James M. Marquardt
Bar Admission: 1981, Michigan; 1982, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
Education: University of Michigan (A.B., 1972); De Paul University (J.D., 1980). Business Manager, De Paul Law Review, 1979 - 1980. Recipient, Searle Scholarship Award.
Practice Areas: Real Estate; Condominium; Zoning; Construction; Mortgage Foreclosure; Historic Preservation; Oil and Gas.
James M. Marquardt was born in 1949 in Detroit, Michigan. Jim earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1972, and in 1980 received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law, where he served as Business Manager of the DePaul Law Review.
Jim's expertise is primarily in real estate, including sale and leasing transactions, condominium developments, zoning and land use law, construction contracts and liens, property tax appeals, real estate litigation, security interests in real estate, historic preservation law, and oil & gas.
Jim is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Land Title Standards Committee, and the Michigan Real Property Law Section.
Publications: He has authored articles for the Michigan Real Property Review, a publication of the Real Property Law Section. http://www.michbar.org/realproperty/MRPR/Vol.22No.1Spring1995.pdf#page=6
Jim has extensive involvement in community activities: Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Past President; Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, Past President; Economic Development Corporation, City of Kalamazoo, Past President; Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, City of Kalamazoo, Past Chair; Local Development Finance Authority, Past Chair.
Jim and his wife, Michele, live in Kalamazoo. Their son, Drew, is an actor in London, England.