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John M. Nader

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John M. Nader joined the Allen Brothers PLLC as Special Counsel after having served as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Officer of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), a Canadian Federal Crown Corporation charged with construction of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge between Michigan and Canada under a P3 model, currently the largest infrastructure project in North America. Mr. Nader is an accomplished international lawyer with over thirty-one years of experience and a proven track record as a municipal and corporate lawyer, In House Counsel and private practitioner. He is a skilled negotiator of complex contracts, large scale real property development transactions and litigation settlements, with demonstrated expertise in diverse types of law.

John focuses his practice on commercial litigation, real property law, contracts and government regulation matters including zoning, medical and adult-use marijuana issues, and State and Federal appellate work.

Prior to the WDBA, for nearly fifteen years, John served as Senior Assistant Corporation Counsel at the City of Detroit Law Department in the Real Property and Commercial Section. Prior to that, he served as In-House Counsel for a mid-sized real estate holdings corporation. John possesses a deep well of legal experience and knowledge including municipal, administrative, real property, contracts, leasing, procurement, Privacy Acts and Freedom of Information Act, zoning, condemnation, landlord-tenant, Historic Districts, corporate law, commercial and residential development, financing and transactional work, consumer law, appellate law and health care law, with an extensive litigation background. John was called to the State Bar of Michigan in 1988 and the Law Society of Ontario in 2006. In Ontario, while in private practice, John handled health care matters including physician Federal and Provincial regulatory compliance, contracts between physician groups and area hospitals, contracts between physician partners and associates, real property matters including leases, as well as contract law, general civil matters and personal injury cases

Detroit College of Law At Michigan State University, Juris Doctorate
Federation Of Law Societies National Committee On Accreditation, Ottawa, Ontario Canada-LL.B.
Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts in Justice, Morality and Constitutional Democracy, James Madison College

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Ontario Canada

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Real Property Law & Litigation
Municipal & Governmental Law
Corporate Law
Canadian Procurement Law
Canadian Real Property Law and Litigation
Canadian Contract Law
Canadian Health Care Law

Professional Groups, Activities and Certificates
Served at Master level at Detroit Bar Association Inn of The Court , 2018-Present
Committee Member, State Bar of Michigan Client Protection Fund Committee, 2002-2015
Chair, State Bar of Michigan Client Protection Fund Committee, 2012-2015
Level-II (Secret) Security Clearance Certificate, Government of Canada, valid through 2025
Member, State Bar of Michigan, 1988-Present
Member, Detroit Bar Association
Member, Law Society Of Ontario (Ontario Barrister and Solicitor), 2006-Present
Member, Canadian/Ontario Bar Association
Member, Essex Law Association, Ontario Canada

John also holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.