Commercial litigator Regina M. Alter Joins Butzel Long in New York Office

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, NY – Commercial litigator Regina M. Alter has joined Butzel Long and will be based in the firm's New York office. Ms. Alter, who joins Butzel Long as an associate, was previously of counsel at Dreier LLP. She concentrates her practice on commercial and business litigation and dispute resolution, including contracts, business tort, real estate, employment, trusts and estates, and securities.

"We are pleased to welcome Regina to the firm," said Philip J. Kessler, chairman of the firm. "She is a talented attorney and a terrific addition to the firm's growing New York office."

Ms. Alter represents private clients and companies in federal and state courts and in arbitration and mediation forums in significant commercial and business matters, as well as in investigative proceedings before the Securities Exchange Commission and other regulators.

In her early practice, Ms. Alter was an associate with White and Case LLP and with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. She is admitted before the bar of the State of New York and of the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York.

A graduate of New York University, Ms. Alter received her J.D., cum laude, from The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she served on the Cardozo Law Review. She was also selected an Alexander Fellow, and as such performed a full-time externship with the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Alter is fluent in Russian and Hebrew.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 240 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, 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 is also a member of the Washington, D.C. law firm Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level 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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