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Clark Hill Attorney William B. Dunn Named to Lawyer Hall of Fame by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

March 18, 2021

Clark Hill attorney William B. Dunn has been named to the Class of 2021 Lawyer Hall of Fame by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. This award recognizes members of the legal profession who have been in practice for at least 30 years or have reached the age of 60 or older. Hall of fame inductees have made an imprint on their profession through precedent-setting cases, high-dollar outcomes, and successful resolutions for their clients. Michigan Lawyers Weekly will host its 3rd annual Hall of Fame awards ceremony as a virtual event on April 13, 2021. For a full list of honorees, please visit

Dunn serves clients and the firm as a trusted advisor. With a wealth of experience and a commitment to understanding his client’s business, Dunn quickly applies the talents of his team to provide cost-effective solutions.

Over his long and active career, Dunn has routinely been involved in a broad spectrum of real estate and commercial transactions for private and public entities. His work has included infrastructure development; office and commercial acquisitions, development, and leasing; commercial real estate finance on behalf of lenders and borrowers; foreclosures and workouts; industrial project finance and land development; land use and development; and advising clients in all aspects of real estate matters. Dunn served as special real estate counsel to the City of Detroit during a period of major redevelopment and investment in the later 1990s and early 2000s.

Dunn is a recognized authority in the area of legal opinions in business transactions and has served as chair of committees for the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estates Law on that subject. He is a frequent lecturer at national, regional, and statewide programs on various aspects of secured financing. In addition, Dunn’s activity in the area of legal ethics and professional responsibility has led to speaking and consulting engagements and to his service as an expert witness.

Among Dunn’s many professional achievements is Presidency of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Chair of the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estates Law Section, Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee. He served as Leader of Clark Hill’s Real Estate Services Practice Group until becoming Counsel to the firm.

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