Butzel Long attorney Beth S. Gotthelf featured at National Association for Surface Finishing Washington Forum on April 28

Monday, April 20, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Beth S. Gotthelf will be a featured speaker in Washington, D.C. at the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) Washington Forum on April 28, 2009.

The event, which runs April 28 - 30, will give attendees the latest updates and insights on key policy issues and trends impacting the finishing business. The forum features key representatives from business, media and the public sector.

Ms. Gotthelf will co-present a program with Yancy Molnar, Director, Public Policy, Chrysler LLC Kathleen Hennessey, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Chrysler LLC and Ann Wilson, Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association, titled "Automotive Industry Update: Federal Action and the Future of the Supply Chain." They will discuss, among other things, the conditions of the loans upon General Motors and Chrysler and how the companies are implementing the conditions the status of the discussions between Fiat and Chrysler State programs and tax incentives for suppliers proposed legislation and the Center of Automotive Research's results and where the future jobs will be.

Based in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office, Ms. Gotthelf heads up the environmental, energy and land use practice. She represents and counsels a diverse mix of clients in numerous matters throughout the country. These matters include sustainability, compliance and permitting alternative energy issue responding to an emergency siting new facilities state and federal civil and criminal enforcement compliance audits brownsfields tax incentives (obtaining, selling, purchasing) remediation of contaminated sites Planned Unit Developments (PUDs) removal of underground storage tanks Superfund (state and federal) insurance claims administrative procedures solid and hazardous waste landfills composting occupational safety and health transportation and land use.

Ms. Gotthelf is general counsel to the Michigan Association of Metal Finishers, Chair of the Birmingham Brownfield Authority, and former general counsel to the Wayne County Brownfield Authority.

Ms. Gotthelf is a graduate of the University of Detroit (J.D., 1985) and Oakland University (B.S. Public Administration and Public Policy, 1980).

About Butzel Long

Founded in 1854, Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms. Our 240 lawyers work from offices in Michigan, New York, Washington, D.C., Florida, Mexico and China. From its inception, Butzel Long has played a prominent role in the development and growth of important industries. As they have for more than 150 years, business leaders turn to Butzel Long for innovative, highly effective counsel. Butzel Long 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().

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