Butzel Long attorney David F. DuMouchel ranked by Chambers USA 2014 in the First Tier in White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations firm's Immigration Practice ranked nationally


DETROIT, Mich. - Several Butzel Long attorneys and practice areas have been recognized by Chambers USA 2014. - America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2014 - The Client's Guide. Notably, the firm's Immigration Practice received national recognition. Moreover, attorney and shareholder, David F. DuMouchel, of Birmingham, is ranked in the First Tier in White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.

The firm's Immigration Practice is led by Clara DeMatteis Mager, a shareholder who has been with Butzel Long 29 years. Other shareholders in the group include: Linda Armstrong, Reginald (Reggie) Pacis, Bushra Malik, Elissa Noujaim Pinto and Efe Poturoglu. The practice also includes several very experienced paralegals. Butzel Long also received national recognition in the 2014 "Best Law Firms," rankings by U.S. News Media Group, the publisher of U.S. News & World Report, and Best Lawyers®.

Additional Butzel Long practice areas included in Chambers USA are:

  • Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions (Band 4)
  • Labor and Employment (Band 3)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3)

Other Butzel Long attorneys highlighted in Chambers USA 2014 include:

  • Stephen A. Bromberg of Bloomfield Hills - Real Estate (Senior Statesman)
  • John P. Hancock, Jr. of Oak Park (formerly of Grosse Pointe Park) - Labor and Employment (Band 3)
  • Justin G. Klimko of Grosse Pointe Woods - Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions (Eminent Practitioner)
  • Daniel B. Tukel of Orchard Lake - Labor and Employment (Band 3)

David F. DuMouchel is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office. He chairs the firm's Corporate Compliance, Internal Investigations and Criminal Defense practice. DuMouchel's practice includes white collar criminal defense, professional licensure and criminal health care, criminal IRS investigations of both taxpayers and professionals, SEC enforcement of corporate executives, public corruption, as well as grand jury investigations, internal corporate investigations and compliance.

Justin G. Klimko is President and Managing Shareholder of Butzel Long and serves on the firm's Board of Directors. He is based in the firm's Detroit office. Klimko has extensive experience in securities regulation, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters, fields in which he has practiced since 1980. Klimko has substantial experience in securities regulation matters for publicly and privately held companies.

Stephen A. Bromberg is Counsel to Butzel Long and based in the firm's Bloomfield Hills office. He served as a Director and President of Butzel Long. Bromberg has represented borrowers and institutional lenders, purchasers and sellers, non-profit entities and contractors and owners in all kinds of office, commercial shopping center, apartment and subdivisions matters, major construction and zoning matters and workouts, reorganizations and foreclosures, with years of specialization in real estate transactions and litigation.

John P. Hancock, Jr. is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Detroit office. His practice focuses on collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations as well as counseling of both public and private employers. He also has performed extensive employment litigation and OSHA litigation. Hancock has served as chief negotiator in numerous collective bargaining negotiations for public schools, municipal and public utilities as well as clients in various other businesses ranging from casinos to steel plants to hospitals and country clubs. A good portion of his practice is devoted to counseling clients on employment issues.

Daniel B. Tukel is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office and serves as Chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Law Department. His practice is devoted to representing both public and private employers in state and federal discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation, as well as traditional labor matters such as collective bargaining and union organizational drives. Tukel regularly counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, in statutory compliance and in creating, implementing and administering employee handbooks and other personnel policies and practices.

Butzel Long Immigration Practice Attorneys

Clara DeMatteis Mager of Grosse Pointe Farms is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office and serve as the Immigration Practice Group Leader. Mager focuses her practice on business and family immigration issues including all aspects of the international movement of personnel, inbound and outbound work-authorized nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent) status, immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring, employer sanctions, and immigration law audits.

Linda Armstrong of White Lake Township is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Detroit office. Armstrong concentrates her practice in the area of business and family immigration law, including all aspects involved with the international movement of personnel immigration consequences of corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions employer and workplace compliance issues, including I-9 and H-1B public access file investigations inbound and outbound work-authorized immigrant and nonimmigrant matters and labor certification.

Reginald (Reggie) Pacis of Ferndale is a shareholder based in the firm's Detroit office. Pacis concentrates his practice in immigration law and has handled a variety of immigration matters including H-1B specialty occupation cases, L-1 Intracompany transfers, Labor Certification matters, Immigrant Visa Petitions/Adjustment of Status applications and interviews, TN Free trade cases, H-1B Department of Labor Investigations, I-9 employer verification compliance, and U.S. Port of Entry airport and land port interviews.

Bushra Malik of Bloomfield Hills is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office. Malik practices in the area of immigration law, focusing on the representation of multinational and domestic clients' inbound and outbound immigration needs.

Elissa Noujamin Pinto of Rochester Hills is a shareholder in the firm's Bloomfield Hills office. She focuses her practice on Business/Employment immigration, representing local, national and international companies and their foreign national workforce in all aspects of business immigration. She also provides training and guidance to clients regarding immigration compliance issues.

Efe Poturoglu of Rockville, MD, is s a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his practice on business and family immigration matters, including all types of temporary visas (including H-1B specialty occupation and E-2 investor visas) and permanent residence (both family and employment-based green cards).

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in the United States. It was founded in 1854, making this year its 160th anniversary of providing trusted client service. Butzel's full-service offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich. New York, NY and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com.

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

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