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Maurice S. Binkow

Partner, Distinguished Counsel


Harvard Law School, LL.B.
  • cum laude
  • Board of Student Advisors
University of Michigan, A.B.
  • with distinction; Phi Beta Kappa

Prior Employment

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

American College of Real Estate Lawyers

  • Charter Member

State Bar of Michigan

  • Real Property Law Section
    • Council Member, 1974-present
    • Vice Chair, Chair Elect and Chair, 1975-1978
  • Land Title Standards Committee, 1975-1983, 1988-present
  • Taxation Section

Wayne State University Law School

  • Board of Visitors, Member
News & Resources


Maurice Binkow is a real estate attorney with more than 45 years of experience. He focuses his practice on counseling and representing property developers, owners, lenders, and investors in real estate development and project finance.

  • Advises clients on entity and tax structuring (federal and state), securitized financing, and complex transactions
  • Serves as counselor and trustee to high-net-worth individuals and families in their business, asset, and tax planning
  • Supports firm leadership, acting as the firm's leasing counsel and currently serving as Chair of Honigman's Opinion Committee; previously served as a long-time member of Executive Committee and Compensation Committee and Chair of the Real Estate Department


American Jewish Committee - Detroit Chapter

  • Former Chairman

University of Michigan, University Musical Society

  • UMS Senate
  • Finance Committee
  • Former Board Member

Gift of Life

  • Board of Directors

University of Michigan School of Music

  • Advisory Council

Kerrytown Concert House

  • Board of Directors

News & Resources


Press Releases


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1983-2019
    • Recognized in practice area of Real Estate Law 
    • Detroit Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2010
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2015-2018
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2019
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Real Estate Law: Commercial
      • Real Estate Law: Finance
      • Real Estate Law: Tax
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated