Dickinson Wright’s Real Estate Practice Listed as #2 in the “2015 Best of the Best” by Midwest Real Estate News

DETROIT, Mich., August 26, 2015 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm’s Real Estate Practice has been listed as the #2 law practice by Midwest Real Estate News for their “2015 Best of the Best” issue. Over 60 Midwest commercial real estate law firms were submitted and rankings were calculated based on the total dollar volume of transactions completed in 2014, according to Midwest Real Estate News.

“We are honored to be named the #2 practice in this year’s 2015 Best of the Best of Midwest Real Estate Law Firms by Midwest Real Estate News,” says Harlan W. Robins, practice department manager for real estate, environmental, and energy & sustainability. “Our outstanding team of real estate attorneys strives to provide our clients with the expertise and unwavering dedication that they have come to expect from Dickinson Wright since 1878. Our deal volume reflects their hard work, shoulder to shoulder with our clients.”

Dickinson Wright’s real estate practice is comprised of over 95 lawyers who are actively involved in diverse real estate matters and regularly represent a wide variety of clients including property owners, developers, managers, contractors, lenders, investors, corporations, nonprofits, and governments, among others, in all aspects of real estate. With offices across Michigan and in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, D.C., and Toronto, along with significant experience in real estate transactions in nearly all 50 states and throughout Canada, we serve our clients wherever they need us.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

American Society of Employers (ASE) Annual Employment Law Workshop is Sept. 17 in Livonia

Livonia, Mich. —August 26, 2015 — Amid a flurry of changing employment laws and practices, the American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, will help bring clarity to employers with its annual, full-day Employment Law Workshop, to be held Thursday, Sept. 17 at the VistaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia

“From the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, to increased minimum wage pressures and a tightening of rules on independent contractors, employers are faced with a rapidly changing legal landscape in the workplace,” Mary E. Corrado, ASE CEO, said. “ASE’s Employment Law Workshop will cut through the gray, ambiguous areas of employment law to help HR professionals stay informed and up to date.”

The Employment Law Workshop will feature attorney-led panels and specialized breakout sessions reviewing the laws and regulations that impact the day-to-day employer/employee relationship.
Highlights of the workshop include:

• “Ask the Lawyer” open forum lunch session
• Tips and strategies for maintaining a harmonious workplace
• Overview of Federal and State law changes
• Clarifying the impact recent Supreme Court decisions will have on employers
• Understanding how content in an employee handbook can help or hurt employers in legal claims

For a complete conference agenda and registration information, please visit the ASE website.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.

ALUMINUM USA 2015: Q&A with Michael Koehler, Industry Vice President, Reed Exhibitions

The U.S. market is the aluminum industry’s third-largest global market, generates $65 billion of direct economic impact and more than 155,000 jobs in the U.S. alone. From November 11-12 the new trade show ALUMINUM USA will bring together the branch at the Cobo Center Detroit and give a comprehensive overview of the entire aluminum industry. 100 companies from 18 nations and 2,000 decision makers are expected. With the event, Reed Exhibitions – the world’s largest organizer of trade shows and conventions – is intensifying its industry event activities in the US.

Seven questions to Michael Koehler, Industry Vice President, Reed Exhibitions.

1. How did you come to choose Detroit as the place to host your new show?

Only few areas of the United States have as much to offer as the Detroit Region – especially for the aluminum industry. Michigan is the capital of the global automotive industry, which is the largest buyer of aluminum. Emerging from the structural changes that shook up the industry, the Detroit metropolitan area is once again benefitting from growth in the U.S. economy. Since 2006, the city of Detroit has been home to more than $12 billion in commercial, industrial and residential property investment. The manufacturing know-how and high level infrastructure of the region are the best conditions for a new and centrally located industry trade show. Detroit is a great place to do business.

2. Who is your target audience for this event?

ALUMINUM USA addresses producers and processors of aluminum as well as engineers and developers from the automotive and aerospace industries, from shipbuilding, the building and construction sector or the packaging line – all aluminum application industries.

3. What makes your event special and in what way will your audience benefit from your show?

The trade fair will give a comprehensive overview of the entire aluminum industry. It is the meeting place for suppliers of raw material, semi-finished and finished products, surface treatment and producers of machinery, plant and equipment for aluminum processing and manufacturing. The visitors will benefit from the wide range of new solutions and technologies.

4. Where are the exhibiting companies from and what range of products will be on display?

Alongside key US players such as ABB, Almex, Bloom Engineering, Granco Clark and Wagstaff lots of companies from Canada, Europe and Asia will be joining the event. Japan’s UACJ, SMS from Germany, Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche from Italy or a large group of Turkish companies will bring a global perspective to the show.

5. Will the show also feature education?

Kicking off ALUMINUM USA will be the North America Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium 2015, which will take place from November 9 to 11. The symposium will focus on lightweight construction in the automotive industry and will feature keynotes and presentations by executives from carmakers and suppliers. Also, ALUMINUM USA will feature an educational theater supported by the US Aluminum Association on the showfloor.

6. The ALUMINIUM show has been taking place in other parts of the world. Why did you choose to stage the show in the US now?

Since 2009, demand for aluminum in the United States and Canada has increased by nearly 40% – these are excellent prospects for international producers and processors. Many US companies asked for their own ALUMINUM show. Not least the US Aluminum Association has reinforced our decision. Reed Exhibitions is the worldwide partner of the aluminum industry. ALUMINUM USA is a new launch of a show concept that works. Starting in 1997, the German ALUMINIUM show has become the World Trade Fair for the industry, flanked by aluminum shows in China, India, Dubai and Brazil. With ALUMINUM USA we want to install the meeting point No. 1 for the branch in North America.

7. How can interested attendees receive more on registration and housing?

For registration and hotel & travel discounts please visit www.aluminum-us.com until September 15, 2015 registration will be free of charge

Butzel Long hosts the ABA Woman Advocate Committee’s Regional Education and Networking event on September 22, 2015

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long’s Women’s Leadership Committee is the Michigan host for the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Woman Advocate Committee’s Regional Education and Networking brown bag lunch program at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the firm’s offices in Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills and Detroit.

The featured topic is, “The Grit Project: True Grit and a Growth Mindset,” which is designed to be a discussion-based program where individuals learn about grit and growth mindset and then apply the frameworks to a problem.

The conference call will feature Milana Hogan of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. She will provide an overview of the Grit & Growth Mindset research. A video will follow outlining two scenarios – – “Struggling with Your Workload” and “Bullying in a Deposition.” Local hosts of the program will lead a discussion on how grit and mindset can be applied to the two scenarios.”

“The ABA Regional Networking events are excellent opportunities for women attorneys to gather for professional development and networking,” said Robin Luce Herrmann, attorney and shareholder, Butzel Long, and Co-Chair of the Regional Networking Roundtable subcommittee.

The program is free. All female attorneys are invited to attend the program to discuss gender issues in the profession. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. However, reservations are required and can be emailed to the following Butzel Long host attorneys:

Ann Arbor, Mich.

Jennifer Dukarski

Butzel Long

301 East Liberty Street, Suite 500

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

dukarski@butzel.com

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Debra Geroux

Butzel Long

Stoneridge West Bldg.

41000 Woodward Avenue

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

geroux@butzel.com

Detroit, Mich.

Angela Shapiro

Butzel Long

150 West Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100

Detroit, MI 48226

shapiro@butzel.com

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Decline to Sign Campaign to Raise Awareness About Job-Killing Petition Drive

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For over 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber has been committed to serving its members and driving prosperity across Southeast Michigan. As a new petition drive to raise the state’s corporate income tax (CIT) emerges, the Chamber is once again standing behind that commitment and working to keep Michigan’s economy strong.

Through email, social media and other communication platforms, the Chamber will use its newly launched Decline to Sign campaign to raise awareness and inform voters about the damaging effects of the petition, which would nearly double Michigan’s CIT from 6 to 11 percent.

While the petition aims to fund transportation repairs, it does so at the expense of the state’s future economic growth, hurting existing employers and deterring investors from considering Michigan as a place to do business. It also undermines the landmark tax reform of 2011 that has served as a catalyst for reinvention and increased jobs and investment.

In a recent Crain’s Detroit Business article, the Chamber’s Vice President of Government Relations Brad Williams outlined exactly why the petition drive is misguided.

“You can’t fix this (roads) problem by creating a new one. This proposal is going to create a huge one … Businesses have many choices. If this goes through, Michigan’s going to be a less-desirable choice.”

The Chamber is actively working to offer a more comprehensive, sustainable solution to Michigan’s road funding crisis. In Lansing, the Government Relations team continues to advocate for legislation that adheres to the Chamber’s “Five Principles for Transportation Funding.”

The Chamber will continue to oppose this ill-advised, job-killing petition. To learn more about the Decline to Sign campaign, visit detroitchamber.com/declinetosign.

Nemeth Law founder listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

Detroit, Mich. —Aug. 18, 2015— Patricia Nemeth, founder of Nemeth Law, P.C., a Detroit-based labor and employment law firm, has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. Nemeth was recognized in the practice areas of Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation- Labor and Employment.

Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. The firm is now the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Nemeth’s areas of expertise include all aspects of traditional labor and employment litigation law, including complex employment investigations and analyses, discrimination/harassment, age, disability, sex, race, whistleblowers, wrongful discharge, union organizing activities and union issues, and multi-party lawsuits. She is also an arbitrator and a certified mediator for all types of civil litigation, including employment. Nemeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate and LLM in Labor Law from Wayne State University School of Law. She is an ABA Foundation Fellow and a member of the Michigan, Illinois, Federal and the United States Supreme Court Bar.

About Best Lawyers®
Inclusion in Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer reviews, using a sophisticated and transparent survey process. The methodology is designed to capture as accurately as possible the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area. More information is at www.BestLawyers.com.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Aug. 18: Students Celebrate Commitment to Higher Education at Detroit Scholarship Fund’s Summer Ceremony

Students Celebrate Commitment to Higher Education at Detroit Scholarship Fund’s Summer Ceremony

More than 200 Detroit students and their families celebrated the start of a new school year and their commitment to continuing higher education at the Detroit Scholarship Fund’s (DSF) Summer Ceremony on Aug. 11. The city-wide ceremony, held at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, provided students the chance to speak with DSF coordinators and meet with academic counselors from the five participating community colleges across Southeast Michigan.

The event kicked off with a keynote address from Tyrone Bledsoe, founder and CEO of the Student African American Brotherhood, who stressed perseverance and the impact of higher education on the regional economy. Following the keynote, students engaged with DSF coordinators about the ins and outs of scholarship eligibility before participating in individual breakout sessions.

This year, more than 3,500 students registered for the DSF. Of those, 500-600 students are expected to enroll full-time in community college classes for the 2015 fall semester. The Detroit Regional Chamber continues to administer the DSF on behalf of Gov. Rick Snyder to ensure that any Detroit-resident student graduating from a high school in the city will have a tuition-free path to an associate’s degree or technical certificate. For more information, visit www.DetroitScholarshipFund.com.

Decline to Sign Campaign Challenges Petition to Raise Corporate Income Tax

In an effort to ensure Michigan’s continued economic growth, the Detroit Regional Chamber launched its Decline to Sign awareness campaign, marking a key step against a petition drive to raise Michigan’s corporate income tax.

Decline to Sign opposes a job-killing petition that would nearly double the state’s flat corporate income tax — from 6 percent to 11 percent. If approved, the proposal threatens to undo Michigan’s landmark 2011 tax reform and puts at risk the state’s job creation and tax revenue from jobs that goes to roads and other vital services.

While fixing Michigan’s roads is necessary to the region’s economic prosperity, it should not come at the expense of the state’s continued revitalization. The Chamber is advocating for a road funding plan that adheres to its five principles for transportation funding, which outline the foundation for a comprehensive solution that supports a world-class infrastructure without undercutting key business and economic development. Click here to read an article in Crain’s Detroit Business about the Decline to Sign campaign.

Detroit’s Next Chapter Video Earns ‘Best in Show’ at ACCE, Continues Chamber’s Effort to Promote City and Region

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s efforts to share the story of opportunity and progress in Detroit with the rest of the nation and world received top honors at the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ (ACCE) Annual Meeting in Montreal this month, earning a “Grand Award” and “Best in Show” for its 2014 Detroit Policy Conference video.

Bringing to life the illustrated cover of the September/October 2013 Detroiter magazine, the video featured many of the key leaders and organizations driving Detroit’s transformation as it navigated bankruptcy. Like the magazine, the video was created following the city’s bankruptcy filing and communicates a positive story about Detroit’s “next chapter,” including interviews with change-makers such as Ponyride’s Phil Cooley, Detroit Police Chief James Craig, Mayor Mike Duggan, Quicken Loans’ Dan Gilbert and Midtown Detroit’s Sue Mosey.

The project reflects the collective work and collaboration of the Chamber’s Creative Advisory and Detroit Policy Conference teams, as well as Chamber members — ONE Brand Studio, who produced the video, and Skidmore Studio, who designed the Detroiter cover. Each year the ACCE organization recognizes excellence in marketing and communications at its annual convention as hundreds of chambers across the country submit work related to marketing, communications, publications, etc. to the Awards for Communication Excellence competition. Click here to view the video.

Inaugural Investor Briefing: Innovation Key to Attracting Chinese Companies to Michigan

Detroit and Michigan’s innovative automotive, medical and information technology industries are ripe for investment from the Chinese international market according to a panel of economic development experts, who outlined their business attraction efforts at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s inaugural Investor Update this month.

The panel included representatives from Clayton & McKervey P.C., Comerica Bank, Dickinson Wright PLLC and Oakland County.

Matthew Gibb, deputy executive for Oakland County, said China’s market is experiencing significant saturation, forcing private investors to look elsewhere to expand operations. Foreign direct investment in the United States from China continues to increase, with Michigan as one of the top 10 states for direct investment.

“Understanding where we are going and how we are spending our resources to attract business investment is important,” Gibb said. “There is great value in branding ourselves in China.”

Held quarterly, the Investor Update is meant to inform and engage investors in the Chamber Foundation’s initiatives about efforts to grow the regional economy. The inaugural forum focused on the Chamber’s recent outreach at the Shanghai Auto Show, as well as trade mission trips to China with Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Skidmore Studio’s Tim Smith: Successful Leaders Must Have a Risk-Taking Spirit

Speaking to an audience of over 30 Detroit Regional Chamber members, Tim Smith, CEO of Skidmore Studio and a Detroit Regional Chamber Board member, offered an intimate look at his leadership principles, discussing Skidmore’s move to Detroit at the Chamber’s Inside the CEO Mind session on Aug. 13.

Smith discussed his business values and how he continues to try new ideas. With a motto of “Dare Mighty Things,” Skidmore embraces Smith’s love for taking risks.

“The fear of the ordinary is greater to me than the fear of the unknown,” Smith said.
After purchasing the company in 2010, Smith moved Skidmore to the M@dison Building in downtown Detroit, where it continues to experience positive growth. Following Smith’s presentation, attendees were able to participate in a question-and-answer session and tour the collaborative office space and explore the building’s popular rooftop.

Attend a Maverick Marketing Monday Session for Free with Season Pass Purchase

The Detroit Regional Chamber is offering members an exclusive season pass for its 2015-2016 Small Business: Unlocked Maverick Marketing Monday sessions. The season pass provides discounted admittance and ensures a seat at sold-out sessions. During this season, attendees will hear from industry experts on topics ranging from native advertising and content and mobile marketing, to infographics and social media.

Members can attend one session for free by purchasing the season pass for $120. Each session includes lunch and parking. To take advantage of this offer, please fill out this form and email it to Marianne Alabastro with payment by Monday, Aug. 31. For more information on all Chamber events, click here.

 

 

Six Dickinson Wright Attorneys in Detroit Named “Lawyers of the Year” for 2016

DETROIT, Mich., August 18, 2015 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s lawyers in Detroit have been identified as the leading practitioner in their practice area by Best Lawyers in America® 2016. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”.

The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 compile its list of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The lawyers being honored as Best Lawyers in America® 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” have received particularly high ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

The following Dickinson Wright attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers in America® 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”:

Detroit, MI
Steven G. Howell, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Kathleen A. Lang, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
James A. Plemmons, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Troy, MI
Roberta P. Granadier, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Anna M. Maiuri, Environmental Law
Mark E. Wilson, Health Care Law

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Butzel Long attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

DETROIT, Mich. – Fifty-one Butzel Long attorneys have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 (copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). The 2016 edition marks the first time that attorneys Beth deBaptiste, Thomas Kabel, Max Newman, Phillip Korovesis and Tom Bick have been named to Best Lawyers.

Moreover, the following firm attorneys have been named Lawyer of the Year (Metro): James C. Adams (Real Estate Law – Ann Arbor); James J. Urban (Construction Law — Lansing); Justin G. Klimko (Mergers and Acquisitions Law — Detroit); Robert A. Hudson (International Trade and Finance Law — Detroit); and, Ronald P. Strote (Construction Law – Bloomfield Hills).

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast more than five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The following Butzel Long attorneys were selected for the 2016 edition:

Butzel Long – Ann Arbor Law office

— James C. Adams

Real Estate Law

— George E. Kuehn

Corporate Law

— Claudia Rast

CleanTech Law

Environmental Law
Information Technology Law

Butzel Long – Bloomfield Hills office

— Ronald D. Bassey

Trusts and Estates

— Alexander B. Bragdon

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – ERISA

— Stephen A. Bromberg

Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law

— Beth I. deBaptiste*** (First Year Listed)

Real Estate Law

— Carey A. DeWitt

Employee Law — Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

— Gordon W. Didier

Real Estate Law

— W. Patrick Dreisig

Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law

Corporate Governance Law

— Beth S. Gotthelf

Environmental Law

— D. Stewart Green

Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law

— Thomas Kabel*** (First Year Listed)

Real Estate Law

— Sheldon H. Klein

Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Antitrust

— Bushra A. Malik

Immigration Law

— Daniel P. Malone

Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Product Liability – Defendants

— Allan Nachman

Real Estate Law

— Max J. Newman*** (First Year Listed)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debt Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law

— R. Peter Prokop

Corporate Law

Tax Law

— Richard E. Rassel

Commercial Litigation

— Dennis B. Schultz

Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

Litigation – Real Estate

— Thomas L. Shaevsky

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – ERISA

— Jack D. Shumate

Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental

— Thomas C. Simpson

Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law

— David W. Sommerfeld

Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates

— Ronald P. Strote

Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

— Daniel B. Tukel

Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Butzel Long – Detroit office

— Linda J. Armstrong

Immigration Law

— James C. Bruno

Corporate Law
International Trade and Finance Law

— Clifford J. DeVine

Commercial Litigation

— Arthur Dudley II

Corporate Law

— David F. DuMouchel
Bet-the-Company Litigation

Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

— Eric J. Flessland

Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

— John P. Hancock, Jr.

Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

— Robert A. Hudson

Corporate Law
International Trade and Finance Law

— Justin G. Klimko

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities/ Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

— Gary W. Klotz

Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

— Phillip C. Korovesis*** (First Year Listed)

Commercial Litigation

— Michael J. Lavoie

Commercial Litigation

— Mark R. Lezotte

Health Care Law

— Clara DeMatteis Mager

Immigration Law

— Donald B. Miller

Employment Law – Management

Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

— Reginald A. Pacis

Immigration Law

— James S. Rosenfeld

Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

— Bruce L. Sendek

Commercial Litigation

— William B. Slowey

Antitrust Law

— Nicholas J. Stasevich

Corporate Law

— James E. Wynne

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation — Defendants

Butzel Long – Lansing office

— James J. Urban

Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

Butzel Long – Washington, DC office

— Thomas Bick*** (First Year Listed)

Environmental Law

— Thomas Earl Patton

Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation – Securities

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Walsh College to Waive its Application Fee for Prospective Business Students During “Walk-In Wednesdays” in August

Walsh College, a leading all-business college and one of Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, will waive its normal $35 fee for prospective students who apply for admission during “Walk-In Wednesdays” in August at its locations in Troy, Novi, and Clinton Township.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. each Wednesday.

Prospective students may bring their college transcripts, meet with an admissions or academic advisor without an appointment, and discuss Walsh’s undergraduate and graduate business and information technology programs, as well as the admission process.

Attendees will also learn about student services, financial aid, student life, career services, and other Walsh College information.

Undergraduate programs offered at Walsh, a business education leader in the Detroit-area since 1922, include Bachelor of Accountancy, Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in Accounting Processes, Finance, General Business, Management, Marketing; and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

Graduate programs include Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Accountancy (MAC), Master of Science in Finance (MSF), Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL), Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Science in Marketing (MSMKT), and Master of Science in Taxation (MST).

Dual-degree options include MBA/MSF, MBA/MSITL, MBA/MSM, and MBA/MSMKT

“We invite prospective students to learn more about Walsh in this one-on-one environment. As a bonus, we will waive the application fee for students ready to begin our business programs, which are valued by students and area employers alike,” said Heather Rigby, director, Admissions and Academic Advising. “We offer fully accredited degrees at the bachelor and master level, as well as graduate-level certificates.”

Walsh College is located at 3838 Livernois, Troy; 41500 Gardenbrook, Novi; and University Center 1, Office 202A, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township.

For more information, visit www.walshcollege.edu, or call 1-800-WALSH-01