Butzel Long attorneys named to DBusiness magazine’s Top Lawyers in metro Detroit 2016

DETROIT, Mich. – Fifty-six Butzel Long attorneys have been named Top Lawyers in metro Detroit 2016 by DBusiness magazine. The list appears in the November/December 2015 edition. The attorneys and their practice areas are listed below:

Ann Arbor office

  • James C. Adams (Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law)
  • Jennifer A. Dukarski (Copyright Law)
  • Nancy Keppelman (Employee Benefits Law)
  • Claudia Rast (Information Management & Discovery Law, Environmental Law)
  • Robert B. Stevenson (Employee Benefits Law)
  • Andrew W. Stumpff (Employee Benefits Law)

Bloomfield Hills office

  • Alexander B. Bragdon (Employee Benefits Law)
  • Stephen A. Bromberg (Real Estate Law)
  • Carey A. DeWitt (Litigation – Labor Employment Benefits, Labor and Employment Law)
  • Gordon W. Didier (Real Estate Law)
  • John A. Forrest (Franchise Law)
  • Beth S. Gotthelf (Energy Law, Environmental Law)
  • Robert A. Hudson (Corporate Law, International Trade Law, Securities Law)
  • Laura E. Johnson (Corporate Law)
  • Susan L. Johnson (Environmental Law)
  • Thomas A. Kabel (Banking & Financial Service Law, Real Estate Law)
  • Sheldon H. Klein (Antitrust Law)
  • Bushra A. Malik (Immigration Law)
  • Allan Nachman (Real Estate Law)
  • Max J. Newman (Bankruptcy and Creditor /Debtor Rights Law)
  • Robert P. Perry (Tax Law)
  • R. Peter ProKop (Tax Law)
  • Thomas Radom (Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law)
  • Joseph E. Richotte (White-Collar Criminal Defense)
  • Dennis B. Schultz (Litigation – Construction)
  • Craig S. Schwartz (Labor and Employment Law)
  • Robert H. Schwartz (Health Care Law)
  • Thomas L. Shaevsky (Employee Benefits Law)
  • Thomas C. Simpson (Franchise Law, Real Estate Law)
  • William B. Slowey (Antitrust Law)
  • David W. Sommerfeld (Trusts and Estates, Tax Law)
  • Ronald Paul Strote (Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, Mediation)
  • Daniel B. Tukel (Litigation -- Labor Employment Benefits, Labor and Employment Law)
  • Roxana Gale Zaha (Real Estate Law)

Detroit office

  • Linda J. Armstrong (Immigration Law)
  • James C. Bruno (International Trade Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • Rebecca S. Davies (Labor and Employment Law)
  • Clifford J. De Vine (Construction Law)
  • George B. Donnini (White –Collar Criminal Defense)
  • Arthur Dudley, II (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law)
  • David F. DuMouchel (White-Collar Criminal Defense)
  • Eric J. Flessland (Construction Law)
  • Bernard J. Fuhs (Franchise Law, Trade Secrets)
  • John A. Hancock, Jr. (Litigation -- Labor Employment Benefits, Labor and Employment Law)
  • Justin G. Klimko (Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law, Securities Law)
  • Gary W. Klotz (Labor and Employment Law)
  • Michael J. Lavoie (White-Collar Criminal Defense)
  • Mark R. Lezotte (Nonprofit/Charities Law, Health Care Law)
  • Clara DeMatteis Mager (Immigration Law)
  • Donald B. Miller (Product Liability)
  • Reginald A. Pacis (Immigration Law)
  • James S. Rosenfeld (Labor and Employment Law, Litigation – Labor Employment Benefits, Arbitration)
  • Bruce L. Sendek (Antitrust Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Commercial)
  • Jack D. Shumate (Environmental Law)
  • Nicholas J. Stasevich (International Trade Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • James E. Wynne (Product Liability)

For the list, DBusiness magazine polled more than 18,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Washtenaw counties among 50 separate categories. The lawyers were asked to nominate up to three attorneys in a given practice of law. Special weight was given to lawyers chosen by attorneys working at firms other than their own. Additionally, favor was given to prior honorees.