Joseph M. Judge is a Member of Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC. He concentrates his practice on representing commercial property purchasers, sellers and developers in all aspects of negotiating and closing on complex real estate and financing transactions.

Mr. Judge has extensive experience negotiating and drafting commitment letters, purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements, development agreements, reciprocal easement agreements, incentive-related agreements and construction and permanent financing loan documents.

Mr. Judge also regularly represents buyers, sellers and developers of absolute NNN lease properties and other single and multiple net investment properties.

His experience extends to counseling clients on issues related to the formation of the appropriate ownership entity, 1031-exchanges, insurance requirements, land division and platting, condominium law, and pre- and post-development litigation issues. Mr. Judge regularly works with surveyors, engineers and environmental consultants to anticipate and resolve legal issues related to title, land use and the environment.

Mr. Judge has represented clients in appellate matters before the Michigan Court of Appeals, the New York Supreme Court First Appellate Division and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Judge is a 1996 cum laude graduate of Wayne State University Law School and a 1993 graduate of Eastern Michigan University. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to practice in the United States District for the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Joseph M. Judge

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1996
U.S. District Court

Eastern District of Michigan, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1998


State Bar of Michigan
Real Property Section, Member

Oakland County Bar Association

International Council of Shopping Centers, Member


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Honors and Awards

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©, Real Estate Law, 2023

Top Lawyer: Real Estate Law – DBusiness, 2017, 2018, 2020

Top Lawyer: Commercial Real Estate, Corporate Law – DBusiness, 2010.

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated – LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell®

Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list – 2008.