Law firm creates real estate practice with new hire
A local law firm has created a real estate practice after hiring a new attorney with experience in real estate development.
Alles Law in Grand Rapids has thus far specialized in estate planning, elder law and business formation and succession law.
Tim Alles, founder and managing partner of the firm, said the addition of real estate law will enhance the firm’s areas of specialization by adding a much-needed service and allow it to expand to a new group of clients.
“We have several clients with real property issues that we have been unable to serve directly and have referred to other firms,” Alles said.
Alles Law has hired Jordan Bush, former district director for U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, to provide real estate legal services to clients.
Prior to his work with Amash, Bush worked as a real estate attorney, focusing on real estate acquisition, disposition, leasing, construction and commercial development.
Bush was also a partner with a real estate development company, where he developed commercial properties, including child development centers, medical, office and retail buildings.
Bush said he enjoys real estate work, because after a good transaction, “everyone is happy.”
“Anything real estate-transactional related was always about growth and moving forward, which was exciting for me,” he said.
Bush said transactional work will be a major focus for him at Alles Law, but he will also be handling real estate issues within estate planning, such as family cottages and family businesses.
“There are often real estate considerations with estate planning, so our practice areas meld so well together,” he said.
Alles said with Bush on board, the firm expects to add many new clients in the commercial real estate industry, and its target clients will expand to also include developers, landlords, tenants and real estate brokers.
Bush said his decision to move back into the legal profession was prompted by the Alles opportunity.
“The opportunity to work with Tim and the Alles team was exciting, and I decided it was time to move on to the next chapter of my career,” he said.
Bush added that the he and the firm share a lot of the same “fundamental and foundational principles.”
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.