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Kevin J. Roragen

Senior Attorney
313 South Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933-2114
T 517.371.8119


Kevin Roragen represents clients on commercial and real estate litigation and transactional matters, primarily in the areas of real estate sales and development, zoning and municipal land use regulation, oil and gas, tax, and other commercial and business matters.

Kevin has more than 25 years’ experience representing:

  • Real estate developers
  • Housing management companies
  • Municipalities
  • Oil and gas producers
  • Dental and medical practices
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Charitable organizations and
  • Individuals in various legal matters.

Litigation Matters

Kevin represents clients in various complex litigation matters involving real estate, tax, commercial and other business and contractual matters. He regularly appears on behalf of clients at all levels of state and federal courts, and federal, state and local administrative tribunals and agencies. 

He also represents business and commercial interests in both transactional and litigation matters involving municipal development agreements, real estate development/construction disputes, zoning and planning issues, partnership disputes, property ownership/title disputes, including oil, gas and mineral rights, and rights of way/easements.

Real Estate

Kevin regularly counsels developers, syndicators, and other investors on tax and business aspects of real estate investments and projects. He drafts equity agreements and other foundational agreements related to real estate development and understands the government agencies involved at the state and federal levels.

Represents institutional, business and individual clients in various complex transactional real estate matters involving:

  • Tax credit equity investment.
  • Property acquisitions, sales and business acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing various real estate documents, partnership agreements, operating agreements, contractual agreements, and other business agreements.
  • Formation of business entities.
  • Preparation of equity agreements for institutional investors in transactions involving low-income housing tax credits and historic rehabilitation tax credits.
  • Regularly advising clients regarding tax matters and formulating tax planning strategies including, when necessary, proceedings before the Michigan Tax Tribunal and State Tax Commission.

Honors & Recognitions

ICLE Certified Civil Mediator; Court-approved Civil Mediator in numerous counties throughout Michigan

Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished Peer Rated, 2023

Best Lawyers in America® 2011-2024 (Commercial Litigation and Municipal Law)

Leading Lawyers 2017 – Present

Ingham County Bar Foundation, Fellow


Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations 

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Member 
      • Litigation Section
      • Municipal Law Section
      • Real Property Section
      • ADR Section
      • Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Member 
      • Litigation Section
      • Employment & Labor Law Section
  • Ingham County Bar Assocation
    • Member
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Western District of Michigan
    • Eastern District of Michigan

Community Affiliations

  • Lansing Symphony Orchestra
    • Board Member
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing
    • Board Member, Current President


Representative Matters

  • SunAmerica Housing Fund 1050 v. Pathway of Pontiac, Inc., 33 F. 4th 872 (6th Cir. 2022)
  • Tudor Ins. Co. v. PM Services, Inc., No. 335890, 2018 WL 3998730 (Mich. Ct. App. Aug. 21, 2018)
  • Koets v. American Legion, Department of Michigan, No. 333347, 2017 WL 3397404 (Mich. Ct. App. Aug. 8, 2017)
  • WNC Housing LP v. Shelborne Development Co. LLC, 889 N.W.2d 485 (Mich. 2017)
  • Omimex Energy, Inc. v. Blohm, No.09-1158, 2010 WL 1531320 (6th Cir. April 16, 2010)
  • In Re Petition by Wayne County Treasurer, 478 Mich 1 (2007) (amicus brief)
  • Wayne County Treasurer v. Westhaven Manor LDHA LP, 265 Mich App 285 (2005)
  • Milan Township v. Jaworski, No. 240444, (Mich. Ct. App. Dec. 4, 2003)

News & Events



Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., Magna cum laude, 1997

Michigan State University, B.A. with Honors in Economics, 1988

Bar and Court Admissions


U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

U.S. Tax Court