David W. Hipp

David W. Hipp is Counsel and practices in Butzel Long’s Troy office. Mr. Hipp concentrates his practice in real estate and real estate finance, including loan originations for lenders, representation of borrowers, purchases and sales of real estate, leasing, construction, and development.

Throughout his legal career, Mr. Hipp has represented banks and other lenders in connection with all aspects of commercial real estate finance, including complex loans, syndications, construction financing and workouts.  He also has worked with institutional clients to develop form documents and procedures.  He also has represented buyers and sellers in real estate sale and purchase transactions ranging from single family homes to multi-million dollar commercial properties such as hotels, apartment projects, and shopping centers. He has extensive experience negotiating and drafting commercial leases for both lessors and lessees.

Mr. Hipp is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 (for 16 years) under Real Estate, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business under Real Estate, and Michigan Super Lawyers 2016 & 2017 under Real Estate. He is listed as a 2016 "Top Lawyer" by DBusiness magazine. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • Wayne State University Law School 1977, J.D.
  • University of Michigan 1972, B.A.


The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate, 2005-2022

Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2016, 2018-2021

Michigan Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2016-2019

DBusiness Magazine Top Lawyer, 2016

DBusiness Magazine Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Banking & Financial Service Law, 2020-2022



State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section

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