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Clark Hill Adds Five Real Estate Attorneys in Lansing, Michigan Office Including Members Dominic Rios, Kevin Roragen and Ted Rozeboom

January 12, 2022

Clark Hill announced that real estate attorneys Ted Rozeboom, Dominic Rios, and Kevin Roragen have joined the firm as Members in the Lansing office in the Real Estate Practice. The group has extensive experience in matters involving tax credit, alternative and supplemental financing of affordable housing at the state and federal level, and commercial real estate development issues. In addition, Amia Banks and Clifford Cooper II have joined as associates in the Real Estate practice in the Lansing office.

“The addition of this outstanding group of lawyers to our Lansing office will expand our capabilities in serving clients doing business in the region and the state, as well as providing services to clients across the country,” said Charles Lawler, Member in Charge of Clark Hill’s Lansing office. “Ted, Dominic, and Kevin are well known in Lansing and throughout Michigan, and we are delighted that they are joining us.”

“Ted, Dominic, and Kevin are outstanding additions to our national Real Estate team and the firm,” said James Cameron, Co-Leader of Clark Hill’s Real Estate Practice. “The team adds additional depth in the area of affordable housing finance and development, an area that is of particular interest to our clients.”

Rozeboom noted, “I look forward to working together with the Clark Hill real estate team on issues including housing financing and development.  Clark Hill has a strong presence in Michigan and is well known across the country for its impressive real estate practice.”

Ted Rozeboom’s practice is focused on housing finance with an emphasis on low-income housing tax credits, on both the state and federal government level. His practice encompasses affordable housing developments, historic preservation, federal and state historic tax credits, community development, and real estate tax exemption. Prior to entering private practice law, Rozeboom served for more than 20 years with various state and federal agencies and committees, including the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the U. S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

Rozeboom earned his J.D. from George Mason University – Antonin Scalia Law School and his B.A. from Calvin College. He is a frequent speaker at trade association meetings on affordable housing, community development, and tax credit issues. Rozeboom is involved with various community organizations, including serving as president of the Calvin College Alumni Association, as president of the Michigan Magnet Fund, and as a member of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, and the Greater Lansing Potters’ Guild. He is a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Taxation.

Dominic Rios’ practice is focused on affordable housing, tax law, and business and corporate law. He has represented syndicators, lenders, and developers in all aspects of affordable housing transactions utilizing low-income housing tax credits pursuant to Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code. Additionally, Rios is experienced in alternative or supplemental sources of financing for affordable housing, including federal and state historic tax credits, HOME, AHP, tax-exempt bonds, and Rural Development programs, among others.

Rios earned his J.D. cum laude from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and his B.S. from the University of Michigan. He has been a presenter at conferences in Michigan on various affordable housing topics, and he regularly participates in national affordable housing conferences. He has also been appointed as the attorney Member of the Michigan Electronic Recording Commission, where he works to implement the Michigan Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act, including the goal of equipping all counties in Michigan with the ability to electronically record documents.

Kevin Roragen’s practice is focused on commercial and real estate transactions and litigation, primarily in the areas of tax credit financing and affordable housing, municipal land use regulation, manufacturing, and oil and gas exploration/development. He has represented real estate developers, municipalities, businesses, professional athletes, charitable organizations, and individuals.

Roragen earned his J.D. at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, where he was an associate editor of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review and his B.A. at Michigan State University with honors. He has been a guest lecturer at Michigan State University College of Law as well as the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and is a frequent speaker at conferences, and business and client events.

Committed to supporting the Lansing region, Roragen is the former Assistant City Attorney for Grand Ledge, Michigan, is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and is on the Board of Directors for the Lansing YMCA.

Amia Banks’ practice is focused on estate planning, corporate law, and regulatory matters.  She earned her J.D. magna cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she was the Symposium Editor of the WMU Cooley Law Review and a member of the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court team. Banks earned her B.A. at the University of Michigan.

Clifford Cooper II’s practice is focused on affordable housing and intellectual property matters. He earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law where he was the Executive Editor of the Michigan State International Law Review.  He earned a B.S. at Hope College and an M.H.Sc. at Grand Valley State University.

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