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Jonathan D. Block

Leader, Retail Practice Group


Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
  • cum laude
  • Wayne Law Review, Member, 1996-1998
University of Michigan, B.A.
  • Political Science
  • with honors
London School of Economics and Political Science

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

  • Metro Detroit Next Generation Chapter, Planning Committee, Co-chair 

American Bar Association

  • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

State Bar of Michigan

  • Real Property Law Section
  • Commercial Real Estate Development and Ownership Committee
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Jon Block is real estate attorney who focuses his practice on the acquisition, sale, development, financing, and leasing of a variety of real estate projects, such as mixed-use projects, gaming facilities, multifamily and single-family residential developments, office and industrial facilities, and healthcare facilities.

  • Assists clients with the acquisition, sale, development, financing, and leasing of shopping centers
  • Represents national retail developers in negotiating of wide variety of leases, REAs, and similar documents
  • Serves as the firm's Real Estate Department Evaluating Attorney

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Seminars & Events


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2018
    • Recognized in practice area of Real Estate Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2015-2018
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Real Estate Law: Commercial
      • Real Estate Law: Finance
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2008-2012

Academic Appointments

  • Approved Continuing Education Instructor, State of Michigan