Royal Oak, Michigan, May 7, 2014: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Leo G. Aubel has joined the firm. He will practice out of the firm’s Chicago Office.
Mr. Aubel concentrates his practice in the real estate industry, representing many types of businesses, as well as professionals and entrepreneurs, in a wide variety of real estate transactions. His diverse clientele includes developers, condominium associations, major non-profit organizations, government agencies, and national and regional bank trust departments. Mr. Aubel has decades of experience in real estate acquisitions, leasing and dispositions, including the development of office towers, shopping centers, condominium units and high-end residences. His commercial leasing work has focused on medical offices and facilities, bars and restaurants, and retail spaces, as well as the licensing of these facilities.
Inclusive in Mr. Aubel’s real estate practice is the drafting and negotiating of limited liability company operating agreements, license and easement agreements, facility sharing arrangements, construction and general contractor agreements, maintenance planning documentation, and property management agreements. He conducts and supervises due diligence, parcel assembly and survey analysis. Mr. Aubel holds licenses as a managing broker and as a title agent.p
Mr. Aubel also has a substantial practice in probate matters, serving as counsel to bank trust departments and individuals, whether acting as an executor, guardian, or administrator. He is frequently appointed by the courts as Guardian ad Litem and as defense counsel in complex cases involving the rights of disabled adults. His probate practice has included the representation of estates with substantial real estate portfolios, as well as acting as an executor himself.
Mr. Aubel received his B.F.A., cum laude, from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh in 1983, having received a fellowship to study and perform with the American Repertory Theatre of Amsterdam. He was an Honors graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1986, and represented the law school in the 1985 and 1986 National Moot Court Competitions. After graduating, he was associated with corporate law firms before forming his own firm, Aubel & Aubel, P.C. Prior joining Howard & Howard, he was most recently a partner at a mid-sized Chicago transactional and litigation firm. He is a life member of American MENSA, and has received an AV® Preeminent Rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating.
Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners. The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); and Las Vegas, Nevada. Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate; commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax. Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive and industrial; construction; energy and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.howardandhoward.com.