Butzel Long Enters into New Venture to Broaden Resources in Washington, D.C. Market

Monday, April 20, 2009
For Immediate Release

Joins Forces with Area Law Firm to Form Butzel Long Tighe Patton, PLLC

Washington, D.C.Butzel Long has entered into a new venture that broadens its resources in the Washington, D.C. market. The Detroit-based law firm with offices throughout Michigan, in New York, Florida and Washington, D.C., has joined forces with the former Tighe Patton Armstrong Teasdale PLLC which has been renamed Butzel Long Tighe Patton, PLLC. The entity, of which Butzel Long is a member, includes a total of 22 attorneys, including a mix of highly regarded federal regulatory lawyers, seasoned litigators and experienced business attorneys. Butzel Long continues to be an independent law firm and none of its lawyers are individual members of the new venture.

"While Butzel Long has a well-established appellate practice and an existing presence in the D.C. market, this new arrangement opens the doors to deeper resources and a wider breadth of regulatory and legislative expertise in the area," said Philip J. Kessler, chairman of Butzel Long. "The team that comprises Butzel Long Tighe Patton complements our firm both professionally and culturally. This is an exciting venture."

Through Butzel Long Tighe Patton, PLLC, clients can access representation in the D.C. area, including counseling and advocacy in federal regulatory matters and representation before the legislative and executive branches of government. In addition, Butzel Long Tighe Patton's lawyers will provide added depth in areas such as international trade and business litigation, corporate and business law, insurance, bankruptcy, criminal defense and investigation, public contracts and procurement, securities compliance and telecommunications. More information about the firm and its lawyers can be found at www.butzeltp.com.

About Butzel Long

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 a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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