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Cleveland, OH

David Waxman

McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Business Regulation & Regulated Industries


With more than three decades of experience as real estate counsel, property owner, and investor, David Waxman helps clients in the real estate industry translate business goals into the legal structure that will best achieve them.

These days, David is particularly focused on helping clients take advantage of the significant tax benefits available through Opportunity Zone investments, with a futurist’s eye toward all cities morphing into “smart cities.”

Serving a national client base, but with a focus on Ohio and other Midwestern states, David advises both individuals and organizations, including public companies, closely held businesses, lenders, and manufacturers.

Clients rely on him to handle their transactions and matters pertaining to real estate acquisition, development, redevelopment, construction, environmental compliance and insurance, financing, opportunity zone transactions, leasing, and business acquisitions and divestitures. He helps investors, business owners, real estate developers, and property owners realize opportunities to improve their returns on investment.

David advises clients on the issues that arise in buying and selling businesses and – because he recognizes the fast-paced and high-stakes nature of the market – he places a high priority on putting deals together on time and on budget. He likes the challenge of structuring transactions in a way that allows them to go as smoothly as possible so clients reach their goals as efficiently as possible. He always thoroughly discusses the clients’ plans and objectives to understand in great detail the overall view of their business and how he can best help them accomplish their goals.

David is a past Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Real Estate Law Section and frequently speaks at seminars and conferences. He often draws on his wide network of relationships to help clients.

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