Professional - Aileen Leipprandt

Aileen practices in the areas of commercial and real estate litigation and construction law. She has represented a variety of clients in these areas, including developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, owners, sureties, manufacturers, governmental agencies, insurers, and suppliers. For the past 20 years, she has been a lecturer and author on many topics involving contract and construction law including Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bidding on Public Works, Public Works Act, MIOSHA Compliance, the Michigan Construction Lien Act, and the Builders Trust Fund Act. Aileen assists clients with transactional and litigation needs, including contract review, preparation, negotiation, and pre-suit claims evaluation and facilitation.



Construction Law
Contract Preparation and Review
Commercial and Real Estate Litigation

Alma College (B.A., Business/History, magna cum laude
Indiana University (J.D)



Women in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2017
Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation and Construction Law by, 2016-present
2015 Lawyer of the Year in Construction in Grand Rapids, by USA Today Best Lawyers
Approved Panelist, Kent County Case Evaluation Panel
Leader in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2013
Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
Recipient, ABA Forum on Construction Women & Minority Fellowship, 2012
“Best Lawyers In America®” 2012-present in the field of Construction Law 
AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell 2003 - Present; named Preeminent Lawyer, 2012 to present
Super Lawyer 2010 - 2013, 2016
Participant, Institute for Healing Racism, Diversity Learning Center, 2010
Participant, Executive Leadership Program, Inforum Center for Leadership, 2009-2010
Graduate, Leadership Grand Rapids, 2008


State Bar of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western District of Michigan


Associated Builders and Contractors, Western Michigan Chapter: Board Chair, 2007-2008, Board of Directors, 2004-2008
Associated General Contractors of Michigan, Legal Advisory Committee
American Subcontractors Association of West Michigan, Western Michigan Chapter - Committees: Legislative Committee, 2012
U.S. Green Building Council, Western Michigan Chapter; Program Committee, 2013
Home and Building Association of Greater Grand Rapids, Committees: Contract Review Task Force, 2013; Ethics and Complaint, 1999-2005; Education Task Force, 1998-1999; Community Service, 1999-2001
Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association 
National Association of Women in Construction, Board of Directors, 2001-2003, 2011-2012; Vice President, 2012; Community Giving Committee, 1999-2005
Grand Rapids Public Schools, Academy for Design & Construction, Mentor, 2011-Present; Advisory Council 2011-Present 
Construction Financial Management Association, Board of Directors, 2014 



American Bar Association, Sections: Construction Industry Forum, Division 5 Contract Negotiation, Division 7 Insurance Surety & Liens, Commercial/Business Litigation
State Bar of Michigan, Sections: Real Property, Litigation, Commercial Real Estate Development and Ownership Committee 
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Treasurer and Board of Directors, Young Lawyers, 1991 - 1995; Committees: Community Relations, 1996 - 1999; Law Day, 1995 - 1997; Pro Bono, 1991 - 2001; 2009 

Visbeen, GMB Part Ways After MergerMiBiz, February 2, 2014
Lawyers Anticipate LEED-Liability Suits, Business Review, Nov. 19, 2009
Economy Adds to Real Estate Headaches, Business Review, Aug. 27, 2009
Business Happens in Heels, WGVU Morning Talk Show, Feb. 3, 2009
Leipprandt’s Law, MiBiz, August 20, 2007