Anna’s experience includes drafting and negotiating real estate purchase agreements, commercial leases, construction documents, including architect and contractor agreements, and other real property agreements, including easements and licenses.
Anna has also assisted in matters related to property disputes, commercial landlord-tenant matters, review of real estate financing documents, commercial and real estate due diligence, title insurance and survey analysis, property tax appeals, and asset purchase agreements.
Insights & News
April 3, 2019
Katherine F. Cser and Anna Valk named Top Women Lawyers by Super Lawyers
Kerr Russell attorneys, Katherine Cser and Anna Valk were recently named Top Women Lawyers 2019 by Super Lawyers. Katherine received honors for Employment & Labor Law and Anna received honors for Real Estate Law. Super Lawyers awards attorneys for excellence in practice through a peer-influenced and third-party validated process.
September 7, 2018
15 Kerr Russell attorneys recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers
Congratulations to the following attorneys who have been designated Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters:
August 17, 2018
2018 Associates Golf Outing - a good (and rainy) time had by all
Our 2018 Associates Golf Outing, held at The Links of Novi, was a smashing success and a great teambuilding experience - a good (and rainy) time was had by all.
July 9, 2018
Brandy Mathie, Anna Valk contribute to DBusiness Q&A section: Expert Advice Can Help You Protect Your Property Investment
In the July/August issue of DBusiness Magazine, Kerr Russell real estate attorneys Brandy Mathie and Anna Valk contribute to the Q&A section: Expert Advice Can Help You Protect Your Property Investment.
April 5, 2018
Fred Herrmann honored at Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Leaders in the Law luncheon
On April 5, Kerr Russell member Fred Herrmann (antitrust, litigation, dispute resolution) was honored at a luncheon, held at the Detroit Marriott - Troy, alongside the rest of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Leaders in the Law Class of 2018. Kerr Russell attendees included Jim Cambridge, Jason Bank, Dan Schulte, Dan Ferris, Jeff May, Anna Valk, Ashley Racette, and Roy Sexton. Fred's wife Mindy Herrmann was there as well. (Picture left. To the left, Fred receives his award from Opinion Editor Agenique Smiley.)
March 29, 2018
Detroit Public Television's PBSNewsHour and Nightly Business Report to be sponsored by Kerr Russell
Kerr Russell is pleased to support Detroit Public Television, and, beginning April 2, the following spot will air during PBS NewsHour (weekdays, 6-7 pm) and the Nightly Business Report (weekdays, 7-7:30 pm). View the spot here.
March 12, 2018
Hour Magazine salutes Michigan 2017 Super Lawyers: The Top Women, including Kerr Russell's Joanne Swanson, Katherine Cser, Anna Valk
The March 2018 Hour Magazine includes a special advertising section saluting Michigan 2017 Super Lawyers: The Top Women. Kerr Russell honorees include: Joanne Geha Swanson, civil litigation defense - since 2006 Katherine Cser, employment and labor - since 2014 - also named to Rising Stars list Anna Valk, real estate - since 2016 (not listed in the magazine, but recognized by Super Lawyers )
February 26, 2018
Kerr Russell's latest ad Driven By Results debuts in Crain's M&A, Biggest Deals issue this week
Kerr Russell's latest ad Driven By Results debuts in Crain's M&A, Biggest Deals issue this week. The ad emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. We understand the region. We know what moves Michigan. We are committed to the community.
January 26, 2018
Download Kerr Russell's updated firm brochure and overview of services
Kerr Russell is proud of Detroit. We are proud to have had a seat at the table here since 1874. Our exceptional attorneys understand the unique challenges facing business leaders. Our legal solutions are prompt, accurate, economical, and focused around your needs in every area. We know Michigan business like the back of our hands.
January 15, 2018
Influencing the Legal Landscape - new Kerr Russell ad to appear in dbusiness
Kerr Russell introduces the third ad in the new Est. in Detroit 1874 series: Influencing the legal landscape. The piece emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. We don't sit on the sidelines. We are active in industry groups and we're driving legislative change. We are leaders in the law.
December 18, 2017
Kerr Russell team makes holiday donations to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor, and Children's Hospital of Michigan
One of our traditions here at Kerr Russell is to hold a holiday raffle to benefit three local charities as well as to conduct a toy drive for local children. This year's raffle (many of the beautiful and festive prizes picture here) raised a record total of $3,450 which will be divided equally among three organizations: Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, Inc., and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor.
November 30, 2017
Merry and bright ... Kerr Russell welcomes the holiday season
It's a time to celebrate, reflect and remember. However you mark the holidays, we hope your days are filled with warmth and thankfulness, good times, and endless cheer. As another year draws to a close, we at Kerr Russell are grateful to you. You give purpose to our work and add meaning to our relationships. Your trust is a cherished gift. Enjoy these images as we get our offices ready to celebrate the holiday season. Design by Mandy Lark of Lark Interior Design.
November 30, 2017
Hour Media, dbusiness hold open house for DetroitWick
Hour Media, DBusiness Magazine held an open house at DetroitWick on November 29. From DetroitWick's website: Complete with on-site production and manufacturing, right in the heart of Eastern Market, the largest historic market in the country. DWHQ manufactures limited-edition products, in full view of visitors.
November 16, 2017
Culture of Connection - new Kerr Russell ad to appear in Michigan Lawyers Weekly and dbusiness
Kerr Russell introduces the second ad in the new Est. in Detroit 1874 series: A culture of connection. The piece emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. We are relationship focused. We know our people and our clients are the lifeblood of our firm.
November 3, 2017
Kerr Russell launches new advertising in upcoming issues of dbusiness and Crain's Detroit
With this month's issue of dbusiness, focused on Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Kerr Russell launches its new brand advertising with A Track Record of Results. Working with Identity Public Relations and Marketing, Kerr Russell's marketing team developed the creative to emphasize the firm's longstanding place in Detroit's legal and business history.
November 1, 2017
Kerr Russell ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms list nationally in 1 practice area and regionally in 17 practice areas
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the Best Law Firms rankings.
September 12, 2017
16 Kerr Russell attorneys recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers
Congratulations to the following attorneys who have been designated Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.
August 22, 2017
dbusiness' Powered by Women breakfast - August 22
Congratulations to this year's dbusiness Powered by Women honorees: Terri Harwood of North American Bancard, Katie Bowman Coleman of Bowman Chevrolet, Amy Robinson of The Kresge Foundation, Monica L. Martinez of Comerica Bank, Lilly Epstein Stotland of Vesco Oil Corp., Christine Sitek of General Motors, Tricia Ruby of Ruby+Associates, Inc. Structural Engineers, and Sara Blackmer of RAVE Computer. From reader nominations, dbusiness selected eight professional women who are driving growth in Michigan, the nation, and the world. Exceptionally accomplished and well deserving group!
August 21, 2017
2017 Associate Golf Outing at Links of Novi
Like many organizations, we are so dedicated to creating client value, meeting your needs, and exceeding your expectations that we may neglect to recharge our own batteries, on the way to inspiring even greater collaboration, ingenuity, and teamwork.
August 10, 2017
A culture of giving
If you want to know how a firm can thrive for over 140 years in a city that has faced considerable challenges, walk through the door of Kerr Russell’s suite on the 25th floor of the Detroit Center and get a feel for the people.
November 1, 2016
Kerr Russell Attorneys Named 2016 Super Lawyers
Kerr Russell attorneys have been named SuperLawyers for 2016, two have been named to the Michigan Top 100 and four have been named as Rising Stars.
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