Butzel Long attorney Geoffrey S. Gallinger elected an Officer of the Detroit Athletic Club’s Board of Directors


BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Geoffrey S. Gallinger, Attorney and Shareholder, Butzel Long, has been elected an Officer of the Board of Directors for another three-year term of the historic Detroit Athletic Club (DAC), one of the finest private clubs in the country. He is in line to be First Vice-President in 2018 and President in 2019.

As a member of the DAC Board of Directors over the past three years, he also has served as Corporate Secretary (2015) and served on numerous DAC committees, including Executive, House, Strategic Planning (Chair) and Community Outreach (Vice-Chair).

Gallinger's practice includes counseling clients regarding general business and corporate planning needs, including all forms of real estate transactions and developments, acquisitions, leasing, financing and condominiums.

He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, shareholder matters and general business transactions. His areas of specialty are corporate and business transactions, real estate transactions, development and financing, troubled asset and work-out restructuring and financing.

Gallinger serves on the Downtown Detroit Partnership Stakeholder's Committee; Board of Directors (and Past Chair) for The Salvation Army Detroit Metropolitan Advisory Board; Board of Directors (and Past Chair) of the Denby Children's Home Advisory Board; Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Detroit Harbor Light Advisory Board; Board of Directors of the Booth Legal Aid Clinic; Detroit Economic Club Gold Club Member; Member of Urban Land Institute and Larson Leadership Program.

He is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, and Business Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the Real Property Law, Business Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan. He is a lecturer and author of articles for corporate and trade groups, bar association sections and business and professional seminars regarding real estate, and contract law and employment matters.

Gallinger graduated from Michigan State University (DCL) College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1987) and Michigan State University (B.A., Business Administration/Pre-Law, 1984).

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