Honigman Attorney Sheldon P. Winkelman Elected President of the Michigan Housing Council

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (Honigman) is pleased to announce that Sheldon P. Winkelman, a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department, has been reelected President of the Michigan Housing Council (MHC). This is his second term, which will end spring 2010.

Founded in 1989, the MHC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the financing, construction, management and rehabilitation of affordable housing in Michigan. Winkelman has been a member of the MHC since its inception and is the first attorney to hold the position of President.

“I am honored to be chosen to serve a second term leading industry efforts in the promotion of the MHC mission,” said Winkelman. “I look forward to working with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and other affordable housing organizations to address the many challenges our industry is facing and thank all those involved in helping us move forward.”

Winkelman has more than four decades experience working on a wide variety of commercial real estate and financing transactions with an emphasis on government-assisted housing. His other areas of practice include Gaming and Hospitality; Tribal Sovereignty and Development; Affordable Housing; and Government Assisted Financing.

Listed in the 2008 edition of Best Lawyers in America, as well as 2007 Michigan Super Lawyers, Winkelman has authored several articles on market rate and affordable housing that have been published in the Michigan Bar Journal and the Journal of the Real Estate Section of the Michigan Bar Association.

Winkelman is a member of both the Michigan Bar and Washington, D.C. Bar. He earned his B.A. degree from Wayne State University and his J.D. from Wayne State’s Law School.

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