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Butzel Long attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

Fifty-four Butzel Long attorneys have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 (copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). The 2017 edition marks the first time that attorney Linda Kennedy has been named to Best Lawyers.

Moreover, the following firm attorneys have been named Lawyer of the Year (Metro): James E. Wynne (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Detroit ); James J. Urban (Construction Law and Litigation – Construction – Lansing); and, R. Peter Prokop (Corporate and Tax 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 2017 edition:

Butzel Long – Ann Arbor Law office

— James C. Adams
Real Estate Law

— Nancy Keppelman
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

— George E. Kuehn
Corporate Law

— Claudia Rast
CleanTech Law
Environmental Law
Information Technology Law

— Diane M. Soubly
Employment Law – Management

— Robert B. Stevenson
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – ERISA

— Andrew Stumpff
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Butzel Long – Bloomfield Hills office

— Alexander B. Bragdon
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – ERISA

— Stephen A. Bromberg
Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law

— Beth I. DeBaptiste
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
Real Estate Law

— Linda Kennedy*** (First Year Listed)
Patent 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
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

— 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
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
Environmental Law

— Thomas Earl Patton
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation – Labor and Employment
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