • Managed various aspects of the acquisition of multiple neighboring industrial buildings and handled the negotiation and drafting of leases to various industrial tenants over a period of years, including multiple publicly traded companies

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  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Recognized as an "Up and Coming" lawyer, 2018
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2013-2018