Edward F. Kickham offers his clients practical common sense advice and thoughtful creativity born of his long and varied experience.
Ed received his B.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame in 1968 and served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia from 1968 to 1970. He received a J.D., with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1973. He was a member of the editorial staff of the Michigan Law Review and published an article on remedies for insider trading violations under the Federal securities laws. Mr. Kickham joined the HonigmanMiller Schwartz and Cohn law firm in Detroit, Michigan upon graduating from law school and practiced with that firm as an associate and then partner until 1999. Mr. Kickham began his career with six years as a commercial litigator generally involved with real estate disputes and mortgage loan work-outs. He has since then devoted his practice to business transactions, primarily representing real estate developers, operators and professional investors, counseling his clients in the development or acquisition and financing of shopping centers, office buildings, residential subdivisions and manufactured housing communities. He has also counseled a computer software firm, a tool and die maker, a major auto supplier, several banks, and several retailers and franchisees, and a start up retail marketing firm.
Ed has extensive experience in equity and debt financing structures, including tax shelter and cash flow syndications, shared appreciation commercial mortgages, government supported low and moderate income housing and rehabilitations of historic structures. He regularly counsels clients concerning the formation of limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships. Ed has closed acquisitions, sales and financings in some twenty different states and in Canada. He also counsels clients in connection with zoning, land use, eminent domain, and tax assessment and valuation matters. In recent years as the economy dictates he has counseled numerous borrowers and guarantors in troubled loan situations.
Ed has been a business lawyer and counselor through several phases of the business cycle and currently devotes a major portion of his practice to troubled loans and other creditor debtor matters. He is regularly retained as an expert witness regarding standard real estate practices and has lectured frequently. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Superlawyers and is among notable Michigan lawyers in listed in Chambers Partners (U.K.) index to the World’s Leading Lawyers. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and an inactive member of The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Texas.