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Dalton Joins Dykema In Dallas

Addition Strengthens Firm’s Regional Real Estate and Transactional Capabilities; Continues Expansion of Growing Dallas Office

May 14, 2009

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Michael J. Dalton to its Real Estate Practice Group as a member in the firm’s Dallas office. Dalton was previously a partner at Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Dalton has broad experience in all commercial transactions, but focuses his practice on the representation of developers and investors of commercial real estate as well as financial institutions and other lenders in loan transactions, foreclosures, workouts and other distressed debt situations. He has extensive experience in complex commercial transactions including equity investments, acquisitions, dispositions, financings and development of improved and unimproved property. He has represented individuals, financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, REITs and domestic and international clients in structuring, negotiating and drafting documentation for, among other matters, equity investments, acquisitions, loans, leases, multi-use developments, restructures and workouts.

At Dykema, Dalton will focus on general transactional work and financings for both corporate and real estate clients.

"Michael’s diverse client base and extraordinary reputation in the commercial and lending based areas broadens our reach and opportunities, not only in Texas, but nationally as well," said Rex Schlaybaugh, Dykema’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition, Michael will play an integral role in expanding our real estate and transactional presence in Dallas."

He received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Georgetown University.

Dykema’s Real Estate and Environmental Department includes attorneys with substantial experience representing both domestic and foreign-owned entities in all aspects of the acquisition, financing, development, construction, and leasing and disposition of a wide variety of commercial and residential properties throughout the United States. Dykema’s clients include owners, lenders, developers, investors, local governmental units and agencies, users, contractors, architects and property managers. For more information on Dykema’s Real Estate and Environmental Department, please visit