Edward C. Dawda is a founding Member of Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC. He concentrates his legal practice in a broad spectrum of corporate, finance and real estate matters.
For over 35 years, Mr. Dawda has been an active advisor to clients in major retail, commercial and industrial development projects. He is Midwest counsel to several of the country’s largest retailers and developers, and is an expert on all facets of shopping center development. He also handles sophisticated financial transactions, where he serves as counsel to borrowers in securing multi-million dollar construction, permanent, term and revolving loans. Mr. Dawda has a successful record in providing value-added legal counsel in a wide range of corporate and real estate transactions.
Mr. Dawda is also a corporate attorney with an emphasis on transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, the purchase and sale of businesses on stock and asset-based structures, and corporate reorganizations. He has negotiated, drafted and implemented a broad range of agreements to accomplish ownership transition such as buy-sell agreements, as well as executive employment and compensation agreements and plans, voting agreements and credit agreements. He regularly represents and counsels family owned businesses. He is counsel to several of Michigan’s most prominent companies and executives, and Michigan counsel to public and private companies located throughout the United States.
Mr. Dawda earned his J.D., cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law in 1977. He received his B.A., with high honors, from Michigan State University in 1974.
Honors and Awards
Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
Fellow, Oakland County Bar Foundation
Best Lawyers in America for 2004-2013
Best Lawyers, Real Estate Lawyer of The Year, Detroit Metropolitan Area, 2011
America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Chambers USA Band 1 Real Estate Rank 2005-2012
Band 2 Real Estate Rank 2004
AV Peer Review Rated; Martindale-Hubbell
Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyer since 2007
Michigan Super Lawyer – Corporate Counsel
Crain’s Detroit Business Best Lawyer since 2009
DBusiness Top Lawyer
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