David P. Johnson, JD, BCS, CPA, CFP, CLU, ChFC received his Bachelor of Business... more
David P. Johnson, JD, BCS, CPA, CFP, CLU, ChFC received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with distinction from the University of Michigan in 1978, and his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University in 1983. Prior to his 26 years in the private practice of law, he was an attorney-CPA with "Big Eight" accounting firms and a Trust Officer with Northern Trust. He has been con... view profile
Real estate attorneys deal with the many laws and practice areas associated with land ownership issues. For example, a commercial real estate attorney knows which laws apply to commercial transactions for construction/development projects (such as condo construction), or land use/zoning projects (such as subdividing a parcel of land for development), or real property issues (such as financing a large land purchase). Likewise, residential real estate lawyers help you buy a home, or prevent you from losing your home in foreclosure. They also know how residential tenancy laws work and can advise you of your rights as a tenant. With so many types of real estate attorneys, it is important to find a specialist who does the work you need.