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.
Mr. Dawda is 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.
For over 37 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 and real estate 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 and credit facilities. Mr. Dawda has a successful record in providing value-added legal counsel in a wide range of corporate and real estate transactions.
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
Best Lawyers, Real Estate Lawyer of The Year, Detroit Metropolitan Area, 2016, 2011
Chambers USA Band 1 Real Estate Rank 2005-2015
Top 10 2014 Michigan Super Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America for 2004-2016
DBusiness Top Lawyer since 2013
Crain’s Detroit Business Best Lawyer since 2009
Top 100 Super Lawyer, 2015, Top Super Lawyer since 2007
Voted into Midwest Real Estate News Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame, 2012
America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Michigan Super Lawyer – Corporate Counsel
AV Peer Review Rated; Martindale-Hubbell
Member, Real Estate Law Forum since 2013
Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
Fellow, Oakland County Bar Foundation
Delta Theta Phi