Butzel Long President Justin G. Klimko to moderate panel presentation during ICLE’s 25th Annual Business Law Institute on June 7, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DETROIT, Mich. – Justin G. Klimko, President and Managing Shareholder, Butzel Long, will moderate and participate in a panel presentation during The Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s (ICLE) 25th Annual Business Law Institute on June 7, 2013 in Grand Rapids. The presentation is titled, “Business Law in Michigan: A 25 Year Retrospective” and will feature some of the most preeminent business lawyers in Michigan, who will reflect on many significant developments that have shaped the landscape of business law practice, including important changes involving case law, regulatory actions, and legislation.

Mr. Klimko, based in the firm’s Detroit office, has extensive experience in securities regulation, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters, fields in which he has practiced since 1980. He was recently named a winner of the 2013 Client Choice Awards, presented by the International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology. Mr. Klimko was honored for mergers & acquisitions.

He taught corporation law for five years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School, frequently lectures and authors articles on business law subjects and has served as general editor of a treatise on Michigan Business Forms and a contributing author for a treatise on Michigan contract law. 

Mr. Klimko is a past chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He serves as Chair of the Section’s Corporate Laws Committee, which prepares amendments to Michigan corporate statutes for legislative approval to keep Michigan corporate law current with modern trends and developments.

He also is a member of the Legal Opinions Committee, the Negotiated Acquisitions Committee and the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Klimko is included in the publication The Best Lawyers in America and enjoys an “AV” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell rating system. He is rated one of Michigan's top Corporate/M&A attorneys by Chambers USA Guide of America's Leading Lawyers for Business and is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers (Mergers and Acquisitions). He was the recipient of the 2009 Stephen H. Schulman Outstanding Business Lawyer Award from the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

About Butzel Long

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels 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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