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Stephanie  Dafoe




Madonna University, B.S.
  • Paralegal Studies
  • with highest honors
Oakland Community College, A.B.
  • Business Administration

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan, Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section



Ms. Dafoe is a paralegal in the Real Estate Department with more than 20 years of legal experience. She concentrates her legal support in commercial real estate transactions.

  • Coordinates various phases of commercial real estate acquisition, sale and financing transactions, including analysis and timelines of purchase agreements, preparing closing documents, coordinating closings, and organizing and preparing closing binders
  • Assists and coordinates transactional closings of complex commercial real estate and loan acquisitions and helps with various aspects of such closings
  • Drafts closing and conveyance documents, opinion letters and escrow instruction letters
  • Coordinates due diligence orders for title, survey, organizational documents and UCC searches
  • Prepares and files UCC financing statements in various state and local jurisdictions