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Gregory K. Need

Gregory K. Need

Phone: (248) 540-7400
Fax: (248) 540-7401

Practice Areas:

Business Formation & Transactions
Business Litigation
Condominium and Homeowners Associations
Estate Planning
Land Use & Zoning
Municipal Law
Probate Litigation
Property Tax Appeal
Real Estate Litigation


The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan - J.D.
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan - B.A.
Honors: With Distinction

Bar Membership

United States District Court
United States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Alumni Associations

University of Michigan
Wayne State University

Speaking Engagements

Adjunct Professor, Zoning and Land Use Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, June 1, 2008 - Present
Land Use and Development, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2003 - 2004
Land Use and Development, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2007 - 2009
Conditional Rezoning, Michigan Association of Planning, 2005
Legal Foundations of Planning and Zoning, Michigan State University Citizen Planner Program, 2004 - 2007
Numerous Seminars on Zoning and Municipal Law, National Business Institute and Lorman, 2000 - Present


Peer-Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers since 2008
Named as one of DBusiness Magazine's Top Lawyers for 2018
Certificate Recipient: Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Probate and Estate Planning

Professional Awards/Honors

Community Activities

United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) - Past Legal Counsel, Past Member, National Executive Committee
President, Deer Lake Farms Homeowners Association (2003-present)
Past member-Oakland County Republican Executive Committee, and Ninth Congressional District executive Committee.
Past chairman (three terms); Oakland County Bar Association Municipal Law Committee
Vice-President of the Clarkston Community School Board of Education


Michigan Zoning, Planning and Land Use, (Contributing Editor and Co-Author), Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2008
Freedom of Information Act, Laches, June, 2006
Appearing Before the Municipal Board, Laches, November, 1996
Law of Nonconforming Uses, Laches, October, 2001
Nuts and Bolts of Zoning, Laches, November, 1999
Design Standards, The Michigan Planner, 1992
Quarterly Update on Federal Decisions of Interest, Public Corporation Law Quarterly, 1992 - 2001