Our Firm

Mantese Honigman, P.C. represents a blend of large firm sophistication and skill with small firm energy and responsiveness.

Our Firm - Mantese Honigman - home-image-1CEO Gerard V. Mantese and former State Senator David Honigman began their legal careers together at one of Michigan’s largest law firms, and learned the practice of law under many of the State’s most notable attorneys. After developing a solid foundation of legal skills, Mr. Mantese began his own firm in 1994, which he has developed into a dynamic force in the legal community, both in Michigan and across the country.

Over the ensuing years, Mr. Mantese has been recognized for legal excellence on numerous occasions. Among other awards, he has been recognized as one of Crain’s “40 under 40”; named a “Super Lawyer” for years; named one of the country’s “Best Lawyers”; and recognized as one of Michigan’s “Leaders in the Law.” Mr. Mantese has successfully represented clients in numerous multi-million dollar lawsuits, and built a reputation as a fearsome advocate who also maintains the highest levels of honesty and integrity. While building the firm, Mr. Mantese has made sure to surround himself with attorneys and employees who share his values and work ethic.
Meanwhile, Mr. Honigman became one of just a handful of people during the past century to beat an incumbent State Representative in a primary election. As a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, he was the only legislator in memory to be appointed by the opposing political party to chair a Subcommittee. As a member of the Michigan Senate, he was the only legislator chosen to simultaneously chair two standing Committees of the Senate. Mr. Honigman also found time to author more bills that were passed into law than any other legislator, both as a Representative and a Senator.
In addition to partnering with his old colleague Mr. Honigman, Mr. Mantese has created a law firm staffed with some of Metro Detroit's best and brightest attorneys, including Ian Williamson, who has been a partner since 2009. Mr. Williamson has substantial experience litigating disputes among owners of closely held businesses, and is highly experienced in business formation and maintenance issues, among other practice areas. In addition to its partners, the firm has expanded to include several highly skilled and experienced associates.
MH dedicates itself to providing the most responsive, vigorous, and thorough legal representation for every single one of its clients. MH offers its clients the best legal analysis and strategy without the associated large-firm costs and overhead.
MH attorneys adhere to a philosophy of personalized client service, high quality work product and effective communication with its clients, the court and opposing counsel. MH is committed to working diligently and aggressively to achieve each client’s objectives. MH has earned a reputation for our vigorous and relentless advocacy for our clients, both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, and for maintaining the highest ethical standards.

MH provides legal counseling to both corporations and individuals, and handle litigation at all levels, including trials, arbitrations and appeals. MH handles a wide variety of cases, including complex commercial and business litigation, disputes among owners of closely held businesses, health care issues, real estate and land-use matters, and employment disputes. MH counsels clients on all legal matters, including entity formation, maintenance, asset or stock purchases, and contract drafting.