Paula C.R. Spicer is an attorney with Fraser Trebilcock with expertise in complex real estate and commercial transactions; property tax appeals, health care facility formation and business operations; structure of high-complexity laboratory facilities; multi-family affordable housing financing through HUD (Housing and Urban Development); family law; juvenile justice law; mental health law; neurological disorders; specialized "state of mind" defenses in criminal law; business law; and zoning laws.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Spicer had 13 years of experience in the private practice of law. Additionally, she served as Chief of Litigation for the Road Commission for Oakland County; Deputy General Counsel to Florida Housing Finance Corporation; Attorney to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA); Assistant Attorney General; and Chief Legal Counsel to the Michigan House Judiciary Committee.
Ms. Spicer previously worked as the Executive Director of a federally and state licensed opioid recovery medical clinic in Lansing. In her leadership capacity, she partnered with the statewide treatment providers to improve funding and access to treatment. She testified at hearings for the successful changes to Michigan’s Licensing & Regulatory Rules relating to compliance mandates and expanded treatment options at opioid medical treatment centers throughout Michigan.
Outside of work, Ms. Spicer enjoys family, art, chess tournaments, home renovations with her husband, and helping those less fortunate through advocacy organizations.