Nick Standiford is a real estate development, local government, and litigation attorney at Schain Banks. As a local government attorney, Nick handles a variety of disputes and counsels municipal staff and elected officials. Nick also represents private developers in land-use, zoning, real estate, hospitality, and energy matters. As a litigator, he handles all aspects of litigation in state and federal court from complaint through appeal.
Nick’s legal experience includes clerkships with the Honorable Judge Paul J. Denenfeld, the Lansing prosecutor’s office, and the Federal Public Defender’s office. Nick was the Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan State International Law Review and won a national mock trial competition in law school.
Prior to joining the firm, Nick worked in real estate in Chicago as a closing manager for one of Chicago’s top brokers. In this role, Nick wrote and helped negotiate offers and counteroffers, as well as managed contract contingencies, attorney reviews, closings, and foreclosures.