George D. Mercer, of Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C., Named to the 2017 Best Lawyers in America

TROY, Mich., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — George D. Mercer has been named as a 2017 Best Lawyer in America in the area of Real Estate Law. 

Mr. Mercer concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate law and mortgage lending. He has closed numerous commercial real estate acquisitions, sales and mortgage loans and has assisted clients in the acquisition of vacant land. He counsels clients in all phases of project development, including re-zoning, sub-dividing, financing, site condominiums, and construction.

Mr. Mercer has worked with owners, lessors and lenders managing distressed commercial properties, and managed workouts and foreclosures of operating properties. He has served as Michigan counsel for the Resolution Trust Corporation in foreclosing and reselling the landmark Pontchartrain Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Mercer also served as buyer’s counsel for the acquisition and financing of the American Center in Southfield, Michigan. He has coordinated and closed various sophisticated real estate financing transactions involving economic development bonds, tax abatements, taxable notes, securitized loans, master leases and ground leases.

Mr. Mercer has an “AV” Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability.

Mr. Mercer received his B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and his J.D. degree from Wayne State University. 

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. ranks as the 12th largest law firm in Michigan.  Founded over 40 years ago and located in Troy, Michigan, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is a full service law firm with 66 attorneys.  GMH has been recognized as a Top Tier Law Firm in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.  Additional recognitions include Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Place to Work and Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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