Butzel Long attorneys featured during MACPA webinar

Thursday, March 20, 2008
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DETROIT, Mich. – In today's work environment, most employers are faced with immigration issues. Recent changes and developments in immigration law are critical to managing risk.

Butzel Long attorneys Linda J. Armstrong and Clara DeMatteis Mager were featured instructors recently during a webinar presented by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA). The presentation was entitled, "Immigration Law Compliance: Wading Through the Red Tape." Participants got the latest updates and how to be compliant with proper paperwork before a government audit.

Based in Butzel Long's Detroit office, Linda Armstrong focuses her practice on business and family immigration issues including all aspects of the international movement of personnel, inbound and outbound work-authorized nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent) status immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring employment eligibility and employer sanctions and I-9 and LCA audits.

Ms. Armstrong is a member of the Michigan Bar Association, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She is a member of the Advisory Counsel for the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit.

Ms. Armstrong is a graduate of Madonna College and Detroit College of Law.

Clara Mager, who is based in Butzel Long's Detroit office, is the Practice Group Manager of the firm’s Immigration Group. She focuses her practice on business and family immigration issues including all aspects of the international movement of personnel, inbound and outbound work-authorized nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent) status immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring employment eligibility and employer sanctions and I-9 and LCA audits.

Ms. Mager is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (previous member of the Leadership Council of the Immigration Committee), and State Bar of Michigan (past Chairperson of the International Law Section and previously held positions of Chair-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Council Member and Chairperson of the Immigration Committee). Ms. Mager also is the Regional Chair of Lex Mundi's Immigration Group (formerly the Chairperson) and Chair, J.D./ L.L.B. Advisory Board, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law/University of Windsor Faculty of Law. She is a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Detroit XXII class.

Ms. Mager has organized and participated in numerous seminars and programs in the immigration law area. She is included in the publication The Best Lawyers in America and enjoys an "AV" rating from the Martindale-Hubbell rating system.

Ms. Mager earned her B.S. from Wayne State University and her J.D. from the Detroit College of Law.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long was established in 1854 and is headquartered in Detroit. Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 235 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Holland, 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 represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level 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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