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Milton J. (Jack) Miller, A Founding Partner Of Honigman Miller Schwartz And Cohn LLP, Passes Away

March 19, 2007

Milton J. (Jack) Miller, a founding partner in 1948 of Detroit-based law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, passed away on March 6, at the age of 94.

During his career with the firm, Miller served as a business lawyer and headed a prestigious matrimonial practice where he represented many of Detroit's social elite, including Henry Ford II in his last divorce in the early 1980s.

"He was the very heart and soul of the firm and we will miss him deeply," said Alan S. Schwartz, CEO of Honigman.  "He was one of those amazing and fortunate men who remained mentally and physically vital throughout his lifetime, and he was an inspiration to us all."

Miller advised business clients in corporate transactions, combinations and acquisitions and represented their interests in negotiations and trial.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1933 and his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Michigan Law School in 1935.  He was a life-long member of the State Bar of Michigan as well as the International Society of Barristers.

A dedicated business leader and benefactor of Detroit institutions, Miller was deeply involved in both civic and Jewish causes, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

Miller is survived by his wife of more than 70 years, Jeanette Miller, two sons, Fred and Doug Miller, a daughter, Daphna Feldman, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  

About Honigman

Founded in 1948, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is a business law firm based in Detroit with fully integrated offices in Lansing, Ann Arbor and Oakland County, Michigan.