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Four attorneys join Honigman’s nationally recognized Real Estate practice – Lowell D. Salesin, Kasturi Bagchi and L. Jeffrey Zauberman as partners and Suzanne S. Reynolds as an attorney

May 31, 2013


Susan Sherbow
T: 313.465.7048

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is pleased to announce that Lowell D. Salesin has joined the firm as a partner in its Real Estate Department. Having practiced law for nearly 20 years, Salesin is highly regarded nationally in the commercial real estate industry.

In addition to Salesin, Kasturi Bagchi and L. Jeffrey Zauberman have joined Honigman as partners. Suzanne S. Reynolds also joins the firm as an attorney. They formerly practiced at Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller, P.C. and are now members of Honigman’s Real Estate Department.

“We are very pleased that this talented group of attorneys is joining Honigman and believe that their addition cements our already dominant position in the real estate marketplace,” said Honigman’s Chairman and CEO David Foltyn. “In particular, Lowell is a stellar professional and community leader and is appreciated by his many clients for his attentive service.”

Lowell D. Salesin primarily serves clients in the retail, multifamily housing and office industry segments. His representation of lenders and developers provides him with a distinct perspective on acquisition, financings, leasing, construction and development matters. Early in his career, the intricacy of his work on complex transactions brought him to the attention of well-recognized client and peer review publications.

Since 2004, Salesin has been consistently recognized each year by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers) and has been described as “talented,” “an exceptional deal maker” and “highly organized and extremely effective.” He has also gained recognition as one of the top 100 lawyers by Michigan Super Lawyers since 2008 and by Best Lawyers in America since 2006. Salesin earned a J.D., with high honors, from George Washington University National Law Center and a B.S. from Indiana University.

Kasturi Bagchi has practiced law for 18 years and focuses on real estate development and finance, working to manage clients’ risk in loan, real estate and asset-based transactions. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Tulane University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Bagchi is admitted to practice in Michigan, New Jersey and California.

L. Jeffrey Zauberman has practiced law for more than 25 years and focuses his practice on real estate development and secured lending. He earned a J.D. from the University of Detroit School of Law and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada. Zauberman is admitted to practice in Michigan.

Suzanne S. Reynolds has practiced law for 26 years and focuses her practice on real estate matters and condominium law. She earned a J.D., summa cum laude, from Detroit College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. She is admitted to practice in Michigan.

The addition of these four attorneys enhances Honigman’s nationally recognized Real Estate Department. Its sophisticated, high-profile transactions involve retail, office, industrial and affordable housing projects, and include acquisitions, sales, leases and financing. Some of the firm’s real estate clients include: Bedrock Real Estate Services, Cabela’s, Dillard’s Inc., General Motors, Meijer, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, Phillips Edison & Company, Ramco-Gershenson Properties, L.P., Schostak Brothers & Company, Inc., The Taubman Company and Village Green.

In 2013, Chambers stated that Honigman’s Real Estate practice “is well equipped to provide market-leading advice on a comprehensive range of real estate matters” and is “a very high-class and high-level sophisticated practice.” Honigman is the only Real Estate practice in Michigan to receive a top tier ranking in the Chambers publication.

Honigman also received high national ranking from U.S. News and Best Lawyers 2013 for its real estate litigation practice and was recognized as Michigan’s Commercial Property Law Firm of the Year for 2013 by Global Law Experts, an online resource for locating legal advisors.