Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that George D. Mercer has been named as a U.S. News Best Lawyer. He is also recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer, dbusiness Top Lawyer, Top Attorney in Michigan by the New York Times, and received an “AV” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability.

Mr. Mercer concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, banking and finance, construction, condominium development, environmental and energy law and mortgage lending. He has closed numerous commercial real estate acquisitions, sales and mortgage loans and has assisted clients in the acquisition of vacant land. He counsels clients in all phases of project development, including re-zoning, sub-dividing, financing, site condominiums, and construction.

Mr. Mercer has worked with owners, lessors and lenders managing distressed commercial properties, and managed workouts and foreclosures of operating properties. He has served as Michigan counsel for the Resolution Trust Corporation in foreclosing and reselling the landmark Pontchartrain Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Mercer also served as buyer’s counsel for the acquisition and financing of the American Center in Southfield, Michigan. He has coordinated and closed various sophisticated real estate transactions involving economic development bonds, tax abatements, taxable notes, securitized loans, master leases and ground leases.

Mr. Mercer received his BA from the University of Michigan, and his JD from Wayne State University.

Mr. Mercer is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association.

George D. Mercer