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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


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts

Real Estate, Land Use and Municipal Attorney

Dave focuses his practice in real estate, land use and municipal law. He serves as the City Attorney for the cities of Grandville and Belding and has experience representing both private developers and municipalities in all aspects of municipal and transactional real estate law. He also regularly represents developers of renewable energy projects.

Dave represents commercial developers, including developers of renewable energy projects, 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 significant 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 cities, villages, and townships on general municipal issues and works with municipal officials 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.

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

Honors and Recognitions

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

Grand Rapids Magazine’s Top Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2019   2022

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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