Wendy Zabriskie

Senior Counsel Detroit (Southfield)


Wendy is an attorney in our Lending and Finance and Real Estate Finance practice groups. She specializes in complex transactions involving corporate and real estate finance with a focus on borrower representation. She has a particular strength in efficient project management and is often retained to work on high profile finance transactions. She has significant experience representing borrowers and lenders in multi-million dollar corporate and real estate deals including acquisition financing involving senior and mezzanine debt structures, syndicated lending, and construction and other real estate financing arrangements. Wendy has worked on numerous construction and real estate financing transactions for a broad spectrum of projects including mixed use, retail, office, multi-family, senior housing, self storage, industrial, warehouse, parking, hospitality, restaurant and entertainment/arena facilities.


  • Honoree, Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers (2019)

  • Honoree, Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan, Crain’s Detroit Business (2017)

  • Honoree, Michigan Super Lawyers, Banking (2007 – present)

  • Honoree, DBusiness Top Lawyers

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America

  • Honoree, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business


  • Wayne State University Law School

    magna cum laude
    Order of the Coif

  • Michigan State University - Eli Broad College of Business

    B.A., BBA, Accounting


  • State - Michigan

Community Involvement

  • Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

    Former Member, City of Birmingham

  • City of Royal Oak

    Former Vice Chair, Zoning Board of Appeals