D. Stewart Green receives Lighthouse Community Development Beacon Award

Monday, April 30, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder D. Stewart Green recently received the Lighthouse Community Development Beacon Award during Lighthouse of Oakland County's celebration luncheon. Mr. Green serves on the Lighthouse Community Development Board of Directors. In 2005, Mr. Green was honored by Lighthouse of Oakland County when he received the Joycelynn Hubbard Volunteer of the Year award.

Lighthouse Community Development is a non-profit low income housing organization. It is a subsidiary of Lighthouse of Oakland County, Inc. Other subsidiaries include Lighthouse PATH and Lighthouse Emergency Services.

Mr. Green is Manager of Butzel Long's Real Estate Practice. He was recently involved, along with other colleagues in the firm, in the redevelopment of the former Book Cadillac Hotel property.

Mr. Green has extensive experience in all areas of real property practice. He has represented clients in major sales and purchases of real estate, lenders and borrowers in loan transactions, purchasers and developers in condominium developments, and landlords and tenants in leasing transactions. Mr. Green has been involved in numerous mortgage loan workouts and foreclosures on behalf of major commercial lenders and has litigated the enforcement of loan documents, including representing lenders in bankruptcy matters.

His activities have included office and commercial leasing matters. Mr. Green has extensive experience in construction lien and related matters and has been involved in litigation concerning the same, including the treatment of construction liens and trust fund claims in bankruptcy. He has lectured on foreclosure issues, real estate matters, and related topics in the bankruptcy and commercial workout area.

Mr. Green earned a B.A. from Michigan State University in 1974 with high honors and a J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1977. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Member, Committee on Condominiums, Cooperatives and PUDs) and the Oakland County and American Bar Associations (member, Forum Committee on Affordable Housing). Mr. Green is a resident of Rochester Hills.

Butzel Long was established in 1854 and is headquartered in Detroit. Butzel Long is one of Michigan's oldest and largest law firms, with 215 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Holland, Mich., Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Fla., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China. 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 161 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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