Levi F. Smith, JD

Principal

Direct
(248) 331-0205

Email
[email protected]

Years of Experience
30+ years

Areas of Specialization

Real service for corporate and
investment real estate.

Professional Experience

Levi started his career as a real estate attorney in California and Michigan. In recent years, Levi has saved his clients more than $32,000,000 through lease negotiations and renegotiations. Levi has been a tenant/buyer representative for 30+ years and also specializes in win-win negotiations. 

Professional Affiliations / Education
  • Wayne State University Law School, JD
  • American University, BA
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State of California Bar Association
  • Southfield Business Network - Founder Chairman, 1994 - 2004
  • Oakland County Business Roundtable - 1998 - Present (Chairman 2001-2003) 
  • Advisor to County Executive Brooks Patterson
  • International Tenant Representation Alliance - Vice President
  • Alliance of Tenant Representatives - Vice President
  • PIAST Institute - Board Member, 2019
  • Building Beds 4 Kids - Board Member, 2019
  • Albert Kahn Exhibit at Henry Ford Museum - Founder/Chairman, 2017 - Present
Significant Assignments
  • Consultant and lease negotiation for HAP on the relocation of 800 employees (160,000 sq. ft.)
  • Relocation of Michigan Court of Appeals to Troy, MI
  • Relocation of Visiting Nurse Association to Oak Park, MI
  • Relocation and Expansion of Harvard Drug Group in Livonia, MI, and Indianapolis, IN
  • Sale/purchase of twenty land sites
  • Relocation and renewal of Dykema Law Firm Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing
  • Relocation of Handy Home Products Company to Monroe, MI
  • Sale of Troy Northfield Hilton, Detroit Airport Hilton, Ann Arbor Marriott
  • Developments – General Partner
    • 85,000 sq. ft. office building - Livonia, MI
    • 28,000 sq. ft. medical building - Southfield, MI
    • 180 Residential Condos - Clarkston, MI & Ann Arbor, MI
Client List
  • Beats by Dr. Dre
  • Butzel Long
  • Ciena Health Care
  • Draexlmaier Automotive
  • Dura Automotive
  • Dykema Law
  • Fuyao Glass America
  • Harvard Drug Group
  • Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Hyundai
  • Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NASA (IFL Intermodal)
  • Progressive Insurance
  • St. Johns Health System
  • Takata
  • US Customs (Spectrum Group)
  • Valeo, Inc.
  • Visiting Nurse Association
 

Client Testimonials

“Heath Alliance Plan (HAP) has worked with Levi Smith for over two years on a variety of projects related to our evolving space needs. Levi represented us in negotiations that were very lengthy and complicated. He handled a wide array of issues related to negotiations ranging from dealing with the landlord representatives, the owners of the property, architects, and attorneys. He was always on top of every issue. We would highly recommend Levi Smith. He is very knowledgeable, an aggressive negotiator, and an honorable man.”
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