Barbour, David M.

Profile & Practice Areas

David Barbour brings extensive transactional real estate experience to clients in a wide variety of issues including:

  • Representing numerous clients in the purchase, sale and operation of hospitality properties including financing, franchising and licensing, and liquor license transfers
  • Representing governmental clients in the purchase of major downtown Detroit office buildings
  • Negotiating and drafting industrial, commercial, retail and office building leases for both landlords and tenants
  • Successfully prosecuting real property tax appeals resulting in significant tax refunds for clients and marked reduction in the taxable value of commercial properties

David also has also devoted a significant portion of his practice to labor and employment law, including:

  • Collective bargaining
  • Grievance arbitration
  • Unfair labor practice litigation
  • Employment discrimination
  • Breach of employment contracts and non-competition agreements
  • Constructive discharge, and violation of public policy

He is a member of the American Arbitration Association, Employment Law Panel of Arbitrators.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV-Preeminent
  • DBusiness Top Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2024

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator

Community Involvement

  • The Salvation Army
  • Detroit Athletic Club (DAC), Member