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Avery Williams is a founding member and the handling companion of Detroit-based Williams Acosta, PLLC a various commercial enterprise regulation company. Mr. Williams is a 1979 magna cum laude graduate of Michigan State University and a 1982 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.

Mr. Williams concentrates his exercise in industrial and wellknown business litigation, environmental law and litigation, and eminent domain regulation. A nationally identified expert, Avery Williams has set up himself as one of the usa’s pinnacle litigators inside the region of eminent domain. He has successfully represented the City of Detroit, the Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority and several massive national companies in numerous eminent area-associated instances.

Mr. Williams has supplied condemnation and land acquisition information on some of the capital upgrades projects to public infrastructure to growth the City of Detroit’s monetary increase and redevelopment. The dual stadia assignment – Comerica Park and Ford Field; Detroit Riverwalk a 1.35-mile greenway, features a 20-foot-huge paved pathway, which includes separate lanes for pedestrian and bicycle site visitors; and the Waterfront Reclamation and Casino Development Project, which delivered casinos to Detroit, are just a few of the major tasks he has represented the City as lead recommend.

Mr. Williams has taken his know-how to the neighborhoods in network growth and development. The NDC applied a residential undertaking on the southeast aspect of Detroit usually called Jefferson Village. He supplied NDC with the enjoy and expertise necessary in land acquisition, actual estate regulation and environmental session to deliver this community redevelopment imaginative and prescient to fruition. This venture would include obtaining 40 acres of property, moving residents, demolition, web site training and rehabilitation of public infrastructure. Also, the revival of Brush Park that is a small however historically tremendous community would become a vibrant energetic community again due to Mr. Williams’ understanding. These neighborhoods are sprouting newly advanced houses and undergoing restorations of historic Gilded Age Victorian fashion homes and luring new citizens.

Mr. Williams has been lead suggest within the representation of the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD) and at the vanguard of the branch’s efforts, successes and accomplishments inside the environmental arena related to the reduction of water pollutants in Southeastern Michigan. He has also actively participated in rewriting the Department’s pretreatment program and the City’s Wastewater Discharge Ordinance (No. 34-ninety six). The pretreatment program is now functioning from positions of power and path instead of reaction and stagnation. Mr. Williams’ practice has involved precise revel in underneath the Federal Clean Water Act, CERCLA, MERA and the Michigan Uniform Condemnation Procedures Act.

Mr. Williams has also represented numerous municipalities, along with the City of Detroit, the City of Pontiac, and the City of Inkster, on diverse condemnation, litigation, environmental and brownfields topics that allows you to reduce water pollutants and improve the environment in southeast Michigan. On an ongoing foundation, he offers advice on plenty of important environmental troubles dealing with DWSD, below the Clean Water Act and other legal guidelines, such as exempting the City Airport and other facilities within the City from the new stormwater guidelines. These problems involve probably multi-million dollar financial savings to the City.

Mr. Williams represents MGM Grand Detroit, LLC on sure commercial and personal damage defense matters. He has additionally served as litigation recommend to PNC Bank, NA on sure real estate and business litigation topics. Mr. Williams has represented the Detroit Towers Condominium Association, Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Comerica Bank, Columbia Housing, Detroit Chasis, LLC as well as a various organization of personal and public organizations on fashionable enterprise litigation subjects.

Mr. Williams additionally advises other customers on environmental troubles, including ITC Holdings, Corp., Mercer Forge Corporation, Chemical Waste Management, Waste Management of Michigan, Inc., the McKinley Foundation, Macedonia Baptist Church, and Gelman Sciences, Inc. He has also represented UNENCO, the country’s biggest producer of energy conservation system.

Mr. Williams is also a frequent writer and speaker on development, eminent area, commercial enterprise regulation and litigation topics.
Williams Acosta, PLLC

Practise Areas

  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Condemnation Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
Law Firm Position


Admission Info

Admitted in 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
1982, Michigan

Payment Type

Fixed hourly quotes
Fixed expenses to be had
Minority Owned

Start at the Faculty of Law
University of Michigan

Class of 1982

University Attended

Michigan State University
Class of 1979
magna cum laude

Birth Date and City

Born in 1957
Cleveland, Mississippi, February 6, 1957

Associations & Memberships
Detroit, Oakland County, Wolverine and American Bar Associations
State Bar of Michigan.
Bar Fellowship
Michigan State Bar Foundation.
Representative Cases
Detroit v. Detroit Plaza Ltd. Partner lawyership, 730 N.W.2d 523 (Mich.App. 2006)
County of Wayne v. Hathcock, 684 N.W.2d 765 (Mich 2004)
Alibri v. Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority, 658 N.W.2d 167 (Mich.App. 2002)
Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority v. 7631 Lewiston, Inc., 601 N.W.second 879 (Mich.App. 1999)
U.S. v. City of Detroit, Mich., 963 F.Supp. 613 (E.D. Mich. 1996)
U.S. v. City of Detroit, Mich., 940 F.Supp. 1097 (E.D. Mich 1996)
Charter Tp. of Oshtemo v. American Cyanamid Co., 898 F.Supp. 506 (W.D. Mich 1995)
City of Detroit v. Melrose Linen Services, Inc., 1995 WL 871147 (E.D. Mich 1995)
Detroit Edison Co. v. City of Detroit, 527 N.W.2d 9 (Mich.App. 1994)
City of Detroit v. Kallow Corp., 489 N.W.2nd 500 (Mich.App. 1992)
Metal-Cote, Inc. v. City of Detroit, 789 F.Supp. 235 (E.D. Mich 1992).

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The Buhl Building535 Griswold Street, Suite a thousand
Detroit, MI  48226-3692

Avery K. Williams

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Detroit, MI  48226-3692

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  • Monday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday By appointment
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