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Butzel Long included in “Best Law Firms” 2013 rankings by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®

11.1.12
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Firm ranked in first tier nationally in Immigration Law

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long received national recognition in the third edition of the 2013 “Best Law Firms,” rankings by U.S. News Media Group, the publisher of U.S. News & World Report, and Best Lawyers®

Butzel Long was nationally ranked in the first tier in Immigration Law (Tier 1). 

Butzel Long was ranked in multiple legal specialties in the Ann Arbor, Detroit, Lansing and New York offices.

The rankings, presented in tiers, features law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 20, 2012.

“This recognition of specific practice areas acknowledges our high levels of sustained performance,” said Justin G. Klimko, President, Butzel Long. "It is a significant honor for our firm.”

Below is a full list of Butzel Long’s 2013 Best Law Firm rankings:

National Rankings

Tier 1

  • Immigration Law

Tier 2

  • Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions

Tier 3

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Real Estate

Metropolitan Rankings

Tier 1

Ann Arbor

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Real Estate Law

Detroit

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Governmental Investigations
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar – Litigation
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Immigration Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law

Lansing

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Construction

Tier 2

Ann Arbor

  • Corporate Law

Detroit

  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Family Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law

New York City

  • Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions

Tier 3

Ann Arbor

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Detroit

  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation—Environmental
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Trusts & Estates Law

About the U.S. News Media Group

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the monthly U.S. News & World Report magazine, the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money & Business, Education, and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group’s signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, health plans, and more.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For over thirty years, the company has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. The 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes 41,284 lawyers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Best Lawyers® also publishes peer-reviewed listings of lawyers in nearly 70 other countries, covering many of the world’s major legal markets. Best Lawyers® lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 17 million readers.

About Butzel Long

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc.,
(248) 353-3030, ext. 2114