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Honigman opens Ann Arbor office

Historic Allmendinger building houses firm's attorneys

March 19, 2007

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, a premier Michigan-based business law firm, and First Martin, an Ann Arbor-based commercial real estate development and management firm, announced that Honigman has signed a lease for space on the fourth floor of the historic Allmendinger Building, at 130 South First St. in downtown Ann Arbor.  Renovation work will begin immediately with occupation scheduled for early May.

"Honigman is committed to Ann Arbor and being located in the heart of the city was important to our business," said David Parsigian, partner in Honigman's Corporate and Securities Practice and managing partner of the firm's Ann Arbor office. "The historic Allmendinger Building is a fantastic location for servicing clients in Ann Arbor and beyond.  Our corporate, private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax, intellectual property, litigation, labor and employment, and other business-related services ideally position Honigman to help clients grow with the Ann Arbor economy."

The Allmendinger Building was originally constructed in the late 1800s to house the Allmendinger Piano and Organ Factory. First Martin Corporation renovated the building in 1986 preserving many of the structure's original features including exposed brick walls and wood columns, beams and joists. Glass is used throughout the building to open and expose the building's historic charm. Displayed in the building's lobby entrance are some of the original organs and pianos constructed at the building.

"First Martin is pleased to add a distinguished law firm such as Honigman to the group of excellent tenants in this building," said Bob Gates, a Vice President of First Martin.

About First Martin

First Martin is a full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in the construction, management and leasing of retail (shopping centers), office, industrial, research, laboratory, warehouse facilities and properties located in Ann Arbor and Southeastern Michigan.