Leon M. Schurgin is of counsel to Dawda Mann. Mr. Schurgin concentrates his practice representing parties involved in complex transactions with an emphasis on real estate, corporate law, and tax law. He has represented developers in the acquisition, construction, financing, operation, and sale of shopping centers and freestanding commercial buildings.

Until his retirement from the board, Mr. Schurgin served for 20 years as a director of Agree Realty Corp., a real estate investment trust based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Mr. Schurgin received his LLM (Taxation) from Wayne State University in 1976, his JD from Wayne State University Law School, magna cum laude, in 1968 and his BBA from the University of Michigan in 1964.

Mr. Schurgin has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2007 under Real Estate Law and Litigation-Real Estate.

Mr. Schurgin is a certified public accountant.

Leon M. Schurgin

Of Counsel

Wayne State University Law School, LL.M. in Taxation, 1976

Wayne State University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1968

University of Michigan, B.B.A., 1964

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1968

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1969

U.S. Tax Court, 1971

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1981

U.S. Supreme Court, 1986


Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

Oakland County Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Honors and Awards

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© – Real Estate Law: 2007-2023, Litigation – Real Estate: 2007-2023

Top Lawyer: Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law – DBusiness, 2012, 2016, 2017.

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

Listed in Leading Lawyer: Real Estate Law: Commercial – Since 2014