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Honigman partner Maurice S. Binkow appointed to Gift of Life Michigan Board

May 6, 2010

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Honigman) is pleased to announce that Maurice S. Binkow, a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department, has been appointed to the Board of Gift of Life Michigan, a full-service organ and tissue recovery organization.

Binkow has counseled property developers, owners, lenders and investors in real estate development and project finance for more than 45 years. He focuses his practice on federal, state and local real estate and entity tax structuring, securitized financing and complex transactions. Binkow also serves as counselor and trustee to high net worth individuals and families in their business, asset and tax planning. In addition, Binkow is the Chair of Honigman’s Opinion Committee and counsels the firm on real estate and leasing issues.

Aside from his volunteer work with Gift of Life, Binkow is the former Chair of the American Jewish Committee, Detroit Chapter; a member of the Finance Committee and former Board member of the University Musical Society at the University of Michigan; and a member of the University of Michigan School of Music Advisory Council.

Binkow has been named in Best Lawyers from 1983 to 2010 and “Detroit Best Lawyers Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” for 2010, as well as in Michigan Super Lawyers from 2006 to present. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was named a top Lawyer by DBusiness in 2010.

He received a LL.B., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his A.B., Phi Beta Kappa with distinction, from the University of Michigan.

About Gift of Life Michigan

Gift of Life Michigan is the state's federally designated full-service organ and tissue recovery organization. It acts as the intermediary between donors and their families, physicians and hospital staff. Established in 1971, Gift of Life's mission is to improve and extend the lives of the citizens of the state of Michigan by increasing public and professional participation in organ and tissue donation for transplantation. Last year, there were 288 deceased organ donors in Michigan, and these generous individuals provided 864 life-saving organs that were transplanted. In addition, nearly 900 tissue donors provided gifts such as bone, skin, heart valves and tendons that improved the lives of thousands of residents here and across the nation. Anyone -- regardless of age or medical history -- can join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry to document their wish to help others after they are deceased. It takes less than a minute to join at http://www.giftoflifemichigan.org/ or by calling 800-482-4881. In Michigan, about 3,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and nationwide the number is over 106,000.