Butzel Long Attorney to Lead Michigan Israel Business Bridge


Attorney Beth S. Gotthelf, shareholder of the law law firm Butzel Long, has been elected president of the Michigan Israel Business Bridge, a bi-national chamber of commerce.

Gotthelf has previously served on the the association’s board of directors and as vice president of the executive council. She has also served as chair of matchmaking to bring Israel and Michigan automotive companies together as part of a high-tech automotive exchange mission by the Israel Consul for Economic Affairs and the organization.

At Butzel Long, Gotthelf represents and counsels a diverse mix of clients. She also is chair of Butzel’s Aerospace and Defense Industry Team and co-chair of the Energy and Sustainability Practice Team.  At the same time, she is an executive-in-residence with the Macomb-OU INCubator. She serves on the board of directors of the Better Business Bureau and serves on its executive committee.

Gotthelf, of Birmingham, has been very active in bar associations, including in the State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law Section, where she served as past chair and the American Bar Association Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law. She is chair of the City of Birmingham Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.

She  earned her Bachelor of Science in public administration and public policy from Oakland University and her juris doctor from the University of Detroit. In 2009, Gotthelf received an Oakland University Distinguished Alumni Award.