Butzel Long attorney David W. Sommerfeld featured at workshops in Grand Rapids and Novi

Friday, December 28, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder David W. Sommerfeld was the featured speaker at two recent continuing education workshops on fiduciary income tax liability in Grand Rapids and Novi. The program addressed various planning techniques to minimize the tax liability to the fiduciary and the beneficiaries.

Based in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office, Mr. Sommerfeld serves as Practice Group Leader of the firm's Probate, Trust and Estate Planning Practice. His practice focuses on estate planning, probate, and trust administration. He has extensive experience in the areas of income tax, estate and gift tax, and related tax and financial matters.

Mr. Sommerfeld is a 1963 graduate of the University of Detroit and a 1967 graduate of the Detroit College of Law. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as an attorney.

Mr. Sommerfeld is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Who's Who in American Law. He is a member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit.

Mr. Sommerfeld is a frequent lecturer on the subject of estate planning on behalf of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and Professional Education Systems, Inc.

Butzel Long is one of the oldest and largest law firms in the United States with headquarters in Michigan. It was established in 1854, and today has 235 attorneys at offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Holland, Mich., New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Fla., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China and Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico. The firm represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national and multinational levels, and 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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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc., (248) 355-3200.

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