Butzel Long Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DETROIT, Mich. – Forty-eight Butzel Long attorneys have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). The 2015 edition marks the first time that attorneys Malcolm Brown, Clifford J. DeVine and Bushra A. Malik have been named to Best Lawyers.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast more than five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The following Butzel Long attorneys were selected for the 2015 edition:

Butzel Long – Ann Arbor office

-- James C. Adams
Real Estate Law

-- Paul R. Fransway
Franchise Law

-- George E. Kuehn
Corporate Law

-- Claudia Rast
CleanTech Law
Environmental Law
Information Technology Law

Butzel Long – Bloomfield Hills office

-- Ronald D. Bassey
Trusts and Estates

-- Alexander B. Bragdon
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – ERISA

-- Stephen A. Bromberg
Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law

-- Carey A. DeWitt
Employee Law -- Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment 

-- Gordon W. Didier
Real Estate Law

-- W. Patrick Dreisig
Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
Corporate Governance Law

-- Edward D. Gold
Family Law

-- Beth S. Gotthelf
Environmental Law

-- D. Stewart Green
Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law

-- Sheldon H. Klein
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Antitrust

-- Bushra A. Malik*** (First Year Listed)
Immigration Law

-- Daniel P. Malone
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability – Defendants

-- Allan Nachman
Real Estate Law

-- R. Peter Prokop
Corporate Law
Tax Law

-- Richard E. Rassel
Commercial Litigation

-- Dennis B. Schultz
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Real Estate

-- Thomas L. Shaevsky
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – ERISA

-- Jack D. Shumate
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental

-- David W. Sommerfeld
Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates 

Butzel Long – Detroit office

-- Justin G. Klimko
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities/ Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

-- Linda J. Armstrong
Immigration Law

-- Malcolm Brown*** (First Year Listed)
Labor Law – Management

-- James C. Bruno
Corporate Law
International Trade and Finance Law

-- Clifford J. DeVine*** (First Year Listed)
Commercial Litigation

-- Arthur Dudley II
Corporate Law

-- David F. DuMouchel
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

-- Eric J. Flessland
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

-- John P. Hancock, Jr.
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

-- Robert A. Hudson
Corporate Law
International Trade and Finance Law

-- Gary W. Klotz
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

-- Michael J. Lavoie
Commercial Litigation

-- Mark R. Lezotte
Health Care Law

-- Clara DeMatteis Mager
Immigration Law

-- Donald B. Miller
Employment Law – Individuals
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

-- Reginald A. Pacis
Immigration Law

-- James S. Rosenfeld
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

-- Bruce L. Sendek
Commercial Litigation

-- William B. Slowey
Antitrust Law

-- Nicholas J. Stasevich
Corporate Law

-- Louis Theros
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

-- Daniel B. Tukel
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

-- James E. Wynne
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation -- Defendants

Butzel Long – Lansing office

-- James J. Urban
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

Butzel Long – Washington, DC office

-- Thomas Earl Patton
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation – Securities