David C. Hill

David C. Hill

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Recognized since 2021

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

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David has served as counsel in hundreds of real estate, lending and workout transactions and matters, and is particularly experienced in the negotiation and closing of sale and lease transactions for office, retail, multifamily and health care clients. Dedicated to providing practical legal advice in a responsive way when it comes to negotiating and closing even the most complex and challenging real estate transactions, David is committed to providing a high degree of attention to detail without losing sight of his client’s macro objectives.

Of particular note, David represents a variety of health care practitioners in a wide range of endeavors, such as practice transitions and real estate leasing, sales, and acquisitions. Such clients include medical doctors, dentists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, veterinarians, surgeons, and chiropractors, among others, who he guides through their leasing, acquisition and other real property and practice related initiatives. His health care clients value David’s depth of experience in the area of health care transactions.

In addition, David offers a particular focus on the retail and shopping center transactions and is an active participant and speaker for the International Council of Shopping Centers. David is skilled in advising on negotiating leases, including for large national owners and tenants, including the unique aspects of such leases within the retail industry.

Moreover, David is also involved in and advises multi-national corporations in an array of corporate real estate transactions, which has included international transactions in Canada, Mexico, China, and other locations. Notably, he annually negotiates and closes matters involving hundreds of millions of dollars of transaction value annually.

David also represents creditors, and other institutions in a wide range of insolvency matters, including workouts, reorganizations, and receivership matters. In the receivership context, he has provided counsel within wide-expanse of different industries on issues impacting the appointment of receivers, day-to-day receivership operations, and the restructuring and/or liquidation of operating companies and related real estate. Many of the matters have involved significant inter-creditor disputes and contests within state and federal appellate courts.

David is a frequent presenter on real estate topics, including for the International Council of Shopping Centers, state and local bar organizations, real estate brokers and associations, at in-house client and industry continuing education events.

Contact & Links
  • 171 Monroe Avenue, NW, Suite 1000
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2694
  • Wayne State University, graduated 2008

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