Leon M. Schurgin is counsel to Dawda Mann. Leon concentrates his practice representing parties involved in complex transactions with an emphasis on real estate, corporate law, and tax law. He has represented developers in the acquisition, construction, financing, operation, and sale of shopping centers and freestanding commercial buildings.

Until his retirement from the board, Leon served for 20 years as a director of Agree Realty Corp., a real estate investment trust based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Leon received his LL.M. (Taxation) from Wayne State University in 1976, his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, magna cum laude, in 1968 and his B.B.A from the University of Michigan in 1964.

Leon has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2007 under Real Estate Law and Litigation-Real Estate.

Leon is a certified public accountant.

Leon M. Schurgin

Of Counsel
  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, LL.M. in Taxation, 1976
  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, J.D., magna cum laude, 1968
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.B.A., 1964
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, 1968
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1969
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
Honors and Awards
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© – Real Estate Law: 2007-2023, Litigation – Real Estate: 2007-2023
  • Top Lawyer: Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law – DBusiness, 2012, 2016, 2017. AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated – LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Listed in Leading Lawyer: Real Estate Law: Commercial – Since 2014