David W Hipp

Firm: Butzel Long
Location: Detroit - MI

  • 150 West Jefferson Ave. Suite 100
    Detroit, MI 48226
  • Tel : 248 593 3026
  • Fax : 248 258 1439

David W. Hipp is Counsel and practices in Butzel Long’s Bloomfield Hills 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 2018 (for 12 years) under Real Estate, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 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.


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate, 2005-2019
  • Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2016, 2018 & 2019
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2016-2018


Butzel Long’s real estate team has worked on virtually every type of project: major urban redevelopment projects, downtown office facilities, greenfield development of office, industrial, research and technical centers, retail, hotels and residential properties as well as signature incentive programs.

Our multi-disciplinary team is comprised of attorneys who have handled real estate activities ranging from the development of community projects, to spearheading tax increment finance, from the creation of sophisticated financial instruments to the drafting of leases, from zoning, condemnation and tax issues to mineral rights, environmental assessments and permitting. Our group has the expertise to navigate the public dollars arena, efficiently and effectively.

Butzel Long attorneys bring knowledge and experience in real estate transactions to the courtroom when litigating the broad range of issues that confront the real estate industry. Our real estate litigation attorneys have experience representing buyers, sellers, agents, brokers, governments, owners, developers, lenders, landlords, tenants, investors, contractors and title insurance companies and their insureds in a wide variety of real property litigation matters, including mortgage and tax foreclosures, eminent domain, construction liens, title insurance claims, boundary and easement disputes, brokerage commission disputes, and specific performance of purchase agreements. We understand that resolving disputes in a practical and timely manner is important in the real estate industry, where real estate transactions typically occur within a short time frame. For that reason, our real estate litigation attorneys strive to provide our clients with quick and decisive resolutions.