"The attorneys at Honigman are our go-to deal team. They have been an integral part of our transactional analysis and execution for many years. As an extension of our deal team, they know what is important to us and how to accomplish the results we need. We often encounter difficult situations with tight time frames, and they are always available to us and completely reliable. The judgment and negotiation skills they bring to our transactions are critical to how we do business."
– Brian Demkowicz, Managing Partner, Huron Capital Partners (Detroit, Michigan)
"In my role as Executive Vice President of Advantage Computing Systems, Inc. (Ann Arbor), I was the chief negotiator for our Software License and Service Agreements, and I had experience with many attorneys and firms, domestically and internationally. When I needed counsel for a shareholder dispute, I chose Honigman. I say without reservation that Honigman was the most competent, smartest, and finest firm I ever dealt with. In many ways, it was the best money I ever spent. Their understanding of corporate law, their negotiating skills, and their understanding of my needs were unsurpassed. They are great lawyers and great people to work with."
– Samuel C. Williamson, Executive Vice President, Advantage Computing Systems, Inc. (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
"Rarely do you find a law firm partner that is not only on the cutting edge of Michigan and national property tax legal issues but are also very astute businessmen and women. This is a rare combination of attributes today. Honigman’s property tax team is one of the best in the nation and represents Target’s interests with passion, integrity and great skill. In my opinion they are the premier property tax legal team in the nation and take a back seat to none."
– Peter J. Costa, Director, Property Taxes, Target Corporation (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
"Many attorneys stay focused on their special niche, and don't have an ability to see the whole deal and how the parts interact. The Honigman team is quite the opposite, not only ensuring that the existing pieces fit together, but that future events don't upset the balance. We know that we can trust them to listen to problems, follow through on promises, and actively find solutions to each new challenge. We have worked with Honigman on projects across the country, and have found them to be just the type of advisor you'd want: thoughtful, detailed, aggressive and responsive."
– Angus King, Evergreen Partners LLC (Portland, Maine)
"Honigman lawyers have been an integral part of The Taubman Company's business since its inception. We deeply value the intensity, skill and experience that they bring to our business operations."
– Bill Taubman, Chief Operating Officer, The Taubman Company LLC (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
"Kojaian Management Corporation’s commitment to quality extends beyond its office, industrial, and retail developments to its choice of professional partners. And in real estate law, you need the best people — those who are committed equally to expediency and excellence in every detail. That’s why we select Honigman for so much of our commercial real estate work. Our business relationship has truly been a well-aimed partnership; the Honigman team readily comes alongside to execute in a timely manner. We couldn't ask for anything better."
– C. Michael Kojaian, Executive Vice President, Kojaian Management Corporation (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
"The Detroit River Tunnel Partnership has worked with Honigman for over ten years on all the legal aspects involved in building a replacement rail tunnel between the U.S. and Canada under the Detroit River. They have helped with many real estate transactions, environmental law reviews, as well as representation in matters that required litigation.
Support from this fine legal team extends far beyond legal analysis and guidance. Honigman lawyers interpret legislative language at city, state, and federal levels, provide far-ranging research capabilities, and are involved in our legal strategic planning. These resources as well as consistent and timely responsiveness make the Honigman attorneys a valuable part of our project. We wouldn't be where we are today without them."
– Marge Byington, Director of Communications and Government Relations, The Detroit River Tunnel Partnership (Detroit, Michigan)
"Although we are based here in Michigan and invest heavily in the region, Arboretum Ventures also invests in other areas of the United States. As a result, we need a law firm that not only provides us with excellent and timely service but also understands the dynamics of the national venture capital marketplace. Our team at Honigman has the knowledge and breadth of deal experience to give us credibility wherever we do business."
– Tim Petersen, Managing Director, Arboretum Ventures (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
"This was an extremely complicated deal, involving multiple manufacturing plants and technical facilities located in ten countries and some very complex legal agreements," said a member of Tempo Group, Inc. upon Honigman’s completion of negotiations on the principal terms and conditions of the $100 million acquisition of the remaining pieces of Delphi’s global brake and suspension component business. "The support from the Honigman legal team was incredible. They not only provided us with excellent service but also managed to move the transaction from due diligence to signing the purchase agreement in a very compressed time frame." BeijingWest Industries Co., Ltd., the buyer, is a new joint venture based in Beijing, China that is owned by Capital Iron & Steel Company of China, the Tempo Group, Inc. and a state-owned investment company of Beijing.
– Tempo Group, Inc., (Canton, Michigan)
"In a subtle Midwestern way, the Honigman team has brought top-end legal counsel to our operations, including protecting our intellectual property assets throughout the world, supporting our litigation needs, helping us make add-on acquisitions, negotiating our real estate arrangements, documenting our relationships with foreign suppliers, and counseling us on our employment matters. We really do value our partnership with Honigman."
– Lawrence B. Seawell, CEO, Hercules Tire & Rubber Company (Findlay, Ohio), a portfolio company of FdG Associates (New York, New York)
"As a private equity firm with offices in both Detroit and New York, we have the opportunity to choose from exceptional firms for our legal needs. We have used Honigman since 2000 on various assignments and found their service and skills have continually met the high level of performance we require. In the private equity market, sophistication, speed and judgment are the key criteria for successful legal representation. Honigman possesses all of those characteristics. We will continue to use Honigman for our private equity legal needs."
– Gerard W. Boylan, Managing Director, Long Point Capital (Royal Oak, Michigan; New York, New York)
"Honigman has aided our private equity firm on many complex transactions proving not only to be an indispensable advisor but also a facilitator in completing the transaction. They have a breadth of experience, the resources to move at the speed our transactions require and the business judgment and creativity to help us work through and solve problems. Honigman is truly an exceptional advisor and an essential part of our team."
– Matthew F. Lehman, Managing Director, Sorenson Capital Partners (Lehi, Utah)
"When we started our fund, we were looking for a law firm partner that could provide timely, sophisticated legal advice to us in a cost-effective manner. Honigman fit the bill, and they have been our legal advisor from the start. They bring to bear the expertise, business judgment and speed that we require in our transactions. Honigman is a critical part of the BlackEagle team."
– Jason Runco, BlackEagle Partners (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; New York, New York)
"As a third generation, diversified, family entrepreneurial business founded in 1920, Schostak Brothers and Company believes that Honigman has always provided it with a full range of legal services of the highest caliber. Real estate, corporate, employment matters, tax and estate planning are among the fields in which we receive advice and counsel from Honigman which has always been sound, quick and efficient. They are not only good lawyers and great counselors but deal makers as well."
– Robert, David and Mark Schostak, (Robert and David Schostak, Co-Presidents, Schostak Bros. and Co., LP; Mark Schostak, President) Livonia, Michigan
"It is rare to find a legal team that is thinking so far ahead of the deal team, in terms of the myriad legal issues that may come down the road, what steps can be taken now to preempt them, and reducing costs and time wasted in the future. That is what distinguished Honigman. They have been indispensable."
– Devon Archer, Christopher Heinz III and Dan Senor, Partners, Rosemont Capital (New York, New York)