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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



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Todd A. Schafer

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

(248) 642-8684 p / (248) 642-7791 f

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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 the Treasurer as well as the Chair of both the Finance and Audit Committees of Jewish Family Services of Metropolitan Detroit.

Published Works

“The Recording of Instruments: Some Pitfalls for the Unwary”, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 12, No. 38, July 27, 1998

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1992

Illinois, 1993

Honors and Awards

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© – Real Estate Law, 2019-2020

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

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