Nixon Peabody has lost a dear colleague and friend in David Schon. David was a highly skilled attorney and leader of NP’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit team.
David joined the firm in 1997 and represented a diverse slate of clients, from institutional investors and mission-driven lenders to for-profit developers and nonprofit project sponsors. He was passionate in his belief that investments in historic buildings give people a sense of place and access to a shared history that inspires communities and capitalizes on local assets.
David’s practice focused on tax-advantaged, triple-bottom-line investments that delivered economic, social, and environmental benefits to sponsors and equity investors. Projects he touched have created a positive impact throughout the country.
He was well-known by colleagues, clients, and friends as a proud Detroiter, and many of his most notable projects enriched the city, including the rehabilitation and reuse of landmarks such as the Albert Kahn Building, the Inn on Ferry Street, the Garden Theatre, and the Book Cadillac Hotel.
Generations of people will benefit from David’s creative structuring and skilled lawyering. He is greatly missed by our NP family.