Honigman Adds Attorneys to Detroit, Bloomfield Hills


DETROIT — Three new attorneys have joined the Detroit-based law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn. They are:

T.J. Johnson is a member of its intellectual property department and will work in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. Johnson will focus his practice on patent matters, particularly in the areas of mechanical, electrical ,and software arts. Previously, Johnson, of Beverly Hills, worked at Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis.

He earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and a minor in mechanical engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Gabrielle L. Sims has joined the corporate department and work in the firm’s Detroit office. Sims will focus on corporate governance, private and public securities offerings, and compliance and disclosure under SEC rules and listing standards. Her securities offering experience focuses on assisting issuers and underwriters in a variety of capital market transactions, including investment grade and high yield notes offerings and initial public and secondary stock offerings. Previously, she worked at  Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York City.

Sims, of Southfield, earned a jurist doctor from Howard University School of Law, where she was the executive publications editor for the Howard Law Journal. She received a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Douglas E. Kelin has joined the law firm as a partner in its real estate department in the firm’s Detroit office. He joins Honigman from Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin PC in Bloomfield Hills.

Kelin, of Detroit, will focus on counseling clients with regard to acquisition, development, construction, leasing, financing, and restructuring. He represents clients in a variety of industries, including retail, office, industrial, multifamily, hospitality and construction.

He earned an LL.M. in banking and finance law from Boston University School of Law and a juris doctor from Michigan State University College of Law. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Michigan State University.