Josh Opperer is a Partner and a member of the Board of Directors of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, a leading business law firm, which is based in Michigan, with a diverse, international practice.
Josh acts as an advisor to high net worth individuals and their business enterprises, and as lead mergers and acquisitions counsel and outside general counsel for several national private equity funds. He has a particular interest in acting as U.S. counsel to Israeli owned businesses with operations in the United States. Josh also is a member of Honigman's senior management team, acting as the firm-wide Business Development Partner, Chairman of the firm's PAC, and previously the hiring attorney for lateral partners.
He has been involved in a wide range of civic activities for the benefit of his local Jewish community and Jewish communities throughout the world. He currently is an officer (now the Treasurer) and executive committee member of the Detroit Jewish Federation.
His Federation leadership positions have included, among other roles:
First chair of and then advisor to several Detroit Federation funded programs supporting the advancement of Ethiopian olim chadashim in Israel.
Founding chair of The Class of a Million, a seven-figure fundraising initiative for Federation's Annual Campaign.
Leader of multiple missions to Israel and participant in several JAFI and Joint supported initiatives
Partnership 2000 Steering Committee.
Young Adult Division, President (2007) and campaign chair.
Josh's involvement in the Jewish community also has included: AIPAC, New Leaders Network; Frankel Jewish Academy, Trustee; Fresh Air Society, Director; JAPAC, Director; and United Jewish Communities, National Young Leadership Cabinet. For his leadership in the Jewish community, Josh has been honored with the Frank A. Wetsman Award (2009) and the Mark Family Young Leadership Award (2003).
He also has been involved in the larger community, serving or having served on the Board of the The Jewish Fund, on the Executive Committee of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, as chairman of the Think Twice Foundation, and as a director of the Humanitarian Aid Foundation.
He is a committee member since February 2012.