- September 26, 2016
Lawsuits unlikely to stall overtime rules
Message to businesses: Be ready for Dec. 1 implementation
For Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing Inc., new federal overtime pay rules mean its new associates may lose out on valuable experience.
The Birmingham-based advertising agency will be forced to limit the hours of just-out-of-college associates who otherwise would put in more hours to learn the ropes of the industry, said Ellyn Davidson, managing partnerSeptember 26, 2016Labor and employment conference tackles issues impacting southeast Michigan employers on October 28, 2016
Butzel Long hosts 29th Annual Labor, Employment, Benefits and Immigration Law Forum at MGM Grand Detroit
DETROIT, Mich. – Human resources professionals, general counsel, business owners and all who deal with employees need a playbook to keep up with changing laws, regulations and other issues impacting today’s workplace. Butzel Long’s 29th Annual Labor, Employment, Benefits and Immigration Law Forum will focus on a variety of these legal matters on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the MGM Grand Detroit, located at 1777 Third Avenue. Complimentary valet parking will be available.September 22, 2016Butzel Long attorney James J. Urban named Construction Law Lawyer of the Year – Lansing by Best Lawyers
LANSING, Mich. – James J. Urban, Managing Shareholder of Butzel Long’s State Capitol office, has been named Construction Litigation Lawyer of the Year 2017 – Lansing – by Best Lawyers in America® . This is the fourth time he has been named Construction Law/Construction Litigation Lawyer of the Year – Lansing by Best Lawyers in America®.September 20, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long family law attorney Ivonne M. Soler has been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Hispanic/ Latino Commission of Michigan. She will fill a vacancy on the commission, serving the remainder of a three-year term expiring December 17, 2017. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.September 9, 2016
Butzel Long attorney Reggie Pacis discusses "Immigration 101" on The Martin Kilcoyne ShowSeptember 7, 2016
These Three Workplace Trends Could Impact Your Paycheck Next Year
By Moira Lawler
Starting a new job can come with a lot of unknowns, like how long it will take to adjust to a new team, or whether this year you’ll finally understand your benefits package.September 7, 2016
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – David W. Hipp, a real estate attorney, has joined Butzel Long as Counsel in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. His practice is focused on real estate and real estate finance, including loan originations for lenders, representation of borrowers, purchases and sales
of real estate, leasing, construction, and development.September 1, 2016
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Esperanza Cantu of Berkley, Jose Lopez of Detroit, Kelsey Switzer of Bloomfield Township and Ivonne Soler of Livonia to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan.September 1, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. – Numerous Butzel Long attorneys have been named to the 2016 Super Lawyers list. Notably, Brian McGinty has been named to the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list for the first time.August 21, 2016Butzel Long attorney Claudia Rast quoted in Crain's Detroit Business article on smart cars and patent litigation
As the West Coast's largest technology companies jump deeper into the automotive landscape, fears of increased litigation are bubbling in Southeast Michigan.August 15, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. – Fifty-four Butzel Long attorneys have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 (copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). The 2017 edition marks the first time that attorney Linda Kennedy has been named to Best Lawyers.August 9, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Phillip C. Korovesis has been elected Vice President of the Leadership Oakland Board of Directors. Leadership Oakland is focused on business and community leadership development.August 3, 2016Butzel Long attorney Jennifer Dukarski named a “2016 Honoree for Michigan Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney Jennifer Dukarski has been named a “2016 Honoree for Michigan Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.August 1, 2016
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long, one of Michigan’s leading law firms, has relocated its Washington, D.C. office to1909 K. Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. The main telephone number remains the same – (202) 454-2800.July 28, 2016Butzel Long adds attorneys specializing in White Collar Criminal Defense, Family Law and Labor and Employment Law
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long is expanding once again with the addition of three new attorneys Joshua J. Chinsky, Mark E. Crane and Michael R. Griffie.
Chinsky, an associate, specializes in White Collar Criminal Defense and is based in the firm’s Detroit office. Crane, a shareholder, focuses his practice in Family Law and is based in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. Griffie, an associate, specializes in Labor and Employment Law and is based in the Detroit office.
“We welcome Josh, Mark and Michael as we continue to grow our team to meet our clients’ needs,” said Justin G. Klimko, President and Managing Shareholder, Butzel Long.July 27, 2016
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Claudia Rast has been appointed to serve a one-year term on the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Cybersecurity Legal Task Force by the ABA President-Elect. Task Force members are charged with examining risks posed by criminals, terrorists and nations that seek to steal personal and financial information, disrupt critical infrastructure, and wage cyberwar.July 24, 2016
Special report: The Litigators
14 of the lead attorneys behind recent major court action
This report showcases 14 of the lead attorneys behind recent major court action. Why these men and women? The attorneys profiled are the result of litigation reporter Chad Halcom's efforts combing through court filings, sending queries to law firms in our database, and reaching out to a range of other personalities to identify attorneys. These are the litigators driving the big verdicts, major settlements and interesting litigation around the state.
The cases in this report are the result of a subjective selection, but we believe they represent a cross-section of the cases that matter in the Michigan business community today.
— Jennette Smith, editorJuly 11, 2016Butzel Long and the Macomb-Oakland University INCubator "Adopt-A-Biz" program profiled in the Detroit Legal News
'Adopt-A-Biz': Law firm assists start-ups with 'INCubator' program
By Sheila Pursglove
Blackbourne Worldwide - a woman-owned business with cutting-edge artificial intelligence and unique hacking approaches and techniques - has received the new Adopt-A-Biz program award from the Macomb-Oakland University INCubator program.
The year-long Mac-OU INC package includes a full suite of services and a fully furnished office, made possible through the generous sponsorships of the Butzel Long law firm and Logistic Specialties, Inc (LSI).July 5, 2016Jump to Page
By Steve Thorpe
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion in the appeal by the Estate of Chris Kyle in a lawsuit brought by Jesse Ventura known as the “American Sniper” lawsuit. Ventura brought a defamation claim against Kyle, the author of “American Sniper,” for comments made in the book.June 22, 2016Butzel Long’s Immigration Department is the only Michigan law firm recognized in Immigration ranking by Chambers USA 2016
Detroit-based law firm increases attorney rankings and recognition in Chambers’ “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 – The Client’s Guide”
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorneys and practice areas have been recognized by Chambers USA 2016. – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 – The Client’s Guide. Notably, the firm’s Immigration Practice Department is the only Michigan law firm ranked in Immigration by Chambers.Page: