Stephen E Dawson

Stephen E. Dawson


Education & Credentials


Michigan State University

B.A., 1968
  • magna cum laude

University of Michigan

M.A., 1969

University of Michigan Law School

J.D., 1972
  • cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Michigan1972


Representative Clients

  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC
  • TD Bank, N.A.
  • Aisin Holdings of America, Inc.

Prominent Assignments

Primary Areas of Practice Focus: commercial real estate lending and leasing, real estate development, and real estate loan workouts and foreclosures.

Serves as counsel to Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC with regard to national real estate activities.

Represents several bank clients in foreclosures/workouts of distressed commercial real estate.

Represented City of Detroit Downtown Development Authority in connection with Compuware and Campus Martius projects.

Represents various developers in acquisition, development, and leasing of projects.

Professional Involvement

  • Member, State Bar of Michigan, Sections of Real Estate Law (Council Member 1985-1994; Chairperson 1992-1993) and Business Law
  • Member, Land Title Standards State Bar of Michigan
  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
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