Henry Baskin Attorney
Since the 1960s, Henry Baskin has focused his practice on family law and entertainment, representing clients including music icons, survivors of domestic violence, and parents in child custody disputes. In 1970, Attorney Baskin served as an author the Michigan Child Custody Act, a benchmark piece of legislation that was influential across the nation. Henry Baskin was also instrumental in Personal Protection Order legislation for individuals in dangerous situations. Attorney Henry Baskin is a pioneer in Michigan entertainment law, having represented Motown greats like Marvin Gaye and The Temptations as well as many of Detroit’s television personalities. His clients have included Jac LeGoff and Joe Glover as well as radio personality Dick Purtan, and John Mason, the voice of the Detroit Pistons. Henry Baskin was the first attorney to change standard music contracts to allow for the evolution of music videos and the intellectual property rights of musicians and songwriters. Additionally, Attorney Baskin is certified by the National Basketball Players Association as a Certified Player Agent. In addition to his work with Haven, a victims' assistance program in Oakland County, Henry Baskin is the Detroit Chapter Vice President of Variety-Detroit, The Children’s Charity. He has received an award from the Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland County and was honored with the Champion of Justice Award from the State Bar of Michigan. Baskin has also been lauded by the U.S. Department of Justice for Outstanding Service to Crime Victims, and he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Henry Baskin supports the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, the Settlement Center of the Attorney General’s Office, Easter Seals, Inc., and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Baskin is also the former Co-Chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Judicial Qualifications Committee.