Joshua Opperer is a partner in the firm's Corporate department and a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Board of Directors and is the director of the firm’s Israeli subsidiary, Honigman Law Israel, and the firm’s Israel practice. Josh currently chairs the firm’s charitable and political activities and previously chaired its partner hiring and business development functions.

Josh serves as lead mergers and acquisitions counsel to private equity funds located around the United States, acts as primary outside counsel on a wide variety of matters to national and multinational operating companies, and advises high-net-worth individuals and their family business enterprises on succession, including family and charitable planning.


Practice Areas



Representative Matters

Josh’s clients include private equity funds and family offices (and their portfolio companies) based in Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto and Salt Lake City, as well as operating companies throughout the United States. 

Representative clients include:

  • Aludyne (Southfield, MI)
  • Angeles Equity Partners (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Brookside Equity Partners (Stamford, CT)
  • BSRE (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI)
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Detroit, MI)
  • JPMorgan Asset Management managed funds (New York, NY)
  • Kensington Capital (Foxborough, MA)
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (Beverly Hills, CA)
  • Lightbay Capital (Beverly Hills, CA)
  • Oaktree Capital (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Oval Partners (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Parallel Capital (Dallas, TX)
  • Peninsula Capital (Detroit, MI)
  • Sorenson Capital Partners (Lehi, UT)
  • Taubman Capital (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
  • The Scion Group (Chicago, IL)






  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2024
    • Recognized in the area of Corporate Law
  • Law Bulletin Media
    • Leading Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2023
    • Leading Lawyers, Publicly Held Corporations Law, 2023
  • Frank A. Wetsman Award, Honored by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, 2009
  • Crain's Detroit Business, Recognized as one of Metropolitan Detroit's "40 under 40" business leaders under the age of 40, 2004
  • Emerging Business Leader, Named one of 100 by the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2003
  • Mark Family Young Leadership Award, Honored by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, 2003
  • JLN, Annual dinner honoree, 1998
  • Hillel Student Center at Michigan State, Named honorary life member, 1992

Professional & Community Involvement

Jewish School Leadership Enterprise

  • Board of Directors

AIPAC, National New Leaders Network, 2007-2010 and 2023-current

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

  • Executive Committee, 2003-2011 
  • Board of Directors, 2002-2015

Farber Hebrew Day School, Yeshivat Akiva, member of the Executive Committee

Frankel Jewish Academy, former Trustee 

Fresh Air Society, former Director 

Humanitarian Aid Foundation, former Director 

Jewish Agency for Israel, former Board of Governors Committee Member (Government Relations and Aliyah & Rescue) 

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Campaign Co-Chairperson (2020-2023); longtime member of the Board and Executive Committee; current Co-Chairperson of Government Relations

The Jewish Fund, former Trustee 

Kehillat Etz Chayim, Founder and former Director

Scale-Up Velocity, Ltd. (affiliated with Tel Aviv-based Start-Up Nation Central), Audit Committee Member and Shareholder

Think Twice Foundation, former Director and President 

United Jewish Communities, National Young Leadership Cabinet, 2000-2005

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