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Real Estate Attorney

Dave focuses his practice in real estate and real estate finance law. He has particular experience representing both private developers and municipalities in all aspects of municipal and transactional real estate law.

Dave represents commercial developers throughout all phases of their commercial development projects, including initial land acquisition, permitting, construction contracting, construction financing and permanent securitized financing. He also has broad experience with commercial and residential condominium development, having drafted condominium documents for many local prominent business and residential condominium projects. He serves as general counsel to many Michigan condominium associations. Dave also has particular experience with leasing of all types of real property, including office, commercial, retail and industrial properties.

In the public sector area of his practice, Dave represents a wide variety of cities, villages, and townships and works with municipal staff to review and respond to applications for land divisions, rezoning, planned unit developments, and other zoning approvals, and to provide counsel on complex development issues. He has also served as borrower’s counsel in connection with municipal bond financing transactions, and as grantee’s counsel in connection with Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) grant applications.

Dave’s experience with real estate from both the business and municipal sides provides him with a unique understanding that benefits his clients and helps to inform his practical and cost-effective advice to clients.

For more information, please contact Dave Caldon at 616/336-6232 or


Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, since 2018

Grand Rapids Magazine's Top Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2019 and 2020

Michigan Super Lawyers® Rising Star

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association: Litigation Section; State and Local Government Law Section

State Bar of Michigan: Litigation Section; Public Corporation Law Section; Real Property Law Section

Grand Rapids Bar Association: Litigation Section; State and Local Government Law Section

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Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, California
J.D., 1999

Pepperdine University
Malibu, California
B.A., cum laude, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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