Todd A. Schafer is a Senior Attorney at Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC. He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of real estate and corporate law.

Representing developers, owners and tenants, Todd frequently advises clients on property acquisitions, property dispositions and industrial, office and retail leasing matters. He is also often involved in documentation of financing transactions and in the creation and structuring of corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies.

Todd 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

Senior Attorney
  • University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, 1992 J.D. Honors: Cum Laude
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,1989 A.B. Honors: With Highest Distinction Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, 1992
  • Illinois, 1993
Published Work
  • “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 Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association Member
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate, Trust & Business Law Sections Member