Sara Lachman is an award-winning real estate attorney and Managing Partner of Lachman PLC. Over her 17-year career, Ms. Lachman has become highly regarded as one of the best real estate litigators in West Michigan. She has twice been named a Top Lawyer in Real Estate Litigation by Grand Rapids Magazine, named a Top Litigator by Michigan Top Lawyer, named Top Women in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, awarded Michigan’s Award of Excellence by NALS of West Michigan, and awarded the Athena Young Professional Award.

Ms. Lachman’s clients uniformly come to her through referrals by former clients, former opposing counsels, and other attorneys, who have first-hand experience with her work ethic and capabilities. Ms. Lachman’s representation is always in high demand.

Practice Areas

Her areas of expertise include:

  • quiet title and disputes over ownership interests
  • boundary disputes and acquiescence
  • adverse possession
  • easements and licenses
  • shoreline protection issues
  • lake property uses and rights
  • partition actions
  • street vacations
  • regulatory takings and eminent domain
  • probate and trust litigation where the assets are in real estate
  • shareholder and partnership disputes where the assets are in real estate
  • land contracts and land contract disputes
  • family cottage agreements and disputes
  • condominium law
  • homeowners association law
  • zoning issues and appeals
  • land use and development
  • commercial leasing and leasing disputes
  • real estate transactions
  • deed restrictions and restrictive covenants
  • short-term leasing restrictions
  • commercial construction and residential construction
  • construction lien foreclosures
  • construction defect claims
  • agricultural land issues
  • nuisance and trespass
  • University of Michigan Law School
    Jurus Doctor, cum laude, 2004
  • Pacific University
    Bachelor of Science, Biology, summa cum laude, 1999
Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • United States District Court of the Western District of Michigan
Service & Awards
  • Top Lawyer in Real Estate Litigation, Grand Rapids Magazine, 2020
  • Top Lawyer in Real Estate Litigation, Grand Rapids Magazine, 2019
  • Michigan’s Award of Excellence, NALS of West Michigan, 2016
  • Top Lawyers, Litigation, Michigan’s Top Lawyers, 2015
  • ATHENA Young Professional, 2015
  • Women in the Law Award, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2014
News & Publications
  • Michigan Real Estate Litigation, Ch. 3, Easements, LexisNexis Practice Guide, 2017
  • Top Negotiation Tactics, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Lessons, 2020