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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