Attorneys

Alex Blum

Alexander Blum - Mantese Honigman - AlexAlex Blum specializes in complex commercial litigation, minority oppression cases, and appellate litigation. Mr. Blum’s experience encompasses an eclectic assortment of industries and clients.  He has represented global, publicly traded companies and public figures in Michigan and across the country, as well as small business owners and class action consumer groups.  Mr. Blum approaches each case with equal parts ardor and adaptability in order to best meet the goals of his clients.  While he recognizes that a thorough understanding of the law is essential, it is only useful when it is combined with an intimate familiarity with his client’s business and interests.  In synthesizing the diverse aspects of litigation, he is able to implement the full force of the law in his advancement of his client’s interests.  “An advocate should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.”  Thus, Mr. Blum’s strong track record of success is the result of his ability to understand the contradictions inherent in litigation and to use his imaginative understanding of such complexities to outmaneuver his opponent and maximize his clients’ goals. He regularly appears on either side of the aisle in cases involving complex business disputes, stock options claims; non-compete violations; real estate litigation; shareholder oppression claims; and appellate litigation. Early in his career, Mr. Blum was recognized by his colleagues as an up-and-coming attorney postured to make excellent contributions to the legal profession – to date, he has fulfilled expectations.  

Mr. Blum’s practice is especially informed by his diverse background, through which he has developed the ability to dynamically engage each case on its own terms, maximizing opportunities and value for the client at every stage of litigation.  Mr. Blum grew up in a small town in rural Michigan.  After graduating salutatorian from the local high school, he attended the esteemed University of Chicago where he studied Russian literature, critical theory, and philosophy, publishing his Bachelor of Art’s thesis on early-twentieth century Marxist critical theory at Slavic Forum 2003.  Upon graduation he was awarded the prestigious George V. Bobrinskoy Award for his academic contributions to the Slavic and Comparative Studies Departments.  After graduation, he accepted a position in the foreign rights department at the Russian publishing firm, ACT and lived for a number of years in St. Petersburg, Russia.  While in St. Petersburg he also worked as an editor and contributor at the English-language newspaper, The St. Petersburg Times, one of two English language newspapers in all of Russia – the other being the SP Times’ sister publication, The Moscow Times, to which Mr. Blum also contributed.

Mr. Blum applies his multi-cultural experience to gain an complex appreciation and understanding of each client’s unique situation and needs.  It is his appreciation for the differences among us that marks both his professional and personal life.  

EDUCATION

J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 2010

  • Graduated cum laude

  • Dean’s Scholar

  • Lombard Fellow

  • Assistant Editor, Wayne Law Review

  • Judicial Intern, with Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen of the Eastern District of Michigan

  • Civil Defense Intern at the U.S. Justice Department

B.A., University of Chicago, Slavic Languages and Literatures, 2003

  • Graduated summa cum laude

  • George V. Bobrinskoy Award

  • Thesis, “Damn That Music: Toward a Theory of the Text,” selected for Slavic Forum 2003

ADMISSIONS

Michigan
Eastern District of Michigan
Western District of Michigan

HONORS AND AWARDS

"Up & Coming Lawyers," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2016

“Rising Star,” Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013-2016