Butzel Long attorneys Beth S. Gotthelf and Susan L. Johnson featured during 2011 U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern Program Annual Meeting October 13-14 in Detroit

Monday, October 10, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorneys Beth S. Gotthelf and Susan L. Johnson will be speaking at the 2011 U.S. Areas of Concern (AOC) Program Annual Meeting, presented by The Great Lakes Commission, October 13-14 in Detroit.  Ms. Gotthelf and Ms. Johnson will discuss: “Understanding When You Need Legal Counsel When Implementing Your Habitat Restoration Project.”  The AOC conference will convene participants from the 30 AOCs to review recent developments affecting the AOC program. 

Ms. Gotthelf and Ms. Johnson are both environmental law attorneys.  Ms. Gotthelf leads Butzel Long’s environmental, energy and land use practice. 

“It is important that there is a coordinated effort to address issues related to the Great Lakes, and the Areas of Concern conference is a great venue to bring these issues together,” said Ms. Gotthelf.

The Great Lakes Commission is a public agency established by the Great Lakes Basin Compact in 1955 to help its member states and provinces speak with a unified voice and collectively fulfill their vision for a healthy, vibrant Great Lakes -St. Lawrence River region.  Commission products and services focus on communication and education, information integration and reporting, facilitation and consensus building, and policy coordination and advocacy.

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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