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

Prior Employment

  • Miro, Weiner & Kramer, P.C., 1998-2004

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

  • Real Property Law Section

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

News & Resources


David Jacob is a real estate attorney who counsels and represents clients in the acquisition, sale, financing, and leasing of shopping centers, office buildings, industrial buildings, apartment buildings, self-storage facilities, hotels, casinos, and other commercial and residential properties.

  • Counsels and represents landlords and tenants in the leasing of retail, office, and industrial buildings, including ground leases and major tenant leasing for shopping centers and other commercial developments
  • Counsels and represents real estate developers and owners, business clients, individuals, and others in the formation, structuring, and restructuring of joint ventures, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and syndications, including preparing offering documents for private real estate venture equity syndications
  • Represents borrowers and lenders in connection with a wide variety of commercial financing transactions, including secured and unsecured lines of credit; real estate mortgage loans and construction loans for shopping centers, office buildings, industrial buildings, and apartment buildings; land and land development loans; mezzanine loans; and securitized loans
  • Advises clients in the structuring of complex forward and reverse 1031 like-kind exchange transactions, including the coordination and facilitation of the same
  • Counsels and represents clients with respect to the purchase and sale of tenant in common (TIC) interests in real property in connection with 1031 like-kind exchange transactions
  • Represents shopping center owners and other clients involved in or in dealing with publicly held real estate investment trusts (REIT)
  • Counsels business owners and operators with respect to general corporate matters
  • Serves as special real estate counsel on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions


  • Represented shopping center owners in more than $1 billion of securitized financing in transactions throughout the country


Detroit Sports Organizing Corp. Associate Board, 2017-present


  • Board of Directors, 2013-present

Karmanos Cancer Institute

  • Board of Directors, 2007-2017
  • Partners Executive Committee
    • Partner, 1998-2017
    • Executive Co-chair, 2005-2007


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2020
    • Recognized in practice area of Real Estate Law
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2017-2019
    • Recognized as a Rising Star, 2008-2012
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2011 and 2014-2017
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Real Estate Law: Commercial
      • Real Estate Law: Financial