Butzel Long Attorney Elected to Board of Directors


Clara DeMatteis Mager

Butzel Long

Butzel Long has announced one of the firm’s attorneys and shareholders, Clara DeMatteis Mager, has been elected to the firm’s board of directors.

“Clara has deep leadership experience with our firm and is a valuable addition to our board of directors,” says Justin G. Klimko, president and CEO of Butzel Long.

Mager’s practice is focused on business and family immigration issues. This includes all aspects of the international movement of personnel; inbound and outbound work-authorized nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent) status; immigration consequences of mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring; employer sanctions; and immigration law audits.

She has been the firm’s Immigration Department leader and worked to grow the practice. She is also the firm liaison to Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Additionally, she has served as chair and regional chair of the Lex Mundi Immigration Committee. She is active with the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, providing legal services to select social entrepreneurs. The foundation is part of the global social entrepreneur movement for positive social change. Additionally, she is active in the community, working on pro bono immigration matters.

Currently, she is a board member of the French American Chamber of Commerce, Italian American Alliance for Business and Technology, and Leonardo International, Inc., and is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Women Lawyers Bar Association, and Italian American Bar Association. Additionally, she was a board member and past chair of the J.D./L.L.B. Advisory Board and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law/University of Windsor Faculty of Law. She is a graduate of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Detroit XXII Class.

Mager has been listed as a Top Lawyer in metro Detroit by DBusiness. She is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer, and she received the 2015 Michigan Lawyers Weekly Women in the Law Award. Mager is a graduate of Wayne State University and of the Detroit College of Law, where she was a member of Law Review.

Butzel Long was founded in Detroit it 1854 and has full-service law offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Ann Arbor, New York, and Washington D.C., in addition to alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. 

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Plymouth’s Varroc Lighting Systems Names Senior Vice President

Plymouth-based global automotive lighting supplier Varroc Lighting Systems announced the appointment of Sylvain Puginier as senior vice president of global purchasing; material, planning, and logistics; and supplier performance. He will also oversee the company’s recently announced electronics joint venture.

Detroit-based Butzel Long Names New Shareholder

Detroit’s Buzel Long has announced that Brett Rendeiro has joined the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office as a shareholder. Rendeiro specializes in employment law and complex commercial litigation.

Detroit’s Franco Adds Media Veteran

Franco, a Detroit-based full-service public relations agency, has added Ed Garsten as an integrated media consultant. The media and PR veteran will advise on Franco’s integrated communication strategies, support media training and crisis work, and provide strategic direction on multimedia projects.

Detroit-based Dickinson Wright Adds Attorney

Detroit’s Dickinson Wright PLLC has announced that attorney Elissa Noujaim Pinto has joined the firm’s Troy office as of counsel.

New York-based Tiger 21 Launches in Detroit

New York’s Tiger 21 today announced the launch of its inaugural Detroit group, which will be led by Ian Burnstein. The investment group is a peer membership organization for high-net-worth wealth creators.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Retail Tenants Announced For Bedrock’s Shinola Hotel in Downtown Detroit
    Bedrock has announced four retail tenants that are coming to the 1400 Woodward block in Detroit,...
  2. Michigan Capital Advisors in Bloomfield Hills Invests in Wixom’s Ventech
    Bloomfield Hills’ Michigan Capital Advisors, a private equity firm focused on the automotive...
  3. Dearborn’s Ford and India’s Mahindra Group Sign Agreements to Share Powertrain, Connected Car Solutions
    Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn and Mahindra Group in India Wednesday signed two agreements to share...
  4. Blog: Bringing Humanity Back to the Workplace
    Last month as we celebrated one of my team member’s service anniversaries, it struck me that I...
  5. Detroit’s LIFT and Lansing’s Lifeline Firehose Develop Device Allowing Firehose to Deliver Breathable Air and Fire Suppressants
    Detroit’s Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) Thursday announced it helped Lansing’s...
  6. Macy’s Completes Store Improvements at Somerset Collection in Troy and Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi
    Macy’s today announced that its department stores at the Somerset Collection in Troy and Twelve...