Dennis B. Schultz

Dennis B. Schultz is Of Counsel at Butzel Long's Troy office. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and is a former Manager of the firm's Business Litigation Practice. Prior to beginning his legal career, he spent over 10 years in construction contracting and the real estate development area.

Mr. Schultz has conducted numerous trials in federal and state courts and the American Arbitration Association. He has been lead counsel in major business disputes, shareholder class actions, corporate hostile take-over actions, commercial contract disputes and trade secret/intellectual property cases. He brings deep expertise in the construction and development industry, including acting as lead counsel in large complex engagements.

Mr. Schultz has represented owners, general contractors, construction managers and subcontractors in negotiation and drafting contract documents and negotiated settlements of claims on a variety of construction projects, including design, product and system performance, contractor performance and numerous contract disputes.

Mr. Schultz has served as lead counsel in the litigation of claims on major construction projects, including both public and private projects such as office complexes, waste water treatment plants, industrial processing facilities, manufacturing facilities, automobile manufacturing plants, and major healthcare projects. His experience includes numerous arbitrations of disputes and litigation in the state and federal courts of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Washington, D.C., and Colorado. Disputes have involved amounts ranging from $100,000 to $35 million.

Mr. Schultz is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1977), where he was Editor-in-Chief, Law Review, 1977, and an honors graduate of Wayne State University (B.S., 1970)


  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
  • Wayne State University, B.S. Accounting


The Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Real Estate, 2011-2022

Michigan Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2008-2012 Construction Litigation, 2013-2019

DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Alternative Dispute Resolution Commercial Litigation, 2012 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013 Construction Law, 2012-2016 Litigation - Construction, 2014-2017 Litigation - Real Estate 2017


  • Michigan


American Bar Association - Construction Litigation Section Construction Law Forum Dispute Resolution Section

State Bar of Michigan - Construction Litigation Section Dispute Resolution Section Real Estate Section Litigation Section

Oakland County Bar Association

Associated General Contractors - Legal Advisory Committee

American Arbitration Assocaition - Construction Advisory Committee

Construction Association of Michigan - Educational Committee


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