Richard Rattner specializes in real estate transactions, land use and zoning law and corporate law.
Mr. Rattner is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association. He is a member of the governing council of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, a member of the subcommittee on Zoning and Land Use Planning, a current member and past co-chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, a past co-chair of the Real Property Law Section's Membership Committee, and he has served as a volunteer arbitrator for the Attorney Grievance Committee. Mr. Rattner is also a member of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, the Entertainment and Sports Law Forum, and is honored to be a member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
Mr. Rattner is an adjunct professor at Wayne State University Law School, where he teaches "Developing the Commercial Real Estate Project." He is a frequent lecturer at various professional, business and academic programs with respect to real estate transactions, land use, urban planning, zoning and public incentives. He has recently been a presenter at events sponsored by Michigan's Institute for Continuing Education, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Michigan Association of Planning and the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Mr. Rattner's most recent article is "After Koontz: Practical Considerations, Real Implications," Michigan Real Property Review, Winter 2014.
Mr. Rattner is a past chairman of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, and a past member of the University of Michigan's Advisory Board for Intercollegiate Athletics. He is honored to be named a "Leading Lawyer," and included in Best Lawyers, which named him "Lawyer of the Year" in the Detroit area for litigation - land use and zoning in 2012 and 2014, and in 2016 for land use and zoning in the newly designated "Troy Metro Area," which generally covers Oakland and Macomb Counties. He is also a member of "Super Lawyers," and is included as one of dBusiness Magazine's Top Lawyers in metro Detroit.
Degrees and Certifications
J.D., Colorado University
B.A., University of Michigan
Williams, Williams, Rattner and Plunkett PC
- Richard Rattner was honored as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2019 “Leaders in the Law.”