Todd Schafer is a Member of Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC. He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of real estate and corporate law.
Representing developers, owners and tenants, Mr. Schafer frequently advises clients on property acquisitions, property dispositions and industrial, office and retail leasing matters. Mr. Schafer is also often involved in documentation of financing transactions and in the creation and structuring of corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies.
Mr. Schafer earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 1992, where he was a contributing editor to the Michigan Journal of International Law and served as a judge on the Court of Common Pleas (Central Student Judiciary). He earned his B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of Michigan in 1989.
He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the State Bar of Illinois. Mr. Schafer also serves as a member of the Finance and Audit Committees of Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit.
Todd A. Schafer
The University of Michigan Law School Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1992 J.D. Honors: Cum Laude
University of Michigan, 1989 A.B. Honors: With Highest Distinction Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
“Commercial Tenant Lease Issues Due to COVID-19”, State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section e-Newsletter, April, 2021
“The Recording of Instruments: Some Pitfalls for the Unwary”, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 12, No. 38, July 27, 1998
Honors and Awards
Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© – Real Estate Law, 2019-2023
Top Lawyer by DBusiness in 2021 and 2022
Listed in Leading Lawyer: Real Estate Law: Commercial & Finance – Since 2017
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated – LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell®
Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers list – 2007
State Bar of Michigan
Real Property & Business Law Sections
Oakland County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate, Trust & Business Law Sections