RIPARIAN & REAL ESTATE

waterfront living in michigan

If you own property on one of Michigan’s many lakes, rivers or streams, you have most likely experienced the tremendous advantages to owning waterfront property…swimming, boating, fishing, and enjoying a cup of coffee on the dock. You have probably also realized that you can get a lot more than just peaceful waterfront views with your property. Riparian property can give rise to disputes over ownership, shared usage, access or easement rights, placement of docks, piers and boat lifts, and other issues.

we know water law

BSM attorneys have over 30 years of experience representing riparian property owners around the State of Michigan. Our services include:

  • Advice regarding riparian/waterfront rights and obligations
  • Special assessments
  • Waterfront litigation
  • Access issues
  • Easements
  • Zoning issues
  • Dock disputes
  • Road end problems
  • Deed restrictions
  • Buying and selling waterfront properties
  • Boundary disputes
  • Lake associations

> See our published works on riparian rights and water law