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Profile - Richard “Rick” Rankin

Richard “Rick” Rankin brings over forty years of real estate expertise in Eastern and Western Michigan to the firm. Rick specializes in land and building development, real estate management, municipal bonding, economic development, planning and zoning and as a liaison for his clients with HUD and other government agencies.


  • University of Michigan (J.D., 1965)

Professional Activities/Memberships

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • Real Property Law Section of Michigan State Bar Association
  • Business Law Section of Michigan State Bar Association
  • National Association of Securities Dealers – Certified Arbitrator (FINRA)
  • Member Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section of the Grand Rapids & State
    Bar of Michigan


  • 1965 – 1966 Law Clerk for Honorable Donald E. Holbrook, Sr., Judge Michigan
    Court of Appeals
  • 1966 – 1971 Corporate Counsel for the Wickes Corporation
  • 1971 – 1975 Partner in law firm of McShane & Bowie, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 1975 – 1993 Senior Partner in law firm of Clary, Nantz, Wood, Hoffius, Rankin & Cooper, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 1994 – 2003 Vice President/General Counsel, Hughes Plastics & Hughes Management Inc.
  • 2003 – Present Member Fisher & Dickinson, PC

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