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David H. Rowe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Traverse City, MI

Alward, Fisher, Rice, Rowe & Graf, PLC
202 E State St, Suite 100
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-346-5400
Fax: 231-941-9679
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015
Licensed in Michigan Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Business (60%), Business/Corporate (30%), Land Use/Zoning (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney David H. Rowe is a partner with the Alward Fisher Rice Rowe & Graf law firm, which has law offices in Traverse City and Elk Rapids, Michigan. A top-rated trial and transactional attorney with more than 19 years of total legal experience, Mr. Rowe provides unmatched counsel and support to clients across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Business and corporate law

·       Real estate, construction and condominium law

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Rowe has achieved remarkable success helping his clients with a variety of complex commercial and real estate transactions while also providing invaluable counsel regarding their companies' planning, organization and operations. He has extensive experience handling complicated mergers and acquisitions along with large-scale real estate developments, commercial leasing and other related matters.

Moreover, Mr. Rowe has gained a reputation for deftly helping his clients negotiate and enforce contractual agreements along with assisting real estate developers, landowners and other key stakeholders throughout the entitlement process for commercial, residential and mixed-use developments. In addition, he delivers effective counsel to condominium associations facing challenges involving their rights and obligations under the Michigan Condominium Act. A leader in this area of law, he has published articles regarding the Michigan Condominium Act and the Property Assessment Appeals process.

A 1997 cum laude graduate of Michigan State University, Mr. Rowe obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from DePaul University College of Law in 2001. He holds his license to practice in Illinois as well as Michigan, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Rowe is an active member of the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations, and he supports his local community by his service as director-at-large with the Three Lakes Association and his involvement with the WATARS Association and Antrim County United Through Ecology. He is also highly active with the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Real Estate: Business
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Land Use/Zoning
Focus Areas

Landlord/Tenant, Business Formation and Planning


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015

About David H. Rowe

First Admitted: 2001, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Antrim County United Through Ecology
  • Member, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
  • WATARS Association
  • Three lakes Association - Director at Large

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Written articles on the Michigan Condominium Act
  • Written articles on the Property Assessment Appeals process


  • Recognized as one of Michigan’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Grand Traverse - Leelanau - Antrim Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2001
  • Illinois, 2001
  • Michigan, 2004

Educational Background

  • Michigan State University, B.A., Honors: cum laude


  • David Rowe assisted in the closing and acquisition of a commercial industrial property for $675,000.00., 2011
  • David Rowe assisted in the closing and acquisition of commercial real estate for $1,900,000., 2011
  • David Rowe assisted a client in a commercial property acquisition of $900,000.00., 2011
  • David Rowe assisted a client with the purchase of 50% of membership interest for $850,000., 2012
  • David Rowe assisted a client in a commercial real estate purchase worth $2,550,000.00., 2011
  • David Rowe assisted a client in the closing and purchase of a medical office building for $400,000., 2012

Industry Groups

  • Condominium Associations
  • Real Estate Development
  • Resort And Hospitality
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Office Location for David H. Rowe

202 E State St
Suite 100
Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: 231-346-5400

Fax: 231-941-9679

Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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