Butzel Long Represents More Than 60 Creditors in Chrysler Bankruptcy

Thursday, May 7, 2009
For Immediate Release

Nation's Leading Automotive Law Firm Committed to Helping Companies Work through Challenges of Devastated Industry

Detroit, MI – Butzel Long, the nation's leading automotive law firm, is currently representing more than 60 creditors, including several of the largest, in the bankruptcy case of Chrysler L.L.C. Dozens of attorneys in the Detroit-headquartered law firm's Global Automotive Practice – co-chaired by attorneys W. Patrick Dreisig, William J. Kohler and Herbert C. Donovan – are assisting clients with a wide range of issues as they navigate the bankruptcy process and the challenges currently facing the U.S. auto industry.

Butzel Long's Global Automotive Team, a cross-disciplinary practice comprised of attorneys from a variety of practice areas including the firm's significant Bankruptcy Practice, has long provided representation to over one-third of the largest automotive industry suppliers and numerous others. The firm's lawyers are making claims on behalf of creditors, attending all hearings, preparing front line and analytical reports for client dissemination and addressing clients' specific issues.

"The auto market is in our blood," said Philip J. Kessler, chairman of Butzel Long. "As leading advisors to the industry, we have coordinated a massive, well thought out effort to protect our clients' interests and help any impacted by the fallout of the Big 3 work through their issues as efficiently as possible."

The Firm maintains a comprehensive website with legal analyses and information relevant to the automotive industry. Butzel Long Automotive Advisories relating to Chrysler's bankruptcy are being posted to that site in multiple languages. The site can be accessed at www.butzel.com, where it is linked as: Automotive Industry: Legal Matters Resource Center.

As the nation's leading automotive law firm, Butzel Long counsels automotive clients on legal and business issues throughout the United States and in strategic markets around the world. The Firm's global capabilities and experience includes assignments for clients from developed markets such as the United States, Europe, Japan, South Korea and Canada, as well as emerging markets such as China, India and Mexico.

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 is also a member of the Washington, D.C. law firm Butzel Long Tighe Patton PLLC. Butzel Long 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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