Jared A. Roberts is the Chair of the firm's Real Estate practice group. For nearly twenty years, Jared has concentrated his practice on civil litigation and dispute resolution, from out-of-court settlement and negotiation through trials and appeals on all levels. These disputes often concern commercial transactions, contracts, real property law, disputes between property owners and governments (including property tax appeals), professional licensing defense and intellectual property. His clients include individual professionals, entrepreneurs and entities of all sorts, some of Michigan's leading real estate brokerages, commercial and residential property owners, software firms and programmers, a parts designer and manufacturer, a building trades association, a television production company, and many others.
Jared also handles transactional work including real property transactions, leasing and related transactions, intellectual property transfers and licensing, trademark and copyright registration, maintenance and overall branding, and he provides general business and legal governance counseling to a variety of firms and individuals.
Jared's transactional work and representation of property owners is also informed by his ownership of a growing portfolio of Downtown Lansing rental apartments and multi-family buildings. His litigation work is informed by his many years as an Adjunct Professor at the Michigan State College of Law, where he taught research and writing for twelve years, and remedies for three years. He attributes his creativity and courtroom poise in part to many years spent as a professional pianist and keyboard player prior to concentrating on legal pursuits.
Other Professional Experience
- Adjunct Professor - Michigan State University College of Law (2002 - Present)
- Partner - McClelland & Anderson, LLP (2002 - 2018 (partner in 2006))
- Associate Attorney, Law Clerk - Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting, PC (1998 - 2002)
- Intern/Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich (1998-1999)