Michael Peterman has more than 30 years of experience as a finance and real estate attorney. He focuses his practice on real estate and commercial loan originations, real estate sales and acquisitions, and commercial leasing.
He represents national and regional financial institutions in all areas of commercial lending with an emphasis on bi-lateral and syndicated real estate and construction originations and workouts, commercial and industrial asset-based loans, and international financing. In his real estate practice, Mr. Peterman represents large corporate clients in connection with the management of national real estate portfolios, including site acquisitions and dispositions and commercial leases for retail, office, and industrial properties.
Before joining Bodman, Mr. Peterman was a principal and banking practice leader for a national law firm based in Detroit.
He is listed in Chambers USA 2023 under Real Estate, in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 under Real Estate Law and Banking and Finance Law, and has been honored by DBusiness magazine as a 2021 “Top Lawyer” in Real Estate Law. He is AV-Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Peterman is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Real Property Law and Business Law sections). He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.
Honors, Awards, and Recognition
- Chambers USA 2023, Real Estate
- The Best Lawyers in America® 2013-2024, Real Estate Law and Banking and Finance Law
- The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 Detroit “Lawyer of the Year”, Banking and Finance Law
- DBusiness Magazine “Top Lawyers” 2010, 2015-2016, 2020-2021, and 2024 Finance, Real Estate, and Banking Law
- Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing
- State Bar of Michigan
- Real Property Law Section
- Business Law Section
- 11/15/202377 Bodman Attorneys Included in DBusiness Top Lawyers 2024
- 08/17/202370 Bodman PLC Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2024
- 06/29/2023Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Bodman as One of Michigan’s Top Business Law Firms
- 09/01/2022Michael Peterman Named Detroit Lawyer of the Year for Banking and Finance Law
- 08/23/202270 Bodman PLC Attorneys Listed In The Best Lawyers in America 2023
- University of Detroit Mercy Law School, J.D.
- University of Michigan, B.A.
- State Bar of Michigan