Jessica Hallmark joined the law firm of Adkison, Need, Allen, & Rentrop, PLLC in April of 2017 as part of its liquor license practice group. Ms. Hallmark specializes in commercial real estate and business transactions. She assists clients in the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate and business assets; the review and drafting of commercial leases and the resolution of lease disputes; the formation of business entities; the conveyance of ownership interests in business entities; and the consummation of entity mergers, splits and dissolutions. Ms. Hallmark’s experience also includes drafting condominium documents and representing the borrower in HUD and Fannie Mae-insured mortgage loan transactions.
Prior to joining Adkison, Need, Allen, & Rentrop, Ms. Hallmark spent seven years at a Birmingham-based boutique law firm specializing in commercial real estate and business law and served as a clerk to Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Wendy Potts and as an aide to U.S. Congressman Joe Knollenberg. She earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School. She is a recipient of the Detroit City Council Spirit of Detroit award and an active member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Section, CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Detroit and the Oakland County Bar Association.
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 2008 – J.D.
University of Michigan, 2001 – B.A.
State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section Continuing Education Committee
CREW Detroit Professional Development Committee
Urban Land Institute Larson Center for Leadership, Class of 2014-15