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Stacey L. Knowles

Business, Real Estate, and Construction Law Attorney 

Danielle Mier, Paralegal

Stacey Knowles practices as a real estate, construction, and business lawyer. She came to Hilger Hammond with years of experience working for a title company and managing the real estate portfolio of a large insurance company. She has experience in corporate and commercial real estate transactions, including commercial leases, sales and purchases, easements, and financing documents.

She drafts, negotiates, and finalizes asset and real estate purchase and sale agreements, ancillary documents, commercial lease agreements, employment agreements, and contractor agreements.

Stacey is dedicated to her clients and maintains a healthy work-life balance. Outside of work, you can find Stacey traveling and boating with her family or supporting her kids in travel hockey and dance. 



    Central Michigan University

    Bachelor of Arts

    Mount Pleasant, MI


    Western Michigan University

    Cooley Law School

    J.D., cum laude

    Grand Rapids, MI



    Bar Admissions

    • Michigan


    • Grand Rapids Bar Association
    • Real Property Law Section, SBA
    • Commercial Alliance of Realtors
    • CREW West Michigan
    • Maple Beach Yacht Club, Board President
      • Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Resource Editor
      • Case Studies, Current Legal Issues and changes to the CARWM forms, co-presenter, Commercial Alliance of REALTORS, West Michigan Summit, September 2023
      • Legal Update, Commercial Alliance of REALTORS, Grand Rapids, October 2023

      Recent publications from the Hilger Hammond Blog:

      Federal Trade Commission Issues Ban on Employee Noncompete Agreements

      On April 23, 2024, the FTC banned employer noncompete agreements with limited exceptions. Learn more about its business impact here.

      Michigan Overturns Open & Obvious Law

      New changes to the Michigan Open & Obvious Law leave Michigan property owners open to more liability lawsuits. Learn more about the comparative fault doctrine and how to protect your business.

      Ron Reynolds Presents on Water Law Principles at Real Property Law Section Conference

      Ron Reynolds was joined by Judy Dworkin, a Phoenix-based attorney with expertise on Arizona water law, to discuss and contrast Michigan and Arizona water law principles. The discussion included rights attaching to both surface water and groundwater, as well as the impact and significance of multi-jurisdictional agreements contained in the Colorado River Compact and the Great Lakes Compact.

      14 Tips on Using Arbitration to Resolve Legal Disputes

      Using arbitration can offer parties a speedy and economic resolution to their disputes. Here are 14 best-practice arbitration tips developed from 40 years of both litigator and arbitrator experience.

      Driver v Bordeaux: Michigan Builder’s Trust Fund Act Legal Case

      Learn about how the Michigan Builder’s Trust Fund Act influenced the ruling in the recent Driver v. Bordeaux legal case.

      Restored Personal Residence Exemption in Wilson v Grand Rapids

      Learn how Hilger Hammond helped win a case restoring a homeowner’s personal residence exemption (PRE) from real property taxes.

      2024 FTC Update Would Ban Non-Compete Agreements

      Learn about the upcoming 2024 FTC Non-Compete Ruling including: basics of non-competes, legalities and how it could affect your business.

      Hilger Hammond Law Firm Celebrating 15 Year Anniversary!

      15 years ago an idea was solidified to start a new law firm committed to providing the highest level of legal services to its clients.

      Attorney Jill Miller Promoted to Hilger Hammond Shareholder

      Hilger Hammond Attorneys at Law Announce Jill K. Miller’s Promotion to Firm Shareholder Miller Enhances Firm’s Expertise in Business and Real...

      What is Eminent Domain?

      Eminent Domain: What you need to know when the government targets your property for acquisition.  What is Eminent Domain? Eminent Domain, also known...

      Top 6 Causes of Construction Disputes and How They are Resolved

      Last year, the cost of construction disputes totaled $42.8 million! This article explains their common causes and the best practices for construction dispute resolution.