Gregory K. Need

Phone: (248) 540-7400

Fax: (248) 540-7401


Practice Areas: 

Business Formation & Transactions

Business Litigation

Condominium and Homeowners Associations

Estate Planning

Land Use & Zoning

Municipal Law

Probate Litigation

Property Tax Appeal

Real Estate Litigation


The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan - J.D.

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan - B.A.

Honors: With Distinction

Bar Membership


United States District Court

United States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Alumni Associations

University of Michigan
Wayne State University

Speaking Engagements

Adjunct Professor, Zoning and Land Use Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, June 1, 2008 - Present

Land Use and Development, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2003 - 2004

Land Use and Development, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2007 - 2009

Conditional Rezoning, Michigan Association of Planning, 2005

Legal Foundations of Planning and Zoning, Michigan State University Citizen Planner Program, 2004 - 2007

Numerous Seminars on Zoning and Municipal Law, National Business Institute and Lorman, 2000 - Present


Peer-Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers since 2008

Named as one of DBusiness Magazine's Top Lawyers for 2018 

Certificate Recipient: Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Probate and Estate Planning

Professional Awards/Honors

Community Activities

United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) - Past Legal Counsel, Past Member, National Executive Committee

President, Deer Lake Farms Homeowners Association (2003-present)

Past member-Oakland County Republican Executive Committee, and Ninth Congressional District executive Committee.

Past chairman (three terms); Oakland County Bar Association Municipal Law Committee

Vice-President of the Clarkston Community School Board of Education


Michigan Zoning, Planning and Land Use, (Contributing Editor and Co-Author), Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2008

Freedom of Information Act, Laches, June, 2006

Appearing Before the Municipal Board, Laches, November, 1996

Law of Nonconforming Uses, Laches, October, 2001

Nuts and Bolts of Zoning, Laches, November, 1999

Design Standards, The Michigan Planner, 1992

Quarterly Update on Federal Decisions of Interest, Public Corporation Law Quarterly, 1992 - 2001