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David C. C. Eberhard

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  • Macomb County

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David C.C. Eberhard focuses his practice in the areas of real estate, construction, corporate and business law. He regularly assists clients with the purchase and development of commercial real estate by preparing and negotiating purchase agreements, construction contracts and leases, as well as assisting with zoning matters, real estate transfer issues and 1031 like-kind exchanges. He also regularly advises and assists clients with forming, organizing and structuring their business entities for the operation of their real estate ventures. David is the chair of the firm’s Construction Law Practice Group.


  • University of Detroit Mercy J.D. 1994
  • University of Michigan B.G.S. 1991


  • 1995, Michigan


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
    Forum on the Construction Industry
  • State Bar of Michigan
    Council Member, Business Law Section; Leader, Small Business Forum of Business Law Section
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Macomb County Probate Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law and Real Estate Law, 2020
  • Named a Top Lawyer in Real Estate Law by DBusiness, 2019
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers, 2015-18


  • Prepared AIA Contract Documents with Architects, Construction Managers and Contractors for a Macomb County school district's $143 million bond renovation project of its 15 school buildings
  • Extensive experience with construction and leasing of medical and dental office buildings and centers throughout southeast Michigan
  • Extensive experience with the purchase and development of single and multi-tenant buildings and strip centers that has included preparing and negotiating commercial, shopping center, warehouse and ground leases with national tenants
  • Prepared and negotiated purchase of Harper-Hutzel Professional Center and prepared contracts and lease for professional center to be operated as 42-bed psychiatric care facility
  • Prepared Conditional Rezoning Agreement and successfully obtained approval to rezone land owner’s property under the City of Southfield's Conditional Rezoning Ordinance
  • Served as qualified intermediary and prepared Section 1031 like-kind exchange documents for Fifth Third Bank customers and assisted clients with structuring and completing simultaneous and reverse Section 1031 like-kind exchanges of real estate


  • Author, "Department of Labor Issues Final Revisions to FMLA Regulations," Macomb County Bar Briefs, June 2009
  • Author, "Top Ten Things to Know About Commercial General Liability Policies," Macomb County Bar Briefs, February 2009
  • Author, "Corporate America to be Held Accountable Under New Federal Law," Macomb County Bar Briefs, December 2002

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Professional Affiliations

  • Michigan Council of School Attorneys
  • Macomb-Oakland University Inc.
    Member, Business Advisory Board

Community Affiliations

  • Detroit Regional Chamber
  • Lutheran Church Extension Fund
    Board Member (2012-Present)
  • Historic Trinity Lutheran Church
    Vestry Member
  • Leadership Macomb
    Graduate Class of 2006
  • Lutheran Heritage Foundation
    Board of Directors
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association

Speaking Engagements

  • “Tips to Avoid Giving Away Everything But the Kitchen Sink When Negotiating a Restaurant Lease,” ICSC Retail Development & Law Symposium, Columbus, Ohio, March 1-2, 2012

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