Butzel Long attorney Ivonne M. Soler appointed to Hispanic/ Latino Commission of Michigan

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long family law attorney Ivonne M. Soler has been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Hispanic/ Latino Commission of Michigan. She will fill a vacancy on the commission, serving the remainder of a three-year term expiring December 17, 2017. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

The 15-member Commission develops and maintains a unified policy and plan of action to serve the needs of Michigan’s Hispanic and Latino residents.

Based in Butzel Long's Detroit office, Soler concentrates her practice in the areas of family law litigation and commercial litigation. She represents clients with family and domestic relations issues, including divorce, property division, spousal support, child support, child custody and parenting time, change of domicile, pre and post-nuptial agreements, post-judgment enforcement, adoption and assisted reproduction (family building) issues.

Soler also represents clients in general matters pertaining to business and commercial litigation, including breach of contract actions and non-compete, trade secrets, and unfair competition disputes.

Soler is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013) and Wayne State University (B.A., cum laude, 2006). While in law school, she served as the Associate Director of the Moot Court Board of Advocates, the President of Conexiones: The UDM Hispanic Law Society, and a member of the Dean's Honor Society. She received many honors while in law school, including book awards for the highest grade in Legal Writing and Trial Practice. Moreover, she was the winner of the 2012 Patrick A. Keenan Memorial Appellate Advocacy Tournament.

A native of Puerto Rico and fluent in Spanish, Soler is actively involved with the Hispanic Bar Association (HBAM), the Women's Lawyer's Association of Michigan (WLAM), and the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC). At the same time, she serves on the New Lawyers and Family Law Advisory Boards for The Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). She also is active with Butzel Long’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. Soler lives in Livonia.

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