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Daniel J. Schairbaum Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1996
  • Illinois, 1997


University of Detroit Mercy, J.D., cum laude

Hope College, B.A., cum laude

Dan Schairbaum advises clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, zoning, land use and management. Dan also represents owners in the negotiation of complex design and construction agreements. He has experience with the leasing, acquisition and development of retail sites throughout the United States. Dan also has handled the negotiation of leases in a variety of settings, including office buildings and retail shopping centers


  • The negotiation of a variety of design and construction contracts in connection with the expansion of two manufacturing facilities in Mexico, the renovation and construction of public school facilities in Michigan, and the construction of a multi-million dollar residential high-rise in Michigan.
  • The relocation of a manufacturing facility from Michigan to Mexico, including negotiation of a complex deconstruct, transport and reconstruct contract.
  • The leasing, acquisition and development of "big box" retail sites throughout the United States for one of the world's leading family entertainment providers.
  • The negotiation of leases for office buildings, retail shopping centers and ambulatory surgery centers throughout the United States.
  • The development of a single family residential project in Southwest Detroit.

Memberships & Involvement

  • 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

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law, 2020 and 2021. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Frank Murphy Honor Society, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

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. Law Bulletin Publishing Company

Named a Leading Real Estate Lawyer by Chambers USA, 2008-2009