Jonathan Block has a real estate practice with clients located throughout the United States. For over 23 years, Jonathan has engaged in transactions from coast to coast representing a wide range of real estate owners, operators and users in various real estate and other business transactions. His clients include shopping center, industrial, and office building owners, investors, and operators, including publicly traded real estate investment trusts, as well as a number of privately owned real estate firms in the U.S.

Jonathan represents clients in acquisitions, dispositions, and financings; construction and development; joint ventures; leasing for both landlords and tenants; and loan originations with lenders, servicers, and special servicers.




Academic Appointments

  • Approved Continuing Education Instructor, State of Michigan






  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2022
    • Recognized in practice area of Real Estate Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2015-2018
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2017-2018
    • Recognized as a Rising Star, 2008-2012
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Real Estate Law: Commercial
      • Real Estate Law: Finance

Professional & Community Involvement

  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Real Property Law Section

News & Insights


  • David Foltyn, Tricia A. Sherick and Jonathon D. Block quoted in Michigan Lawyers Weekly article, “Grading in your own ranks”
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  • Jonathan D. Block quoted in Michigan Lawyers Weekly article “Beating the first-year blues: Flexibility, ‘episodic’ mentorship can give new attorneys a solid start”
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