Butzel Long attorney Mark R. Lezotte to receive the 2019 United Cerebral Palsy National Chair’s Award on March 25 in Chicago


DETROIT, Mich. –  Mark Lezotte, a leading southeast Michigan health care attorney with Butzel Long, will receive the 2019 United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) National Chair’s Award on March 25, 2019 during the nonprofit’s national conference in Chicago. 

The Award is bestowed upon a person who has been particularly and uniquely supportive to the Chair of United Cerebral Palsy in providing volunteer leadership to UCP or through support of the UCP mission that has made an impact on the lives of the people served. During the conference, Lezotte also will lead a roundtable discussion on the role of volunteer board members and board recruitment. 

He has long served UCP in various roles, including as chair of UCP’s national public policy committee. He has played a key role in guiding UCP staff and volunteers in defining the national public policy work, meeting with Congressional leaders, and consulting with advocates on formation of a national policy agenda in partnership with other national organizations. In 2016, he completed 11 years of service on the UCP National Board of Trustees, and he has also previously served as a board member and president of the UCP/Detroit affiliate. 

This is the second time Lezotte has been the recipient of this prestigious award, having received it in 2004 as well. In addition, in 2017 he received the Richard L. Beer Volunteer Award from UCP/Detroit for his longstanding commitment to UCP/Detroit and the disability community. 

Lezotte also has served in leadership roles on many other civic and nonprofit boards, and has substantial experience in corporate, health care, tax, and exempt organization matters, including corporate and nonprofit governance, business transactions, tax-exempt issues, hospital-physician ventures, and regulatory investigations. 

He has been active in numerous bar and professional organizations. He has been recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America" (health care law), published by Woodward/White, Inc. since 2013; and has been selected to Michigan Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, since 2008.

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