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Butzel Long attorney Edward D. Gold named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2014 Class of “Leaders in the Law”

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Edward D. Gold, Counsel, Butzel Long, is one of 30 attorneys named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2014“Leaders in the Law.” They are attorneys who are changing the law, expanding access to justice and improving the profession and their communities. The Class of 2014 represents a broad spectrum of practice areas from across the state. Gold will be honored during a luncheon on March 20, 2014.

Gold, practices matrimonial law full-time in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. For more than 15 years, he served as the practice group leader for the firm’s Family Law practice. He has handled complex matrimonial matters and has significant experience in the valuation of all types of business and personal assets. He has a reputation for high client satisfaction.

In 2013, Gold was named to the Leading Michigan Lawyers list in the areas of Family Law and Family Law ADR. This distinction is earned by being among those lawyers who are most often recommended by their peers in statewide surveys.

He is a former chairperson of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, from which he received its Lifetime Achievement Award. Gold is a member of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, membership in which is limited to 100 of the country’s top Family Law Trial lawyers.

Gold previously served as a National Vice President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and as President of the Michigan chapter. He is an elected member of the Matrimonial Network, a group of the 30 finest matrimonial lawyers in the country. He also has served as President of the Southfield Bar Association and the Oakland County Bar Association.

He is listed in the current edition of the Best Lawyers in America and has been continuously listed for the past 20 years. He was named one of the 10 best divorce lawyers in metropolitan Detroit by Detroit Monthly magazine and is recognized as one of Michigan’s Super Lawyers.

Gold is a lifetime member of the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Service and served as its President. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and chaired its Attorney Division and also served on one of its Budget and Allocation committees. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Oakland County Legal Aid Society. In addition, Gold has served as the National President of his college fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi and served as the chair of its financial board. He was presented with their highest award, The Order of the Lion.

Gold attended Wayne State University and Detroit College of Law (J.D.). He has authored numerous articles on family law and is a contributing lecturer for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the State Bar Family Law Section Seminar Series, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Michigan Trial Lawyers. He helped create the Family Forum, an annual program for Family Court Judges, Family Law Attorneys and therapists. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he taught Family Law.

About Butzel Long

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a full-service law firm with offices 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. Visit the Butzel Long website at