Detroit’s Honigman LLP has named J. Adam Rothstein and Lowell D. Salesin co-chairs of the firm’s real estate department. They both previously served as department vice chairs.
Rothstein has a practice that involves all aspects of real estate transactions with an emphasis on the retail and hospitality industries. He earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
Salesin serves as lead counsel for real estate investment trusts and private real estate owners and operators across the country. He earned his juris doctor degree from George Washington Law School.
Joel M. Krugel has been named vice chair and administrative partner of the department. His practice encompasses all aspects of real estate law with a particular focus on the retail real-estate industry. He also serves as leader of the lending and finance practice group. He earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
“Honigman’s storied real estate department was the cornerstone on which this firm was built,” says David Foltyn, chairman and CEO. “This new leadership comes at an exciting time as Detroit continues to revitalize and develop at an exceptional rate, and our real estate practice continues to grow nationally. Adam, Lowell, and Joel lead a team of experienced attorneys with a wide array of niche specialties, making our real estate department a one-stop shop for our clients.”
The new appointments follow the retirement of the department’s former chair of 20 years, Lawrence D. McLaughlin.
Honigman’s real estate department was founded in 1948. From 2017-2018, it handled nearly 1,900 transactions with a total deal value of more than $30.1 billion.