Butzel Long attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2009

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Butzel Attorneys Recognized in National Listing

DETROIT, Mich. – Over Forty Butzel Long attorneys have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2009 edition. Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States.

The following attorneys were selected for the 2009 edition:

Butzel Long – Ann Arbor office

  • J. Michael Huget - Intellectual Property Law
  • George E. Kuehn - Corporate Law
  • Leonard M. Niehoff - First Amendment Law
  • Jordan S. Schreier - Employee Benefits Law
  • James E. Stewart - First Amendment Law

Butzel Long – Bloomfield Hills office

  • James C. Adams - Real Estate Law
  • Alexander B. Bragdon - Employee Benefits Law
  • Stephen A. Bromberg - Real Estate Law
  • Frederick G. Buesser III - Family Law
  • Gordon N. Didier - Real Estate Law
  • Edward D. Gold - Family Law
  • Howard B. Goldman - Real Estate Law
  • Roberta Granadier - Employee Benefits Law
  • Daniel P. Malone - Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation
  • Allan Nachman - Real Estate Law
  • Anthony J. Saulino, Jr. - Real Estate Law
  • Robert L. Schwartz - Public Finance Law
  • Jack D. Shumate - Environmental Law
  • David W. Sommerfeld - Trusts and Estates

Butzel Long – Detroit office
  • James C. Bruno - Corporate Law and International Trade and Finance Law
  • Robert G. Buydens - Employee Benefits Law
  • Lynne E. Deitch - Labor and Employment Law
  • Carey A. DeWitt - Labor and Employment Law
  • Arthur Dudley II - Corporate Law
  • David F. DuMouchel - White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • John P. Hancock, Jr. -Labor and Employment Law
  • Robert A. Hudson - Corporate Law International Trade and Finance Law
  • Philip J. Kessler - Antitrust Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
  • Justin G. Klimko - Corporate Governance and Compliance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Law
  • Edward M. Kronk - Personal Injury Litigation Product Liability Litigation
  • Clara DeMatteis Mager - Immigration Law
  • Laurie J. Michelson - First Amendment Law
  • Reginald A. Pacis - Immigration Law
  • Richard E. Rassel - Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law
  • Bruce L. Sendek - Commercial Litigation
  • Nicholas J. Stasevich - Corporate Law
  • Daniel B. Tukel - Labor and Employment Law
  • James E. Wynne - Personal Injury Litigation

Butzel Long – Lansing office

  • Max R. Hoffman, Jr. - Administrative Law
  • Thomas L. Sparks - Administrative Law
  • James J. Urban - Construction Law

The Best Lawyers< top lists, representing 57 specialties all 50 states Washington, D.C., are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey which thousands lawyers in U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 15th edition Best Lawyers (2009), is based on more than two million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long was established in 1854 and is headquartered in Detroit. Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 240 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is the sole Michigan member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com (http://www.butzel.com).

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