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Butzel Long attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

DETROIT, Mich. – Fifty-one Butzel Long attorneys have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 (copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). The 2016 edition marks the first time that attorneys Beth deBaptiste, Thomas Kabel, Max Newman, Phillip Korovesis and Tom Bick have been named to Best Lawyers.

Moreover, the following firm attorneys have been named Lawyer of the Year (Metro): James C. Adams (Real Estate Law – Ann Arbor); James J. Urban (Construction Law — Lansing); Justin G. Klimko (Mergers and Acquisitions Law — Detroit); Robert A. Hudson (International Trade and Finance Law — Detroit); and, Ronald P. Strote (Construction 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 2016 edition:

Butzel Long – Ann Arbor Law office

— James C. Adams

Real Estate Law

— George E. Kuehn

Corporate Law

— Claudia Rast

CleanTech Law

Environmental Law
Information Technology Law

Butzel Long – Bloomfield Hills office

— Ronald D. Bassey

Trusts and Estates

— Alexander B. Bragdon

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Litigation – ERISA

— Stephen A. Bromberg

Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law

— Beth I. deBaptiste*** (First Year Listed)

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*** (First Year Listed)

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 – Defendants

— Allan Nachman

Real Estate Law

— Max J. Newman*** (First Year Listed)

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

— Ronald P. Strote

Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

— 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*** (First Year Listed)

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*** (First Year Listed)

Environmental Law

— Thomas Earl Patton

Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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