Joseph W. Lash


Assistant - Laura Perkett -

Joe is a Shareholder in the Firm.  He concentrates his practice on business law and commercial real estate.  He represents a wide variety of clients, such as entrepreneurs, real estate developers, manufacturers, physicians, dentists, physical therapists, banks, landlords and tenants, in all aspects of their business.  This includes assisting clients with the formation of business entities; negotiation of leases (shopping center, industrial, office, etc.); syndication of investment opportunities; negotiation of loan documents; and purchase and sale of businesses, land and buildings.

Joe is known as a “deal maker,” who uses his experience and expertise to help his clients achieve their goals in an efficient manner.


Memberships/ Associations

  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Note, "Wisconsin v. Mitchell & R.A.V. v. St. Paul: Developing a Constitutional Test for Ethnic Intimidation Laws" 40:4 Wayne Law Review 1653 (1994)
  • Article, "What Do Those ©®TMSM Symbols Mean Anyway?" 8 Laches 372 (1997)
  • Article, "Beware of the Homestead Trap!" 8 Laches 418 (2000)
  • Assistant Editor of Wayne Law Review, 1993-94
  • Chairman, Oakland County Bar Association Real Estate Committee, 2001-02
Civic / Community
  • Member, Board of Directors for the Fresh Air Society, 2009-Present
  • Chairman, Property Committee, Fresh Air Society, 2010-11
  • Treasurer, Fresh Air Society, 2011-13
  • Vice President, Fresh Air Society, 2013-14
  • Chairman, Farber Farm Task Force, Fresh Air Society 2015-2017
  • First Vice President, Fresh Air Society, 2017-Present
  • Educator, Junior Achievement Program at Burton Elementary School
  • Member, Executive Walk Team, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Oakland County, 2008 & 2009
  • Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star® 2008
  • Presidents Award, Tamarack Camps, 2011
Speaking Engagements
  • "Selected Key Elements of a Dirt Deal: Purchase and Sale Agreements", Real Property Law Section - State Bar of Michigan Summer Conference July 2016 July 1, 2016
  • "Anatomy of the Shopping Center Lease Economics", ICSC Michigan Continuing Education Program for Real Estate Professionals February 2016 February 1, 2016
  • “Everything You Ever Really Wanted to Know About Title and Survey, But Were Afraid to Ask”, Real Property Law Academy 1, Real Property Law Section - State Bar of Michigan, October 2017
  • Joseph Lash recently presented “Everything You Always to Know About Reviewing Title and Survey, But Were Afraid to Ask” at the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Academy I in Grand Rapids, Michigan (December 28, 2017). Read more.
  • Joseph W. Lash Receives Fresh Air Society President's Award (August 7, 2011). Read more.