Thought Leaders Leon LeBrecque and John Moore, Ph.D., Discuss Economy Ahead of Election

For immediate release:

MEDIA ALERT

Thought Leaders Leon LeBrecque and John Moore, Ph.D., Discuss Economy Ahead of Election

What:
“2020: What’s Next? A Look at Marketing, Economy and Elections”

Financial thought leaders Leon LaBrecque and Dr. John Moore will discuss the state of the economy including the current inflation vector, federal balance sheet, federal debt trajectory, potential deficit solutions and other relevant topics ahead of the presidential election.

The event is one of several virtual activities planned to celebrate the inaugural Walsh Giving Day, which support programs and funds benefiting Walsh students.

Who:
Speakers:
Leon LaBrecque, JD, CPA, CFP, CFA, Chief Growth Officer at Sequoia Financial
John Moore, Ph.D., CPA, Chair and Professor of Economics and Finance, Walsh

Moderator:
Chad Livengood, Senior Editor of Politics, Policy and Detroit Rising, Crain’s Detroit Business.

Why:
The impact of COVID-19 on the economy and the upcoming presidential election are timely and relevant topics. This discussion will offer expert commentary on key issues and potential solutions from a financial perspective.

Who should attend:
This event is free to attend and available to all. Advanced registration is required. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu/givingday.

When:
Wednesday, August 26 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Where:
Virtual event via Zoom

Media contact:
Sharon Stanton
Communications Manager
248-823-1360
sstanton@walshcollege.edu

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our internationally and nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Thought Leaders Leon LeBrecque and John Moore, Ph.D., Discuss Economy Ahead of Election

For immediate release:

MEDIA ALERT

Thought Leaders Leon LeBrecque and John Moore, Ph.D., Discuss Economy Ahead of Election

What:
“2020: What’s Next? A Look at Marketing, Economy and Elections”

Financial thought leaders Leon LaBrecque and Dr. John Moore will discuss the state of the economy including the current inflation vector, federal balance sheet, federal debt trajectory, potential deficit solutions and other relevant topics ahead of the presidential election.

The event is one of several virtual activities planned to celebrate the inaugural Walsh Giving Day, which support programs and funds benefiting Walsh students.

Who:
Speakers:
Leon LaBrecque, JD, CPA, CFP, CFA, Chief Growth Officer at Sequoia Financial
John Moore, Ph.D., CPA, Chair and Professor of Economics and Finance, Walsh

Moderator:
Chad Livengood, Senior Editor of Politics, Policy and Detroit Rising, Crain’s Detroit Business.

Why:
The impact of COVID-19 on the economy and the upcoming presidential election are timely and relevant topics. This discussion will offer expert commentary on key issues and potential solutions from a financial perspective.

Who should attend:
This event is free to attend and available to all. Advanced registration is required. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu/givingday.

When:
Wednesday, August 26 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Where:
Virtual event via Zoom

Media contact:
Sharon Stanton
Communications Manager
248-823-1360
sstanton@walshcollege.edu

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our internationally and nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Seventeen Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”

TROY, Mich., – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 17 of the firm’s lawyers in Michigan have been identified as the leading practitioner in their practice areas as a Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and over 10 million evaluations are received on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. The lawyers being honored as Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “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 lawyers were selected as Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”:

Ann Arbor, MI
Thomas D. Hammerschmidt, Jr., Tax Law
James A. Samborn, Litigation – Construction
Jordan Schreier, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Detroit, MI
Phillip J. DeRosier, Appellate Practice
Mark R. High, Corporate Governance Law
Steven G. Howell, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Timothy H. Howlett, Employment Law – Management
James A. Plemmons, Bet-the-Company Litigation
William P. Shield, Jr., Banking and Finance Law
Bruce C. Thelen, International Trade and Finance Law

Lansing, MI
Peter H. Ellsworth, Administrative/Regulatory Law
Kester K. So, Utilities Law

Troy, MI
Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Craig W. Hammond, Public Finance Law
John H. Norris, Energy Law
Daniel D. Quick, Litigation – Banking and Finance
Edward H. Pappas, Mediation

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise, and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy processes for our commercial transactions. 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 for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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Legal Publication names Cooney to 2020 ‘Hall of Fame’ Class

Plunkett Cooney partner and former President & CEO Henry B. Cooney was recently named to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly (MLW) “Hall of Fame” Class of 2020.

Cooney, along with 18 other attorneys, professors and judges, was recognized as one of Michigan’s legal leaders over the age of 60 who has had a successful career and made valuable contributions to the community. The hall also includes attorneys who have practiced for 30 years or more.

On Sept. 3, MLW will host the 2nd annual Hall of Fame awards ceremony as a virtual online event broadcast from 6 to 7 p.m. The honorees will also be profiled in a special section appearing in the Sept. 7 issue of MLW.

Cooney has the distinction of having served as PC’s President & CEO for 18 years (1998-2015). Following his tenure, he returned to the full-time practice of law and continues to defend his clients in complex litigation involving products, construction and commercial liability.

Cooney’s involvement in the legal community includes serving as a past president and member of the board of directors of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and membership in numerous other professional organizations, including the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association and Defense Research Institute.

Cooney chaired the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference, and he remains a member of the chamber’s executive board. He served as a member of the organization’s board of directors from 2014 to 2015.

One of Cooney’s most notable philanthropic efforts has been his more than a decade of service to the American Heart Association’s Southeast Michigan Chapter. He was a longtime member of the Executive Leadership Team that is responsible for fund-raising and coordinating the organization’s annual Detroit Heart Walk.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of transactional and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 150 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms. The firm has also been selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as its inaugural Law Firm of the Year.

For more information about Hank Cooney’s selection as a 2020 Hall of Fame member, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or via email at jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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UHY Adds Tax Leaders in Houston

UHY Advisors, Inc., (UHY), one of the nation’s leading accounting and professional services firms (based in Farmington Hills), announces that Matt Martina, CPA, and Todd Sutherland, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), have joined the team as tax leaders working out of UHY’s Houston Office.

Matt Martina has joined as Managing Director of International Tax Services. He provides international tax services to clients in Houston, as well as nationally. He has more than 25 years of experience in international business planning and tax consulting. Martina contributes to client service areas including structuring, due diligence, transfer pricing, IP migration, regulatory compliance (including FCPA), M&A advisory and tax optimization. He has extensive experience with complex cross-border tax planning projects.

Martina has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from St. Francis University.

Sutherland is new to UHY as the Director of the Research and Development Tax Credit practice. He has over 20 years of experience assisting taxpayers with claiming R&D tax credits, as well as extensive experience in defending R&D tax credit claims under IRS examination. Sutherland specializes in a number of industries including energy, manufacturing, chemical, biomedical, engineering, and contracting.

Sutherland has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Millsaps College, a LL.M. in Taxation from University of Miami School of Law, and a J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law.

About UHY LLP and UHY Advisors
UHY Advisors, Inc. provides tax and business consulting services through wholly owned subsidiary entities that operate under the name of “UHY Advisors.” UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms. UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities.

UHY Advisors, Inc. and UHY LLP are US members of UHYI, a UK company, and form part of the international UHYI network of legally independent accounting and consulting firms. “UHY” is the brand name for the UHYI international network. Any services described herein are provided by UHY Advisors, Inc. and/or UHY LLP (as the case may be) and not by UHYI or any other member firm of UHYI. Neither UHYI nor any member of UHYI has any liability for services provided by other members.

Carla Walker-Miller

Founder and CEO, Walker-Miller Energy Services

Carla Walker-Miller is the founder and CEO of Walker-Miller Energy Services, a 20-year-old values-driven company that changes lives through energy, by reducing the utility burdens on families, creating jobs, and decreasing harmful greenhouse gases. Walker-Miller started the business in 2000 after an 18-year corporate career. She navigated the company through the recession by successfully pivoting from electrical equipment sales to the energy efficiency industry.

In 2018, Walker-Miller made three transformational decisions by instituting a $15 an hour minimum wage, resolved to only recruit team members who embrace the company’s culture of kind excellence, and adopted second chance policies that give people with criminal records fair opportunities for employment.

A longtime Detroit booster, Walker-Miller champions diversity in all forms, and aggressively recruits and trains a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the communities her company serves. She believes the representation of all voices emphasize our humanity, drives sustainable policies, and creates equitable opportunities for all.

Miller Canfield Appoints Chief Diversity Officer

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that it has appointed Michelle Crockett to the position of Chief Diversity Officer.

“This is a great step for the firm, and one that is intended to reinforce the firm’s commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable working environment, free from implicit bias and structural racism,” said Miller Canfield CEO Michael McGee. “And we are fortunate to have Michelle, who is the best person in the country to do the job.”

Crockett has previously served as the firm’s Hiring Chair/Diversity and Professional Development Principal. Her achievements include leading the firm to be included in the first class of major law firms nationwide to pilot the Mansfield Rule, which requires that at least 30 percent of candidates for lateral hiring and promotion considerations be women, minority and LGBTQ candidates.

Additionally, Miller Canfield is one of 51 firms that earned the Mansfield Certified Plus designation in 2019—and one of only 27 to earn it two consecutive years—by meeting the requirement of at least 30 percent diverse lawyer representation in a notable number of current leadership roles and committees.

In the newly created role, Crockett will chair the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, which will propose to the firm’s managing directors changes to firm structures and policies that can move the firm toward a more diverse and welcoming environment. The Council is comprised of the chairs of the following firm committees: Diversity, Summer Associates, Mentoring, Women of Miller Canfield, Pro Bono, and Associates, in addition to the Chief Operating Officer.

Under Crockett’s leadership, the firm has solidified its position as a leader in the area of diversity and inclusion and has earned national recognition for its efforts and initiatives. The firm attributes much of its success to Crockett’s relentless efforts to create actionable, measurable, results-driven initiatives that foster meaningful and sustainable change. She developed an aggressive two-year diversity plan that sets specific targets within leadership ranks, including the firm’s managing directors, to increase representation across the board.

The results have been remarkable. Specifically:

*49% of Miller Canfield’s associates are women
*40% of non-equity principals are women
*40% of managing directors are women
*40% of resident directors are minorities and women

In addition to her duties at Miller Canfield, Crockett teaches Race in the Law and K-12 Education Law at the University of Michigan Law School. She is a fellow of the American College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, a member of Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Leaders in the Law Class of 2020, and chairs the State Bar of Michigan Labor & Employment Law Section and the Michigan Community Resources Board of Directors.

Nineteen Dickinson Wright Attorneys Ranked in Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” 2021 Edition

TROY, Mich. – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 19 of the firm’s attorneys in Michigan have been included in Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” 2021 edition.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and over 10 million evaluations are received on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. To learn more about Best Lawyers in America®, please visit www.bestlawyers.com.

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on the Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” list include:

Ann Arbor, MI
Sungwook Lee, Litigation – Patent

Detroit, MI
Max A. Aidenbaum, Commercial Litigation
Michael L. Dallaire, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Ariana D. Pellegrino, Commercial Litigation
Julie Rhoades, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law
M. Katherine VanderVeen, Banking and Finance Law
Adam J. Wallace, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law

Grand Rapids, MI
Emily Rysberg, Family Law
Alexandre M. Zucco, Trusts and Estates

Lansing, MI
Samantha A. Pattwell, Commercial Litigation

Saginaw, MI
Timothy M. Cary, Litigation – Labor and Employment

Troy, MI
Andrea L. Arndt, Patent Law
Jessica L. Busch, Health Care Law
Peter E. Doyle, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property
Erin A. Johnson, Real Estate Law
Lauren A. Kwapis, Commercial Litigation
Chelsey L. Marsh, Real Estate Law
James A. Martone, Commercial Litigation
Alexandra A. Vallee, Health Care Law

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise, and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy processes for our commercial transactions. 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 for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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Butzel Long attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2021; Firm attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America® 2021 Ones to Watch

DETROIT, Mich. – Seventy Butzel Long attorneys have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 (copyright 2021 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). Moreover, seven firm attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America® 2021 Ones to Watch.

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.”

Lawyer of the Year

The following firm attorneys have been named Lawyer of the Year – R. Peter Prokop (Tax Law) – Bloomfield Hills and James J. Urban (Litigation – Construction) – Lansing.

Butzel Long attorneys named to Best Lawyers for the first time

Notably, the following firm attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers for the first time:
Maura Corrigan (Appellate Practice) – Detroit; Michael Decker (Litigation — Construction) – Lansing; George B. Donnini (Criminal Defense: White Collar) – Detroit; Susan L. Johnson (Litigation – Environmental) – Bloomfield Hills; Kaveh Kashef (Litigation – Labor and Employment) – Bloomfield Hills; Daniel J. McCarthy (Appellate Practice) – Bloomfield Hills; Scott Patterson (Employment Law – Management) – Bloomfield Hills; Daniel Rustmann (Commercial Litigation) – Detroit; Kurtis T. Wilder (Appellate Practice) – Detroit; Roxana Zaha (Real Estate Law) – Bloomfield Hills.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

The following firm attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch: Javon R. David (Commercial Litigation) – Bloomfield Hills; Damien DuMouchel (Criminal Defense: White-Collar) – Bloomfield Hills; Michael R. Griffie, (Commercial Litigation/ Litigation – Labor and Employment) – Detroit; Rebecca Klein (Commercial Litigation) – Detroit; Shanika A. Owens (Real Estate Law) – Detroit; Ivonne M. Soler (Family Law);
Hannah E. Treppa (Litigation – Labor and Employment) – Detroit.

The following Butzel Long attorneys were selected for the 2021 edition:

Butzel Long – Ann Arbor Law office

– Regan K. Dahle
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
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
Privacy and Data Security Law

– Diane M. Soubly
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – ERISA

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

– Andrew W. 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

– Carey A. DeWitt
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

– W. Patrick Dreisig
Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
Corporate Governance Law

– Geoffrey S. Gallinger
Corporate Law
Real Estate Law

– Debra A. Geroux
Commercial Litigation
Health Care Law

– Michael F. Golab
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Corporate Law

– Beth S. Gotthelf
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental

– David W. Hipp
Real Estate Law

– Susan L. Johnson
Litigation – Environmental

– Thomas A. Kabel
Real Estate Law

– Kaveh Kashef
Litigation – Labor and Employment

– Sheldon H. Klein
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Antitrust

– Bushra A. Malik
Immigration Law

– Daniel J. McCarthy
Appellate Practice

– Allan Nachman
Real Estate Law

– Max J. Newman
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law

– Scott Patterson
Employment Law – Management

– William A. Penner
Trusts and Estates

– Robert P. Perry
Trusts and Estates

– R. Peter Prokop
Corporate Law
Tax Law

– Thomas B. Radom
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law

– Richard E. Rassel
Commercial Litigation

– Brett A. Rendeiro
Commercial Litigation

– Dennis B. Schultz
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Real Estate

– Robert H. Schwartz
Health Care Law

– 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

– Roxana Zaha
Real Estate Law

Butzel Long – Detroit office

– Linda J. Armstrong
Immigration Law

– James C. Bruno
Corporate Law
International Mergers and Acquisitions
International Trade and Finance Law

– Maura Corrigan
Appellate Practice

– David Devine
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law

– George B. Donnini
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

– 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
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

– William Kliffel
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

– 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

– Phillip C. Korovesis
Commercial Litigation

– Mark R. Lezotte
Health Care Law
Tax 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

– Daniel Rustmann
Commercial Litigation

– Bruce L. Sendek
Commercial Litigation

– Nicholas J. Stasevich
Corporate Law

– Kurtis T. Wilder
Appellate Practice

– James E. Wynne
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Butzel Long – Lansing office

– Michael Decker
Litigation – Construction

– 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 an alliance office in Beijing. 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

Butzel Long attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2021; Firm attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America® 2021 Ones to Watch

DETROIT, Mich. – Seventy Butzel Long attorneys have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 (copyright 2021 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). Moreover, seven firm attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America® 2021 Ones to Watch.

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.”

Lawyer of the Year

The following firm attorneys have been named Lawyer of the Year – R. Peter Prokop (Tax Law) – Bloomfield Hills and James J. Urban (Litigation – Construction) – Lansing.

Butzel Long attorneys named to Best Lawyers for the first time

Notably, the following firm attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers for the first time:
Maura Corrigan (Appellate Practice) – Detroit; Michael Decker (Litigation — Construction) – Lansing; George B. Donnini (Criminal Defense: White Collar) – Detroit; Susan L. Johnson (Litigation – Environmental) – Bloomfield Hills; Kaveh Kashef (Litigation – Labor and Employment) – Bloomfield Hills; Daniel J. McCarthy (Appellate Practice) – Bloomfield Hills; Scott Patterson (Employment Law – Management) – Bloomfield Hills; Daniel Rustmann (Commercial Litigation) – Detroit; Kurtis T. Wilder (Appellate Practice) – Detroit; Roxana Zaha (Real Estate Law) – Bloomfield Hills.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

The following firm attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch: Javon R. David (Commercial Litigation) – Bloomfield Hills; Damien DuMouchel (Criminal Defense: White-Collar) – Bloomfield Hills; Michael R. Griffie, (Commercial Litigation/ Litigation – Labor and Employment) – Detroit; Rebecca Klein (Commercial Litigation) – Detroit; Shanika A. Owens (Real Estate Law) – Detroit; Ivonne M. Soler (Family Law);
Hannah E. Treppa (Litigation – Labor and Employment) – Detroit.

The following Butzel Long attorneys were selected for the 2021 edition:

Butzel Long – Ann Arbor Law office

– Regan K. Dahle
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
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
Privacy and Data Security Law

– Diane M. Soubly
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – ERISA

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

– Andrew W. 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

– Carey A. DeWitt
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

– W. Patrick Dreisig
Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
Corporate Governance Law

– Geoffrey S. Gallinger
Corporate Law
Real Estate Law

– Debra A. Geroux
Commercial Litigation
Health Care Law

– Michael F. Golab
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Corporate Law

– Beth S. Gotthelf
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental

– David W. Hipp
Real Estate Law

– Susan L. Johnson
Litigation – Environmental

– Thomas A. Kabel
Real Estate Law

– Kaveh Kashef
Litigation – Labor and Employment

– Sheldon H. Klein
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Antitrust

– Bushra A. Malik
Immigration Law

– Daniel J. McCarthy
Appellate Practice

– Allan Nachman
Real Estate Law

– Max J. Newman
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law

– Scott Patterson
Employment Law – Management

– William A. Penner
Trusts and Estates

– Robert P. Perry
Trusts and Estates

– R. Peter Prokop
Corporate Law
Tax Law

– Thomas B. Radom
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law

– Richard E. Rassel
Commercial Litigation

– Brett A. Rendeiro
Commercial Litigation

– Dennis B. Schultz
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Real Estate

– Robert H. Schwartz
Health Care Law

– 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

– Roxana Zaha
Real Estate Law

Butzel Long – Detroit office

– Linda J. Armstrong
Immigration Law

– James C. Bruno
Corporate Law
International Mergers and Acquisitions
International Trade and Finance Law

– Maura Corrigan
Appellate Practice

– David Devine
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law

– George B. Donnini
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

– 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
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

– William Kliffel
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

– 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

– Phillip C. Korovesis
Commercial Litigation

– Mark R. Lezotte
Health Care Law
Tax 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

– Daniel Rustmann
Commercial Litigation

– Bruce L. Sendek
Commercial Litigation

– Nicholas J. Stasevich
Corporate Law

– Kurtis T. Wilder
Appellate Practice

– James E. Wynne
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Butzel Long – Lansing office

– Michael Decker
Litigation – Construction

– 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 an alliance office in Beijing. 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