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Rajeev M. Patel

Co-Leader, Construction Planning Group


University of Michigan, J.D.
  • cum laude
  • Michigan Journal of International Law, Contributing Editor
Columbia University, A.B.
  • cum laude




Raj Patel is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate group, focusing his practice on construction project planning and contracting. As a US and UK qualified lawyer, Raj has significant experience in a broad range of real estate and corporate transactions across the aviation, infrastructure, and renewable energy sectors.

Raj advises real estate owners, developers and lenders on real estate development and construction projects, including negotiating ground leases, drafting and negotiating design and construction contracts, and advising on the purchase, sale, leasing, and financing of industrial, commercial, and residential buildings.

Prior to joining Honigman, Raj served as in-house counsel for two Fortune 100 companies where he focused on corporate development, technology transactions, environmental sustainability, real estate matters and project financing.


Prior Experience

  • United Airlines, Managing Counsel
  • RWE Renewables, Assistant General Counsel
  • Mayer Brown LLP, Associate


Professional & Community Involvement

American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2018 Fellow

International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)

Selden Society

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