Andrew Z. Spilkin


Bodman PLC
201 W. Big Beaver Road
Suite 500
Troy, Michigan 48084

Tel: 248 743-6029


Mr. Spilkin serves as primary real estate counsel for large corporate clients, particularly those in the automotive industry, in matters involving the purchase of real estate for development, the sale of excess real estate, and their general day-to-day real estate activities.

His real estate practice also includes the representation of buyers, sellers and developers in commercial, industrial and residential purchases and sales ranging from single family homes to multi-million dollar complex transactions. He has significant experience drafting and negotiating commercial and residential leases and subleases for both landlords and tenants, including leases and ground leases for office, retail, and manufacturing space, as well as cell tower leases. Mr. Spilkin also represents owners and developers in construction projects and represents landlords and tenants in lease disputes.

Mr. Spilkin’s banking practice focuses on the representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate financing transactions, including mortgage, land development, and construction lending for all types of commercial and residential projects.

Mr. Spilkin is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2023 under Real Estate Law, in Michigan Super Lawyers 2021 under Real Estate, and in Chambers USA 2022 under Real Estate. He is listed as a 2022 “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness magazine. Mr. Spilkin is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Spilkin is past President of CoreNet Global’s Michigan Chapter. He is a past member of the Salvation Army Advisory Council for the Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center and a past member of the Board of Trustees of Temple Kol Ami.

  • Chambers USA 2022, Real Estate
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2009-2023, Real Estate Law
  • DBusiness Magazine “Top Lawyers” 2009-2022, Real Estate Law
  • Michigan Super Lawyers 2013-2021, Real Estate
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing

Our Real Estate team manages national real estate portfolios for corporate clients, representing both buyers and sellers in commercial transactions. Our firm has a multi-faceted real estate practice that has decades of experience representing companies in nearly every aspect of their commercial real estate transactions including leases, purchases, and sales.  We also have wide experience in the related legal areas that often support these complex deals, such as environmental law, tax, zoning and land use, incentives and entitlements, and construction agreements.

We serve as real estate counsel to a broad range of sophisticated clients with national portfolios that have multifaceted legal needs, including commercial and retail leases, having represented them for many years because we have developed a deep understanding of their industries, their companies, and their cultures.  Our team works hard to ensure that we meet our clients’ needs and provide maximum value.

We also document real estate loan transactions for financial institutions and find creative solutions for distressed real estate projects, with our team working hand-in-hand with our top-ranked Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Rights team.

We have been recognized by the highly regarded client and peer review journal, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which ranks our Real Estate practice as one of the top four commercial real estate law firms in Michigan. Chambers also ranks a number of Bodman’s real estate members among the state’s most highly regarded real estate practitioners based on the opinions of our clients and peers.

With over 160 attorneys in offices throughout Michigan, Bodman PLC has delivered extraordinary results to our clients for over 90 years.

Our attorneys provide savvy business counsel to many of the region’s most successful companies and individuals on a broad range of issues, and we provide clients with the personal attention of a small firm with the talent and skill expected of the nation’s leading law firms.

With practices in Banking & Financial Services, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Aviation Law & Finance, Construction, Health Care, Environmental, Enterprise Procurement, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Data Privacy & Security, Tax, Trusts & Estates, Labor & Employment, Bankruptcy, and Insurance, we work to understand our clients’ businesses and the markets in which they operate. This enables us to provide strategic advice and preventative counsel to address potential issues efficiently and discreetly before they become significant and expensive problems that affect their bottom line.

Andrew Spilkin is a respected real estate attorney with many years’ experience handling real estate acquisitions and financing transactions. His experience also covers the negotiation of leases.”
Chambers & Partners