Daily Briefs

Holiday Hours

The Third Circuit Court Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

On Wednesday, Dec. 26, Thursday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 28, the court will be open for essential services only, including criminal arraignments, probation violation, failure to appear warrants, personal protection orders, parental waivers, and other emergency civil and family division matters. The County Clerk’s office will be open to accept civil and domestic relations pleadings and new case filings from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on those days.

The court will be closed on Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in observance of New Year’s Eve and and New Year’s Day, and will re-open on Wednesday, Jan. 2. The emergency procedure that is posted in the Detroit Legal News every Friday should be followed for any after-hour emergency matter.

The Michigan Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, and the State Court Administrative Office will be closed for the holidays on Monday, Dec. 24; Tuesday, Dec. 25; Monday, Dec. 31; and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
The Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and SCAO will be open on Wednesday, Dec. 26; Thursday, Dec. 27; and Friday, Dec. 28.

The Wayne County Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, and will re-open on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. The following will be open Dec. 26, 27, and 28 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.: Coleman A. Young Municipal Center for  Circuit Court Civil and Family Division filings (Rm. 201) and Personal Protection Orders (Rm. 928); Frank Murphy Hall of Justice Criminal Division. The Lincoln Hall of Justice Juvenile Division will be open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. only on those days. The Case Initiation Unit will be open to process filings from the Department of Human Services and Juvenile Assessment Center.


GLE names firm state’s  Commercial Property Law Firm of the Year

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP has been recognized as Michigan’s Commercial Property Law Firm of the Year by Global Law Experts (GLE) for their 2013 practice area awards. GLE is an online resource for locating legal advisors in special practice fields.

Honigman’s commercial property law practice is part of the firm’s Real Estate Department and its attorneys are acknowledged leaders in their area of law. In 2012, Chambers and Partners, a well-recognized client and peer review organization, states that Honigman’s real estate practice “maintains a lead position in the market” due to the “unrivaled depth and breadth of practice.”

The firm is known for its sophisticated, high-profile legal transactions and has a national reputation, particularly in retail, office, industrial, multifamily housing, hospitality and financing. Some of the firm’s national clients include: The Taubman Company, Ramco-Gershenson Properties, L.P., Pulte Corporation, General Motors, Sears Holdings Corporation, Meijer stores, Village Green, Phillips Edison & Company and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust.