Welcome to The Land Lawyer
Strauss & Strauss, PLLC


Gary David Strauss focuses on legal issues involving real estate on behalf of both private citizens and governmental entities. Mr. Strauss focuses on the following areas:

Land Use Law: Governmental regulations, case law and private agreements often impose limitations on how property can be used. When issues arise which require representation before local and state regulatory agencies with regard to property development or the effect of restrictions imposed by documents in the chain of title, Mr. Strauss articulates effective solutions. He is well versed in current case law involving easements, claims of adverse possessions, boundaries and drainage issues.

Litigation: When voluntary solutions cannot be achieved and it is necessary to have a dispute resolved in a court of law, Mr. Strauss provides effective and aggressive representation designed to efficiently meet the client's needs.

Eminent Domain (Condemnation Law): When the government acquires private property for a public use or engages in conduct that results in a taking of property rights, Mr. Strauss has extensive experience representing both governmental agencies and citizens. Eminent Domain is a highly specialized area of law that requires expertise in numerous idiosyncratic laws and practices.

Real Estate Transactions: Whether you are involved in the sale or purchase of a private residence, vacation home or commercial property, Mr. Strauss provides expertise in negotiating, drafting, and reviewing contracts and agreements.

Foreclosure Defense: As Michigan citizens continue to face the prospect of foreclosure or a mortgage that is deep underwater, it is important to take a proactive approach by defining your objectives, exploring viable options and executing a plan. If you are struggling with making mortgage payments, it is not necessary to wait until the foreclosure process begins before you take action. Mr. Strauss can assist you in choosing the most favorable course of action.

Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA): RLUIPA is a federal law which prohibits local zoning authorities from using land use regulations to limit or restrict a religious institution's use or development of property. If you believe that the government has improperly interfered with plans to construct, relocate or expand your church, synagogue, mosque or other religious institution, contact Strauss & Strauss for a consultation
  • Practice & experience

    Gary David Strauss graduated, Magna Cum Laude from the Detroit College of Law (now known as Michigan State University College of Law). While at the Detroit College of Law, among numerous distinctions, he was a member and published author of Detroit College of Law Review and International Law Review, a Research, Writing & Advocacy Teaching Assistant and recipient of the Detroit College of Law Faculty Scholar Award. More...
  • Contact Us

    Strauss & Strauss, PLLC
    306 S Washington Ave, Ste 220
    Royal Oak, MI 48067
    (248) 584-0100
    (248) 584-0101 (f)
    (248) 709-1689 (m)