Laura A. Van Hyfte is an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group. She focuses her practice in the areas of real property, contract disputes, and resort-area land use and development.

Ms. Van Hyfte also has experience handling issues involving downtown development authorities, city planning and TIF funding.

Representative Client Work

  • Successfully litigated a range of land and contract disputes involving large residential and commercial developments
  • Successfully represented client to enforce fee simple rights following land acquisitions
  • Worked with clients to protect ownership interests in large land appraisal dispute
  • Counseled clients on aspects of municipalities’ land regulations and oversight authority

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan

Areas of Practice



  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2011
  • University of Michigan, With Distinction, B.A., 2007


  • Michigan, 2013
  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indians


Honors & Recognitions

  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society Member


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