Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
  • cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • Wayne Law Review, Senior Associate Editor, 1983-1984
Michigan State University, B.A.
  • Accounting

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

  • Real Property Law Section

National Multi-Housing Council (NMHC)

  • Debt Finance Subcommittee, 2012-present

Apartment Association of Michigan (AAM)

  • Executive Board Officer, 2010-present
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Mr. Borenstein is a national industry leader in the market multifamily sector, representing some of the largest private multifamily companies in the country.  He also represents national and regional real estate owners, operators and developers of commercial, hotel, office and industrial properties, as well as lenders, contractors, and investors.  Mr. Borenstein is a frequent speaker on various real estate and financing-related topics before trade and professional real estate organizations.

  • Possesses nearly 30 years of experience handling numerous aspects of legal services, including multistate acquisitions, institutional financing and equity capitalization, syndications, development and new construction, including land use and zoning matters
  • Possesses particular experience in historic and low income tax credits, tax increment and bond financing and related transactions and programs
  • Provides counsel in real estate dispute resolution and litigation support related to controversies among private parties and government agencies
  • Holds national recognition for skills in Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) portfolio and capital markets execution financing


  • Handled the buyout and the corporate and partnership restructuring of one of the largest Midwest private multifamily real estate companies and its related real estate portfolio
  • Led and participated in the development of some of the largest high-rise multi-use redevelopments in the Midwest, involving complex financing and capital structures
  • Worked out numerous portfolios involving commercial and industrial properties with conduit, bank and insurance company financing
  • Structured and closed many major, multi-use public-private projects involving bond financing and other enhancements
  • Closed approximately $1.5 billion in real estate acquisitions, refinancings and recapitalizations in the past three years


Cranbrook Educational Community

  • Trustee, 2010-present
  • Cranbrook Schools Board of Governors, Chair

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

  • Partnership 2000 Committee, past member
  • Pathways to Community Leadership Committee II

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Seminars & Events


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2017
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated 
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2008, 2015 and 2016