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Attorney Denise J. Lewis of Honigman's Detroit Office elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers

August 16, 2004

Denise J. Lewis, a senior partner in the Real Estate Department of Detroit-based law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, has been elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).  Lewis joins five other Honigman Miller attorneys as members of ACREL.

Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, ACREL brings together distinguished real estate attorneys from around the country to promote standards of professional and ethical responsibility.  Membership in ACREL is by  invitation only, and nomination is based on professional reputation and more than ten years of demonstrated ability in the field of real estate law.

Lewis is the first woman attorney and first minority attorney in Michigan elected to membership in ACREL.  The election to ACREL recognizes Ms. Lewis as one of the leading real estate attorneys in the State.

The Real Estate Department at Honigman has six attorneys elected to ACREL membership, the highest number for any law firm in Michigan.  The Honigman Real Estate Department also ranks among the top tier of law firms nationally in terms of the number of attorneys elected to ACREL membership.

Lewis joined Honigman Miller in 1983.  Her practice has focused on major redevelopment projects in urban downtown centers, and she represents developers and national corporations in hotel, office and residential projects, often involving public/private partnerships.  She has been named to Crain's Detroit Business "Most Influential Women Leaders" and "Outstanding Black Business Leaders."  She received the Professional Leadership Award from the Michigan Business and Professional Association and the Dauris Jackson Award from Wayne State University.  Lewis has lectured for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the State Bar of Michigan, and she has served on the governing council of the State Bar's Real Property Law Section.  She has presented to the International Shopping Centers' Law Conference.