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Butzel attorney Thomas A. Kabel elected to firm’s Board of Directors

April 1, 2022
TROY, Mich. – Attorney and shareholder Thomas A. Kabel has been elected to Butzel’s Board of Directors. He also is Butzel’s Corporate/ Real Estate Practice Department Chair.

“Tom’s leadership skills and experience and analytical abilities will further strengthen our Board,” said Justin G. Klimko, President and CEO, Butzel. “His election reflects the continued emergence of our next generation of leadership.”

Based in the firm’s Troy office, Kabel concentrates his practice in the area of commercial real estate and real estate-related finance. He has been involved in all facets of acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing and development of real property throughout his career.

Kabel’s real estate practice spans a wide range of diverse areas and clients, representing developers, automotive companies, colleges and universities in all aspects of their real estate needs. He also has extensive experience representing commercial lenders in conventional financing and has served as bank and bond counsel on numerous industrial revenue and other tax-exempt financings.

He also is certified by the Small Business Administration to close SBA loans under the SBA’s 504 loan program. Currently, Kabel is Chair-Elect of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and is a former Chair of the Section’s CLE Committee. He is the author of Equitable Subrogation: Why the Refinance Lender’s Security Interest May Not be as Secure as it Thinks (Michigan Real Property Review) and has participated as a speaker and/or author in numerous seminars and other continuing legal education programs over the years. Kabel is a member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Kabel is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1999), where he was Senior Articles Editor of the Wayne Law Review, and Grand Valley State University (B.S. 1995).

About Butzel

Butzel is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Troy, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting or follow Butzel on Twitter: