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Butzel Long CFO Michelle A. Brown named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ ‘Notable Women in Finance 2018’

Butzel Long Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Michelle A. Brown was recently named to Crain’s Detroit Business’ “Notable Women in Finance 2018.” She is among 45 women to receive this prestigious recognition.

Brown participates in building a culture that is team-oriented, committed to professional excellence and ensures a high-level of client service. She develops strategic and financial analysis of key performance metrics for presentation to the firm’s Finance Committee and Board of Directors.

Brown also serves as a key advisor and strategic partner to the Finance Committee, Board of Directors and other firm leaders regarding business planning, profitability, growth targets and revenue goals.

She leads the development of annual operating and capital budgets and manages the budgeting and forecasting process.

Brown also monitors all laws and regulations regarding corporate taxes, current trends and best practices in accounting and financial reporting. She communicates the impact of new developments and regulations and makes appropriate recommendations.

She is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators (National and Detroit Chapters)

Brown earned a Master of Business Administration –Magna Cum Laude — in 2000 from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration from the University of Michigan School of Management in Dearborn in 1992.

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 and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: