Douglas J. Fryer is a member in Dykema’s Litigation Department and practices in the Firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. Mr. Fryer represents clients in a wide range of complex business, commercial and real estate litigation matters, including contract and commercial lease disputes, construction disputes, adverse possession, easement and other real estate disputes, and condemnation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants at the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts, as well as arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He also has experience in administrative proceedings before the Michigan Tax Tribunal and the Michigan Public Service Commission. His clients range from small closely held companies to Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Fryer has extensive experience with eminent domain law, representing electric transmission companies in the acquisition of property interests necessary for the construction, operation and maintenance of new transmission facilities. He also assists clients in the planning and siting of new transmission infrastructure, including both administrative and state-court litigation.
Mr. Fryer also focuses his practice on real and personal property tax appeals, representing both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. His experience includes commercial, industrial, and recreational real property appeals, as well as industrial personal property appeals.
University of Detroit Mercy, J.D., summa cum laude
- Law Review, Editor
Areas of Practice
- Construction Law
- Eminent Domain and Condemnation
- Property Tax Appeals
- Oakland County Bar Association
- Douglas Fryer |February 2021
Still Time to Appeal: Executive Order and Bills Aim to Extend Property Tax Assessment Appeal Dates in Michigan and Provide Additional Tax Relief in IllinoisBy Douglas Fryer |May 2020
Dykema Real Estate and Tax Alert: 2020 Tax Appeal Season Is Upon Us, and Deadlines Are Quickly ApproachingBy Douglas Fryer |May 2020
- University of Detroit Mercy Law Review "Bearing the Burden of Strict Scrutiny in the Wake of Simon & Schuster, Inc. v. Members of the New York State Crime Victims Board: A Constitutional Analysis of Michigan's 'Son of Sam' Law"
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