D. Scott Brinkmann Joins Butzel’s Real Estate Practice in Detroit and Troy

Courtesy of Butzel
Courtesy of Butzel

Scott Brinkmann, former director of development and special projects for the Housing and Revitalization Department for the city of Detroit, has joined Detroit law firm Butzel’s real estate practice.

Brinkmann is a shareholder and will practice in the firm’s Troy and Detroit offices.

His principal areas of practice will include all aspects of commercial real estate and real estate-related finance with an emphasis on the development, acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing of real property.

“Scott is a well-respected attorney who has the skill, experience and attention to detail to navigate a wide range of commercial real estate matters,” says Tom Kabel, Butzel’s corporate and real estate practice department chair and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. “Scott is a strong addition to the Butzel team. His expertise will complement several of our key practice areas.”

During his career with the City of Detroit, Brinkmann played a pivotal role in several transformative development projects that include Tri-Centennial State Park, now William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor; the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project; the expansion FCA US’s expansion of their Mack 1, Mack 2 and Jefferson North automotive manufacturing assembly plants; and more.

In 2016, Brinkmann was recognized as one of DBusiness magazine’s “30 in Their Thirties” for his legal work in the City of Detroit, Michigan.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his J.D. from the Wayne State University School of Law.