Sarah Deson is a partner in the Real Estate department with more than 25 years of experience handling legal issues, business operational and development matters, and investments. She advises clients regarding real estate transactions on a national basis.

  • Represents buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, borrowers, lender, developers, franchisors, and franchisees
  • Focuses practice on acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and financing in connection with shopping centers, office, industrial, retail, and multifamily housing matters


Practice Areas


Prior Experience

  • Schiff Hardin, LLP, Of Counsel, 2013-2014
  • Harris Marketing Group, Director/Account Executive, 2011-2012
  • Miller Canfield, Senior Counsel, 2002-2008 and 2012
  • John Richards Homes, Vice President Development, 1997-1999
  • Kilgore & Deson, P.C., Partner, 1993-1997
  • Evans and Luptak, Associate Attorney, 1989-1993






  • Corp! Magazine, Named to list of “Michigan’s 95 Most Powerful Women,” March 2002 issue

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated

Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Michigan

Oakland County Bar Association

  • Real Estate Subcommittee

Colorado Bar Association

Women’s Forum of Michigan, 2001-present 

Women of Tomorrow

  • Mentor, 2012-present

Hart2Hart Detroit

  • Board Member, 2013-present

Detroit Friends of the Joffrey Ballet, 2000-present

  • Founding Member

Seymour Gill Financial

  • Women’s Advisory Board, 2005-2006

Michigan Humanities Council, 2002-2006

  • Treasurer
  • 30th Anniversary Celebration, Chair
  • Resource Development Committee
  • Legislative Committee

AIPAC Michigan

  • Board Member, 2001-2006

Michigan Economic Growth Authority

  • Board Member, 2000-2003

Jewish Federation/United Jewish Foundation, 1998-2002

  • Joint Fiscal Oversight Council
  • Real Estate and Property Management Committee

Children’s Leukemia Foundation

  • Endowment Fund Committee 
  • Boo Ball Event
    • Founding Member, 1999-2002
  • Corporate Fundraising

A Match For Life

  • Executive Committee Corporate Fundraising

News & Insights

Press Releases

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