Riparian Rights

The State of Michigan has the good fortune of providing access to innumerable water resources, including the Great Lakes, inland lakes, rivers, streams, and other bodies of water.

With this good fortune, however, comes the potential for a number of legal issues involved with ownership of riparian land (i.e., land touching a natural body of water). Mika Meyers can help.

Mika Meyers attorneys are experts in the law of riparian rights. We are a multi-service law firm that can assist you with your riparian rights issues in a variety of ways:

  • Riparian Litigation. We have extensive and broad-based experience protecting and defending the rights of riparians in the Michigan courts, especially with regard to water access issues, including access easements, road ends, prescriptive easements, outlets, parks and similar features.
  • Real Estate Transactions. We have an experienced team of real estate attorneys who are well-versed in the special issues to be considered when buying or selling riparian property. Whether you are buying or selling, we can ensure that the transaction is completed in manner that meets your objectives.
  • Estate Planning. Riparian property owners have special issues to consider in generational planning. We have a successful team of estate planning attorneys who can assist you with these issues and other issues that might arise when dealing with riparian property.
  • Municipal Regulation. The lawyers in our municipal law practice group have extensive experience dealing with ordinances that regulate lake access and riparian rights.

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