Todd Schafer is a Member of Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC. He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of real estate and corporate law.

Representing developers, owners and tenants, Mr. Schafer frequently advises clients on property acquisitions, property dispositions and industrial, office and retail leasing matters. Mr. Schafer is also often involved in documentation of financing transactions and in the creation and structuring of corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies.

Mr. Schafer earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 1992, where he was a contributing editor to the Michigan Journal of International Law and served as a judge on the Court of Common Pleas (Central Student Judiciary). He earned his B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of Michigan in 1989.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the State Bar of Illinois. Mr. Schafer also serves as a member of the Finance and Audit Committees of Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit.

Todd A. Schafer


The University of Michigan Law School Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1992 J.D. Honors: Cum Laude

University of Michigan, 1989 A.B. Honors: With Highest Distinction Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1992

Illinois, 1993

Published Work

“Commercial Tenant Lease Issues Due to COVID-19”, State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section e-Newsletter, April, 2021

“The Recording of Instruments: Some Pitfalls for the Unwary”, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Vol. 12, No. 38, July 27, 1998

Honors and Awards

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© – Real Estate Law, 2019-2023

Top Lawyer by DBusiness in 2021 and 2022

Listed in Leading Lawyer: Real Estate Law: Commercial & Finance – Since 2017

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated – LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell®

Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers list – 2007


State Bar of Michigan
Real Property & Business Law Sections

Oakland County Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate, Trust & Business Law Sections