Cyril Moscow is a highly respected corporate attorney with extensive experience advising business clients in corporate matters and securities transactions for more than 45 years.



Prior Experience

  • U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Trial Attorney, 1957-1960

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor in Law, University of Michigan Law School, 1973-2016
    • Securities regulation and business law courses and seminars






  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Class of 2023 Hall of Fame, 2023
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2023
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Closely & Privately Held Business Law
      • Publicly Held Corporations Law
      • Securities & Venture Finance Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1983-2021
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Banking and Finance Law
      • Corporate Governance Law
      • Corporate Law
      • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
      • Securities Regulation
      • Venture Capital Law 
    • Detroit Securities Regulation "Lawyer of the Year," 2014 and 2012
    • Detroit Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2013 and 2009
    • Detroit Banking Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2011
    • Recognized in every edition since the book was first published in 1983
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2018
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2017
    • Named as one of the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006 and 2007
  • Law Bulletin Media
    • Leading Lawyers, Closely & Privately Held Business Law, 2017, 2023-2024
    • Leading Lawyers, Publicly Held Corporations Law, 2017, 2023-2024
    • Leading Lawyers, Securities & Venture Finance Law, 2017, 2023-2024
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2003-2009 
    • Recognized as Senior Statesman in the Corporate/M&A Field in the state of Michigan; Chambers USA states:
      • 2009  "Continually referred to as 'the dean of the bar and a guru of corporate law in Michigan,' Cyril Moscow remains active and highly influential as a key adviser on major transactions, while also leading the State Bar committee on amendments to the Michigan Business Corporation Act and various state securities statutes." 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Business Law Section, Chair, 1979-1980
    • Business Corporation Act Revision Subcommittee, Chair, 1984-2010
  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section, Corporate Laws Committee, 1996-2003

News & Insights



  • Publication | 74 Law and Contemporary Problems 197 | Winter 2011
  • Michigan Securities Regulation
    Publication | Institute for Continuing Legal Education,2d Edition |
  • Michigan Corporation Law & Practice
    Publication | Aspen Law & Business | Supplemented Annually
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