DETROIT, Mich. – Beth S. Gotthelf, Attorney, Shareholder and Director of Innovation and External Relations, Butzel Long, will be a featured speaker during a two-day symposium in Detroit focused on HUD’s Past, Present and Future – November 13-14, 2017.
The symposium is presented by The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Gotthelf will speak on a panel that includes public officials; the President of the Progressive national Baptist Convention, Inc.; attorneys; and Arise, Detroit, a broad-based coalition of community groups with a mission to launch a new wave of volunteerism. The panel will offer insight on structuring the deal and business sustainability through economic empowerment, entrepreneurship and housing literacy.
Gotthelf represents and counsels a diverse mix of clients. She is Co-Chair of Butzel’s Energy and Sustainability Practice Team as well as Chair of the Birmingham Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. She also is an Executive-in-Residence with the Macomb-OU INCubator, serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau and is the President of the Michigan Israel Business Bridge, a bi-national chamber of commerce.
Gotthelf has been very active in bar associations, including in the State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law Section, where she served as past Chair and the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law.
Gotthelf was selected as one of 20 influential leaders by Michigan Lawyers Weekly - Women in Law (2010). She also was named to the Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, 2013-2018.
She was named in Michigan Super Lawyers (2006-17) and as one of the “Top 50 Female Michigan Super Lawyers” (2006-2014, 2017). Gotthelf is listed in DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Environmental Law, 2011-2017.
Gotthelf has received several awards and special recognitions, including as an emerging leader by the Detroit Regional Chamber (2003); the National Association of Metal Finishers (2002); Corp! Magazine as one of "Michigan's 95 Most Powerful Women" (2002); Corp! Magazine’s “Top 10 Business Attorneys for Southeast Michigan” (1999); and Crain's Detroit Business' 40 Under 40 in 1994.
She is a graduate of the University of Detroit (J.D., 1985) and Oakland University (B.S. Public Administration and Public Policy, 1980). In 2009, Gotthelf received an Oakland University Distinguished Alumni Award.