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Joshua F. Opperer

Member, Executive Committee
Member, Board of Directors


Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
  • cum laude
Michigan State University, B.A.


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Joshua Opperer is a partner in the firm's Corporate department and a member of the firm's Board of Directors.   

  • Serves as lead mergers and acquisitions counsel to private equity funds located around the country in national and international transactions
  • Serves as outside general counsel to national and multinational operating companies, including private equity portfolio companies
  • Advises high-net-worth individuals and their business enterprises on business planning and succession
  • Counsels Israeli entrepreneurs and businesses in connection with their U.S. operations
  • Active in the management of the firm, currently serving on the firm’s board, as co-chairperson of the firm’s strategic planning (Strategic Planning Partner), as chairperson of the firm’s PAC, and as chairperson of the firm’s community involvement and charitable activities
  • Previously served as the firm’s Business Development Partner and as co-chair of the firm's Lateral Partner Hiring Committee


Representative Matters

Representative clients include:

  • Angeles Equity Partners (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Argo Infrastructure Partners (New York, NY)
  • Birch Run Capital (New York, NY)
  • Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI)
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Detroit, MI)
  • FdG Associates (New York, NY)
  • Kardan-Nadlan (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • Kensington Capital (Foxborough, MA)
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (Beverly Hills, CA)
  • Oval Partners (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Parallel Investment Partners (Dallas, TX)
  • Sorenson Capital Partners (Lehi, UT)
  • Taubman Ventures Group (Bloomfield Hills, MI; New York, NY)
  • The Gores Group (Beverly Hills, CA)
  • The Scion Group (Chicago, IL)
  • Valens (Hod Hasharon, Israel)
  • W Capital Partners (New York, NY)



  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2009-2019
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
      • Publicly Held Corporations Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010, 2012, and 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • The Legal 500 United States, listed as highly recommended M&A attorney, 2007-2009
    • 2009 – "Clients praise Joshua Opperer for 'commanding understanding of the implications under the law for most business decisions. He is an excellent negotiator and extremely efficient.'"
  • Frank A. Wetsman Award, Honored by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, 2009
  • Crain's Detroit Business, Recognized as one of Metropolitan Detroit's "40 under 40" business leaders under the age of 40, 2004
  • Emerging Business Leader, Named one of 100 by the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2003
  • Mark Family Young Leadership Award, Honored by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, 2003
  • JLN, Annual dinner honoree, 1998
  • Hillel Student Center at Michigan State, Named honorary life member, 1992

Professional & Community Involvement

AIPAC, National New Leaders Network, 2007-2010

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

  • Executive Committee, 2003-2011 
  • Board of Directors, 2002-2015

Detroit National Center for Civil Discourse, Director

Farber Hebrew Day School, Yeshivat Akiva, member of the Executive Committee

Frankel Jewish Academy, former Trustee 

Fresh Air Society, former Director 

Humanitarian Aid Foundation, former Director 

Jewish Agency for Israel, Board of Governors Committee Member (Government Relations and Aliyah & Rescue) 

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, member of the Executive Committee and Chairperson of the Government Relations and Oversight Committee

The Jewish Fund, former Trustee 

Kehillat Etz Chayim, Director

Scale-Up Velocity, Ltd. (affiliated with Tel Aviv-based Start-Up Nation Central), Audit Committee Member and Shareholder

Think Twice Foundation, former Director and President 

United Jewish Communities, National Young Leadership Cabinet, 2000-2005

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