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Butzel Long attorney Arthur Dudley II named to the 2014 Michigan Chronicle’s Men of Excellence

May 12, 2014
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Arthur Dudley II is among 50 honorees named to the 2014 Michigan Chronicle’s Men of Excellence. The Michigan Chronicle is the region’s oldest and most respected African-American newspaper. Dudley will be recognized during a program at the MGM Grand on June 13, 2014.

The 50 honorees were nominated by Michigan Chronicle readers on the basis of being an African-American male and community leader, executive or business owner. Honorees must have proven success within his profession/industry, serve as a positive role model whose contributions encourage others and are active in the community.

Dudley, who practices in Butzel Long’s Detroit and New York offices, has extensive experience in nearly all aspects of corporate law. He has practiced law for more than 35 years. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, securities law, representation of emerging growth companies and general corporate representation. In the course of his practice, Dudley has advised the boards of directors of numerous private and public companies and currently serves as a director of Altimetrik Corp.

He has participated actively in a number of civic and charitable organizations in the Detroit area. He currently serves as director, Secretary and general counsel of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, a director and former Chairperson of the Legal Aid and Defender Association and a director of Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation.

Dudley participated in the Leadership Detroit Program sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce; the Black United Fund of Michigan, where he served as a director and Chair of the Board; New Detroit, Inc., where he served as a member of the Minority Economic Development Committee; the Detroit Urban League, where he served as a director and Vice Chair of the Board; and, the One Stop Capital Shop, where he served as a director and Chair of the Board.

Dudley has been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Corporate/M&A), The Best Lawyers in America (Corporate), Michigan Super Lawyers (Mergers and Acquisitions) and DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro-Detroit 2011-2012 (Appellate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate Law; Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Securities Law).

Dudley is a graduate of Yale Law School (J.D., 1977) and Yale University (M.A., Economics, 1977). Prior to law school, Mr. Dudley attended Harvard College as a National Merit Scholar, graduating cum laude (B.A. Economics, 1973).

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in the United States. It was founded in 1854, making this year its 160th anniversary of providing trusted client service. Butzel’s full-service 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. The firm is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting