Butzel Long attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

DETROIT, Mich. – Sixty-three Butzel Long attorneys have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC).

The 2018 edition marks the first time that 13 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers including: Mark E. Crane, Regan K. Dahle, Jennifer A. Dukarski, Geoffrey S. Gallinger, Debra A. Geroux, Michael Golab, Thomas R. McAskin, Mark T. Nelson, Robert P. Perry, Elissa Noujaim Pinto, Thomas B. Radom, T. Gordon Scupholm II and John D. Selesko.

Moreover, the following firm attorneys have been named Lawyer of the Year (Metro): James C. Adams (Real Estate – Ann Arbor); John P. Hancock, Jr. (Labor Law – Management – Detroit); Justin G. Klimko (Corporate Governance Law – Detroit), and James J. Urban (Construction Law – Lansing).

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 2018 edition:

Butzel Long – Ann Arbor Law office

  • James C. Adams: Real Estate Law
  • Regan K. Dahle ***(First Year Listed): Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Jennifer A. Dukarski ***(First Year Listed): Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Nancy Keppelman: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • George E. Kuehn: Corporate Law
  • Mark T. Nelson***(First Year Listed): Litigation – Labor and Employment; Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Claudia Rast: CleanTech Law; Environmental Law; Information Technology Law
  • Diane M. Soubly: Employment Law – Management
  • Robert B. Stevenson: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation – ERISA
  • Andrew Stumpff: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Butzel Long – Bloomfield Hills office

  • Alexander B. Bragdon: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation – ERISA
  • Stephen A. Bromberg: Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Mark E. Crane ***(First Year Listed): Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Carey A. DeWitt: Employee Law -- Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • W. Patrick Dreisig: Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law; Corporate Governance Law
  • Geoffrey S. Gallinger ***(First Year Listed): Real Estate Law
  • Debra A. Geroux ***(First Year Listed): Health Care Law
  • Michael Golab ***(First Year Listed): Corporate Law
  • Beth S. Gotthelf: Environmental Law
  • D. Stewart Green: Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • David W. Hipp: Real Estate Law
  • Thomas Kabel: Real Estate Law
  • Sheldon H. Klein: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust
  • Bushra A. Malik: Immigration Law
  • Daniel P. Malone: Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Thomas R. McAskin *** (First Year Listed): Health Care Law
  • Allan Nachman: Real Estate Law
  • Max J. Newman: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Robert P. Perry *** (First Year Listed): Trusts and Estates
  • Elissa Noujaim Pinto ***(First year Listed): Immigration Law
  • R. Peter Prokop: Corporate Law; Tax Law
  • Thomas B. Radom *** (First Year Listed): Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Richard E. Rassel: Commercial Litigation
  • Dennis B. Schultz: Construction Law; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Real Estate
  • T. Gordon Scupholm II ***(First Year Listed): Family Law
  • John D. Selesko ***(First Year Listed): Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas L. Shaevsky: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation – ERISA
  • Jack D. Shumate: Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Thomas C. Simpson: Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • David W. Sommerfeld: Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Daniel B. Tukel: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment

Butzel Long – Detroit office

  • Linda J. Armstrong: Immigration Law
  • James C. Bruno: Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gary W. Klotz: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Phillip C. Korovesis: Commercial Litigation
  • Mark R. Lezotte: Health Care Law
  • Clara DeMatteis Mager: Immigration Law
  • Donald B. Miller: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants; 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
  • 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 Bick: Environmental Law
  • Thomas Earl Patton: Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation – Securities