Obituary: David K. Page

David K. Page, a partner at Honigman, Miller, Schwartz, and Cohn LLP, died July 1 at the age of 80.

Most recently, Page served as Honigman’s charitable giving partner.

“David was tireless in his service to clients, to Honigman and to the community,” said Honigman Chairman and CEO David Foltyn. “All of us at Honigman consider it a privilege to have worked with him and many were the beneficiaries of his valuable counsel. He was a man of absolute integrity, moral commitment to do right and incredible judgment.  He trained a generation of Honigman attorneys and we would not be the firm we are today without his enormous contributions. David will be missed terribly.”

Page was a member of the firm’s corporate department. His legal practice at Honigman focused on corporate transactions, including corporate governance, financing, acquisitions, sales and mergers, public offerings and private placements.  He was an active and committed community leader and was the chairman of the board of Meadowbrook Insurance Group Inc. (NYSE: MIG), a company with nearly $3 billion in assets based in Southfield.

Along with leadership roles at many area nonprofit organizations, Page was chair of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation board of trustees, vice chair of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and a trustee or director on the boards of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Detroit
Zoological Society, City Year Detroit and both The Jewish Fund and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit (previously serving as president of each).

Page received recognition from a number of organizations for his community service, including the Dartmouth College Class of 1955 Award for outstanding community service, the Wetsman Young Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit; ORT Man of the Year Award from the American ORT Federation; Winning Ways Award for Community Leadership from Wayne County Executive Edward H. McNamara; Learned Hand Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee; and the Fred M. Butzel Award for Distinguished Community Service from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

Page earned his law degree from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

In addition, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Memorial contributions may be made to: Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, 3901 Beaubien, Detroit, MI 48201 or the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, 600 Renaissance Center, Suite 1720, Detroit, MI 48243.