Dennis B. Schultz rejoins Butzel Long law firm



BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Dennis B. Schultz has rejoined Butzel Long as Counsel practicing in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. Most recently, he was an attorney with Varnum LLP.

Mr. Schultz is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2011, and is a former Manager of Butzel Long’s Business Litigation Practice. Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Schultz spent more than 10 years in construction contracting and the real estate development area.

“Dennis is an outstanding attorney with a tremendous depth and breadth of experience,” said Justin G. Klimko, President, Butzel Long. “His areas of emphasis include commercial litigation and arbitration, complex business disputes and a specific focus on construction matters.”

He has conducted numerous trials in federal and state courts and the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Schultz 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. He also has represented both public and private owners in the negotiation and preparation of contract documents for real estate purchase and lease transactions.

He 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. Mr. Schultz’s 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.

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).

About Butzel Long

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms. With 160 attorneys, it has offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at

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