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Butzel Long hosts April 9 briefing (The New Competitive Edge of Mexico) and reception

DETROIT, Mich. – Mexico is a hub of opportunity for manufacturing. However, keeping track of trends can be a challenge for businesses. Butzel Long is hosting two separate events designed for individuals who want to learn more about conducting business in Mexico on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in its Detroit office, located at 150 W. Jefferson, Suite 100.

First, Butzel Long will host a complimentary briefing from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9. The program, “The New Competitive Edge of Mexico: Opportunities in Automotive and Energy,” is designed for representatives of companies to learn more about what is happening today in Mexico and how they can benefit. Topics for discussion include: “Mexico as a Strategic Partner,” “New Tax Law” and “Other Reforms and Manufacturing Trends in Mexico and the 2014 Outlook.” Featured presenters include:

•James Bruno, Butzel Long attorney and shareholder

•Juan Manuel Solana Morales, Honorable Cónsul of México in Detroit

•Flavio Antonio Díaz Mirón Álvarez, Trade & Investment Minister of México

•Marie Alsace Galindo, TechBa-Michigan – Legal and Other Reforms

•Scott Sneckenberger, Plante Moran

•Richard Roche, ROCHE International LLC

•Ralph Biedermann, Mexico Consulting Associates

•Jeff Jorge, Global Development Partners

Second, Butzel Long in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico, is hosting a complimentary reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 during the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress 2014.

Space is limited for both events and registration is required. To register, visit For inquiries, contact Jonathan Spencer at (313) 983-6995 or

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. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting