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Butzel Long attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

Sixty-three Butzel Long attorneys have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC).

The 2018 edition marks the first time that 13 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers including: Mark E. Crane, Regan K. Dahle, Jennifer A. Dukarski, Geoffrey S. Gallinger, Debra A. Geroux, Michael Golab, Thomas R. McAskin, Mark T. Nelson, Robert P. Perry, Elissa Noujaim Pinto, Thomas B. Radom, T. Gordon Scupholm II, and John D. Selesko.

Moreover, the following firm attorneys have been named Lawyer of the Year (Metro): James C. Adams (Real Estate – Ann Arbor); John P. Hancock, Jr. (Labor Law – Management – Detroit); Justin G. Klimko (Corporate Governance Law – Detroit), and James J. Urban (Construction Law – Lansing).

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 2018 edition (‘***’ = First Year Listed):

Butzel Long – Ann Arbor Law office

James C. Adams
Real Estate Law
Regan K. Dahle
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Jennifer A. Dukarski ***
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Nancy Keppelman
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
George E. Kuehn
Corporate Law
Mark T. Nelson***
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Litigation – Trusts and Estates
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
Mark E. Crane ***
Collaborative Law: Family Law
Carey A. DeWitt
Employee Law — Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment
W. Patrick Dreisig
Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
Corporate Governance Law
Geoffrey S. Gallinger ***
Real Estate Law
Debra A. Geroux ***
Health Care Law
Michael Golab ***
Corporate Law
Beth S. Gotthelf
Environmental Law
D. Stewart Green
Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law
David W. Hipp
Real Estate Law
Thomas Kabel
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 Litigation – Defendants
Thomas R. McAskin ***
Health Care Law
Allan Nachman
Real Estate Law
Max J. Newman
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Robert P. Perry ***
Trusts and Estates
Elissa Noujaim Pinto ***
Immigration Law
R. Peter Prokop
Corporate Law
Tax Law
Thomas B. Radom ***
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Richard E. Rassel
Commercial Litigation
Dennis B. Schultz
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Real Estate
T. Gordon Scupholm II ***
Family Law
John D. Selesko ***
Trusts and Estates
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
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
Mark R. Lezotte
Health Care Law
Clara DeMatteis Mager
Immigration Law
Donald B. Miller
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
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 – 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