David Hales

Member; Co-chair, Real Estate;
Cleveland
P: 216.430.2010
dhales@mcdonaldhopkins.com

David Hales is a co-chair of the Real Estate Practice Group. He is an accomplished real estate attorney with over 20 years of experience acting as real estate counsel for closely held businesses, public companies, governmental entities, educational institutions, and religious organizations that serve the real estate, logistics, automotive, insurance, hotel, charitable and military components industries. He represents both lenders and borrowers in real estate workouts, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, purchase of distressed debt, foreclosures, receiverships, and bankruptcy. With considerable knowledge and expertise in real estate transactions, David assists both owners and lenders, and both sponsors and investors of limited partnership interests. He provides corporate real estate and general corporate counseling for real estate entrepreneurs, investors, lenders, and developers.

Earlier in his career, David was a certified public accountant at a Big 5 accounting firm in New York City. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 1996 and a Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York at Binghamton in 1991.

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