Terry O. Lang elected President of Detroit Athletic Club

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Terry O. Lang has been elected the 90th President of the historic Detroit Athletic Club (DAC). Mr. Lang's father and grandfather were also members of the DAC. His grandfather joined the Club in 1935 and father joined in 1957.

Mr. Lang was voted into the Presidency by the approximately 3,500 voting members of the Club. Mr. Lang follows a long list of notable leaders of the Club including Walter Briggs, former owner of The Detroit Tigers and Charles T. Fisher of Fisher Body, among others.

Established in 1887, the DAC is a premier private club that is ranked No. 2 among city athletic clubs in the U.S. The DAC operates from its more than 90-year-old six-story clubhouse located in the heart of downtown Detroit that was designed by famed architect Albert Kahn. The historic building has undergone nearly $42 million in renovations in the past decade to restore it to its original grandeur.

Mr. Lang has several goals for the year including growing Club membership and expanding the Club's community outreach. He also intends to conduct master planning to address the impact of the local economy, demographics and more.

The DAC membership includes local and regional business and community leaders. Its past members have included many of the auto industry giants.

Mr. Lang has been both a shareholder with a regional law firm and a tax partner with an international accounting firm. His principal areas of practice include a broad range of corporate and tax consulting matters.

In addition, Mr. Lang has significant experience with individual tax planning, partnership taxation, international tax planning and state and local taxation matters.

Mr. Lang is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Tax, Business Law and Real Estate Sections), American Bar Association, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Bond Lawyers and the U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. Lang is a graduate of the University of Denver College of Law (J.D., 1970) and the University of Colorado (B.B.S., 1970). Mr. Lang is a resident of Birmingham.

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. and Boca Raton, 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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