A Leading Law Firm With Offices in Michigan, New York City, Washington D.C., and China.
Founded in 1854, Butzel Long has played a prominent role in the development and growth of several major industries. Business leaders have turned to us for innovative, highly-effective legal counsel for over 160 years. We have a long and successful history of developing new capabilities and deepening our expertise for our clients' benefit. We strive to be on the cutting edge of technology, manufacturing, e-commerce, biotechnology, intellectual property, and cross-border operations and transactions.
We place great value on each client relationship, and we dedicate ourselves to providing clear, understandable, and practical advice. Our firm has over 3,000 geographically diverse clients that are active in national and international markets. These clients come from many sectors, including advertising, automotive, banking and financial services, construction, energy, health care, insurance, manufacturing, media, pharmaceuticals, professional services, publishing, real estate, retail and wholesale distribution, technology, transportation, and utilities.
Butzel Long has enjoyed dynamic growth in recent years, and a significant source of that growth has been attorneys who have moved their practice to the firm in order to achieve their professional objectives. The increasing needs and requirements of our existing clients combined with opportunities that have developed from the growth of our client base has led us to an ongoing program of recruiting lateral attorneys. Whether you are thinking about relocating to the southeast Michigan region from another jurisdiction, or are interested in exploring the professional opportunities that Butzel Long offers, explore this part of our site for more information.
We have a long and successful history of developing new capabilities and deepening our expertise for our clients' benefit. We strive to be on the cutting edge of technology, manufacturing, e-commerce, biotechnology, intellectual property, and cross-border operations and transactions. The firm represents a number of American, European and Asian manufacturers and suppliers. Butzel Long's tradition as counsel to cutting edge developments in the automotive industry continues with its representation of Covisint, planned as the world's premier e-commerce trade exchange.
We place great value on each client relationship, and we dedicate ourselves to providing clear, understandable, and practical advice. Our attorney-client relationships satisfy each client's unique situation, concerns, and requirements. Our attorneys understand our clients through industry-focused research, knowledge management, and one-on-one conversations. Every client relationship is a privilege, and we work tirelessly to earn our clients' trust and confidence in every engagement.
The firm has a longstanding commitment to pro bono service. We have been named to the State Bar of Michigan's Pro Bono Circle of Excellence because of our commitment to community service. The firm encourages attorneys, paralegals and staff to participate in pro bono services. At our annual meeting, we recognize several attorneys for their commitment to community service. One attorney is awarded the Dudley "Do-Right" Award, named for one of our attorneys, John Dudley, who for many years coordinated this firm's pro bono efforts. Our attorneys are members of the NAACP Pro Bono Partnership Committee, a partnership between the NAACP and various firms, independent practitioners and organizations dedicated to furthering the principles established and fought for everyday by the NAACP.