Brett A. Rendeiro

Brett Rendeiro is a Shareholder practicing in Butzel Long’s Troy office. Mr. Rendeiro concentrates his practice in labor and employment law and has evolved into a trial advocate with substantial experience in employment and complex commercial disputes.


  • Represented manufacturing, service, retail and banking clients against discrimination and harassment claims, all resulting in summary dismissal, settlement or favorable jury and arbitration verdicts.
  • Obtained numerous temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions against former employees for theft of trade secrets and other confidential, proprietary information.
  • Secured numerous settlements favorable to clients involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the Michigan Uniform Trade Secrets Act and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements.
  • Obtained judgment against former manufacturing engineer for theft of trade secrets.
  • Obtained permanent injunction and judgment against former employees of financial institution for theft of trade secrets.
  • Defeated employees’ motion for conditional certification for claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Obtained summary dismissal of employees’ claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Defeated numerous motions for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions involving automotive supply chain disputes.
  • Successfully represented several large financial institutions in complex real estate and lending litigation matters, including appointment of receivers, injunctions and other equitable actions.
  • Successfully represented Fortune 500 company in litigation involving an earn-out agreement.
  • Represented majority shareholder of professional services firm in shareholder oppression litigation resulting in favorable settlement to client.

Mr. Rendeiro is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 2001, cum laude, Order of the Coif, Wayne Law Review, Survey Editor) and Eastern Michigan University (B.B.A., Finance, 1998).


  • Wayne State University Law School 2001, J.D.
  • Eastern Michigan University 1998, B.B.A.


Best Lawyers in America® since 2014

DBusiness© magazine, Top Lawyer, 2015

Leading Lawyers: Commercial Litigation; Employment Law - Management


  • Michigan


Federal Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, Board members, 2009-present; chair, 2018

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