Dawn Yeaton

Senior Counsel Detroit (Southfield)
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Dawn is an attorney in our Lending and Finance practice group.

Dawn assists private equity and institutional lenders with commercial financing transactions including real estate backed loans and asset-based lending for diverse borrowers including owners and operators of senior housing facilities, restaurants and multi-use properties, condominium developers and a developer and financer of time share assets. 

Her practice also includes real estate sales, acquisitions, financing, leasing and development projects, representing owners and developers of real estate projects throughout the country, including manufactured home communities, office buildings, and shopping centers. 

Dawn’s efficient and practical approach to the legal aspects of the transaction, due diligence issues, and negotiations results in transactions closing in a thorough, yet timely and cost-effective, manner. 


  • Honoree, Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2015-2019)

  • Honoree, Top Woman Attorney in Banking, Hour Detroit (2015-2019)


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

    magna cum laude
    J. Frank Murphy Honor Society
    Dean's Honor Society
    Frank S. Sengstock Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing

  • University of Michigan

    B.A., Communication


  • State - Michigan
  • Federal - U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal - U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan