David Caldon


David Caldon is a member of our small business and public sector practice groups.  He specializes in real estate and real estate finance law with particular expertise representing both private developers and municipalities in all aspects of municipal and transactional real estate law.

Within the small business group, Dave represents commercial developers throughout all phases of their commercial development projects, including initial land acquisition, permitting, construction contracting, construction financing, and permanent securitized financing.  He also has broad experience with commercial and residential condominium development, having drafted condominium documents for many local prominent business and residential condominium projects.  He serves as general counsel to over thirty Michigan condominium associations, collectively comprising thousands of residential units.

For the public sector group, Dave represents a wide variety of cities, villages, and townships and works with municipal staff to review and respond to applications for land divisions, rezoning, planned unit developments and other zoning approvals, and to provide counsel on complex development issues generally.  He has also served as borrower’s counsel in connection with municipal bond financing transactions, and as grantee’s counsel in connection with MNRTF grant applications.
Dave’s experience with real estate from both the business and municipal sides provides him with a unique understanding that benefits his clients and helps to inform his practical and cost-effective advice to clients.

Dave has consistently been listed as a Rising Star as part of Super Lawyers® of Michigan.  He is the former chair of the Grand Rapids Bar Association’s Real Estate Section and also served a two terms on that Section’s Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Law Weathers, Dave completed an internship with the Hon. Consuelo B. Marshall, United States District Court judge for the Central District of California.

In his free time, Dave enjoys spending weekends with his family in northern Michigan where he releases his inner-outdoor enthusiast.