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37000 Woodward Avenue
Suite 225
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

201 E. Fifth Street
Suite 1900
Cincinnati, OH 45202

600 Superior Ave. East
Fifth Third Building, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44114

41 South High Street
Suite 2495
Columbus, OH 43215


J.D., University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1997

B.A., University of Michigan, 1994


Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Commercial Litigation (2021-2024), Litigation - Real Estate (2023-2024)


Ari Charlip is Managing Partner of the Detroit office of GRSM.  Ari's practice focuses on real estate litigation, commercial & business litigation, and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loan workouts, litigation and enforcement actions.  As a nationally recognized legal authority in the CMBS industry, Ari has handled numerous litigation matters throughout the Midwest for his CMBS clients.  Ari also represents residential loan servicers in litigation matters throughout the country.  His broad background includes assisting financial institutions and real estate related entities in complicated foreclosure matters and lien priority disputes as well as defending financial institutions in TILA, RESPA, and FDCPA claims. Ari has considerable experience defending mortgage servicers and corporations in class actions under the TCPA.  

With an additional focus on the practice of Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights, Ari is skilled at helping clients navigate the complex legal process in Bankruptcy Court and has handled a broad spectrum of sophisticated bankruptcy matters throughout the country.  

Ari represents large financial institutions, asset managers, mortgage servicers, title insurance underwriters, large corporations, real estate related entities and franchisors in the healthcare industry in all aspects of litigation throughout the country, both in state and federal courts.  He also has a depth of experience in commercial real estate acquisition, business and finance transactions, loan workouts, leasing and landlord/tenant disputes.


  • Michigan
  • Ohio


  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Michigan Land Title Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
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