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Joel M. Krugel

Leader, Lending and Finance Practice Group
Vice Chair, Real Estate Department


University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A.


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Joel Krugel is a real estate attorney who counsels shopping center, office building, and apartment complex owners and operators in acquisitions, dispositions, and financings. He represents national banking associations, private finance companies, securitized lending corporations, and other institutional lenders in connection with a wide variety of commercial financing transactions, including secured and unsecured lines of credit, real estate mortgage loans, construction loans for office buildings, shopping centers, apartments complexes and industrial developments, land development and revolving construction loans for subdivision and condominium projects, and interim bridge loans.

  • Advises real estate developers and others in joint ventures, syndications, and investment fund creation
  • Negotiates leases, REAs, and similar documentation in connection with the representation of shopping center developers who have a nationwide portfolio of regional malls and power centers
  • Handles major tenant leasing for shopping centers, office buildings, and other commercial developments
  • Counsels shopping center clients involved in or in dealing with publicly held real estate investment trusts
  • Advises and represents individuals and business clients in joint venture arrangements, debt and equity financing, and real estate financing through mortgage and other secured and asset-based lending
  • Serves as an Evaluating Attorney for the firm’s Real Estate department


Representative Matters

  • Represented shopping center owners in more than $1 billion of securitized financing in transactions throughout the country

Prior Experience

  • Miro, Weiner & Kramer, Partner



  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2022
    • Recognized in practice area of Real Estate Law
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2010-2020
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Real Estate Law: Commercial
      • Real Estate Law: Finance
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Real Property Law Section
    • Commercial Leasing of Real Estate Committee
    • Business Law Section
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • American Bar Association
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