Daniel J. Schairbaum


Dan Schairbaum is a full-service real estate attorney who advises clients on projects from beginning to end. He has successfully negotiated deals throughout the country and across many industries. Keenly aware that delays quickly translate into lost opportunities, Dan keeps a close eye on the calendar and the clock.

Dan counsels clients on acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, zoning, and land use in projects involving multi-family, retail, education, and manufacturing properties. He also negotiates complex design and construction contracts and helps borrowers secure financing from banks and other lenders.

Clients appreciate Dan’s vast transactions experience, exceptional communication skills, and common sense, but they highly value the dedication and personal touch that distinguishes him from other lawyers in his field. They know he will bring deals to the finish line and keep projects on time and on track.

My goal with any client relationship is to be a valued contributor to the client’s short-term and long-term strategic planning by providing timely service and practical advice. I listen carefully to their objectives and work hard to deliver results that are in line with those objectives.
    • University of Detroit Mercy, J.D., cum laude
    • Hope College, B.A., cum laude
  • Bar Admissions

    • Michigan, 1996
    • Illinois, 1997
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Construction Law; Real Estate Law, 2020-2024

    • Named "Lawyer of the Year" in The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law, 2023

    • Named a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation and Real Estate: Commercial Law by the Leading Lawyers Network, 2014-2017

    • Named a Leading Real Estate Lawyer by Chambers USA, 2008-2009
    • Frank Murphy Honor Society, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
    • Urban Land Institute
    • International Council of Shopping Centers
    • Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce
    • State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Section
    • Real Property Section Commercial Leasing Committee Member
    • American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Michigan Public Outreach Committee Member
    • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Member


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