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Dawn Faxon Singer


Dawn is a Member based in Dickinson Wright’s Troy office, Dawn’s practice is focused on real estate, and corporate litigation with a particular emphasis on finance. Dawn has extensive experience representing developers in leasing and development of office, industrial and retail projects.

Education & Credentials


University of Michigan

B.A., 1993

Wayne State University School of Law

J.D., 1998
  • Senior Articles Editor, Wayne State Law Review

Wayne State University

M.B.A., 1998

Bar Admission

  • Michigan1999

Representative Clients

  • Crestmark, a Division of Metabank
  • Alidade Capital, LLC
  • Ford Motor Credit Company LLC
  • Genworth Life Insurance Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Magna International Inc. and subsidiaries

Prominent Assignments

Represents lenders in all types of real estate financing, loan origination for permanent and construction financings and sophisticated workouts, loan modifications, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure and foreclosures of real estate secured loans. 

Extensive experience representing companies, developers, day care facilities and charter schools in the acquisition, development, leasing, financing and sale of office, residential, industrial, retail, entertainment, school and day care projects.  

Represents developers in leasing and development of office, industrial and retail projects.

Worked on all aspects of documenting a large multi-state mortgage refinancing and permanent and construction solar financing projects. 

Experience in land use and zoning aspects of transactions and obtaining municipal approvals for various mixed use developments.

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan (Zoning and Land Use Section)


  • Presenter, "Business Boot Camp - Commercial Loan Transactions", State Bar of Michigan/ICLE, 2010-2011
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