Michael D. Mulcahy is a founding Member of Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC. He concentrates his practice on a wide scope of business and real estate transactional matters.

Since the early 1970s, Michael has been active in counseling clients on complex business planning issues, including acquisitions, liquidations, leveraged buyouts, and general financial matters.

In his practice of commercial real estate, Michael regularly represents developers and institutional buyers in property acquisitions, dispositions, and in the development of retail, office, industrial, and multiple use projects. In connection with these types of projects, he also has extensive experience representing both developers and institutional investors in structuring complex financing, including lending transactions, syndications, and joint ventures. Michael also advises borrowers and banks with respect to loan workouts.

Active in the legal community, Michael is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association.

He is a past chairman of the Partnership and Joint Ventures Subcommittee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and has lectured on real estate law before legal and real estate groups. Michael has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers since 2004 and was named in the last 13 annual editions of The Best Lawyers in America. He has also been listed as “Michigan SuperLawyers” by Law and Politics Magazine since 2007 and “Top 100 Michigan SuperLawyers” since 2009. He has been listed as “Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit” by DBusiness Magazine since 2010 and was also listed as a “Top Corporate Lawyer” for 2016.

Michael earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, in 1972 and was an Associate Editor of the Michigan Law Review. He earned his B.A. from Wayne State University, with distinction, in 1969 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Michael D. Mulcahy

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, 1972 J.D. Honors: Cum Laude – Law Review: Michigan Law Review, Associate Editor, 1971–1972
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, 1969 B.A. Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Honors: With Distinction
  • State Bar of Michigan Business & Real Property Law Sections Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association Member
Bar Admission
  • Michigan, 1972
Honors and Awards
  • Top Lawyer: Real Estate Law – DBusiness, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2020
  • Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Real Estate, since 2004 Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© – Real Estate Law: 2006-2023, Corporate Law: 2013-2023
  • Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers list – 2006-2021
  • Listed in Leading Lawyer: Closely & Privately Held Business Law, Corporate Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law: Commercial & Finance – Since 2014
  • Top Lawyer: Business Law – DBusiness, 2010
  • Named to Super Lawyers Top 100 list – 2008-2021
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated – LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell®