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Paul R. Dimond

Of Counsel




University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1969

Amherst College, B.A. 1966

Bar Admissions

As board chair for a major private real estate firm and a former economic adviser to a U.S. president, two Michigan governors and two mayors of major Michigan cities as well as counsel to numerous partnerships, Paul R. Dimond is in a strategic position to help his clients frame and achieve their goals in complex real estate transactions.

These include acquisition, development, approvals and entitlements, private and public financing, federal, state and local tax, leasing and reorganization, refinancing, sale or exchange. In addition to real estate finance, Paul’s practice areas include public law, corporate and securities, and product litigation and torts.


Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law 2005-present

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law; Board of Trustees, 1977-93

Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Economic Policy, with responsibility for policy analysis and federal budget concerning education, labor, real estate, local regional markets and federal support for research and development (1993-1997)

National Summit on Retirement Savings, Presidential Appointee

McKinley, Inc., Chairman of the Board, 2001-present

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

The Henry Ford (Formerly Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village), Board of Trustees

Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, Board of Trustees

Southeastern Michigan Green Ways Initiative, Leadership Advisory Committee

Ann Arbor SPARK, Executive Committee, 2007-present

New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan, Economic Adviser and Founding Board Member, 2006-2008


American and Wayne State University Law Schools, Professor of Law, 1981-84

Wayne State University Law School, Adjunct Professor, 1985 and 1990

The University of Michigan Law School, Adjunct Lecturer, 1977-80

George Washington University Law School, Adjunct Professor, 1975-76


Numerous speeches and articles on education, economic policy, economic development, federalism and judicial review, and constitutional law


"Paul Dimond, Storyteller," Detroit Legal News, October 3, 2012

The Supreme Court and Judicial Choice, The University of Michigan Press, 1989

Beyond Busing, The University of Michigan Press, "Book of the Year," American Political Science Association, 1985, reissued with new Retrospect and Prospect, 2005

A Dilemma of Local Government Law, (D.C. Heath-Lexington), 1980

Op Ed Column on National Economic Policy "Common Sense," Detroit Free Press, 1999-00

Op Ed Column on National Economic Policy "Common Ground," Detroit News, 2005