Butzel Long in Detroit Names Attorney, Shareholder to Board

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Bernard J. Fuhs
Bernard J. Fuhs // Photo courtesy of Butzel Long

Bernard J. Fuhs, attorney and shareholder for Detroit’s Butzel Long, has been elected to serve on the firm’s board of directors.

Fuhs specializes in non-compete and trade secret matters, has litigated or counseled clients on such matters in all 50 states, and has presented to national businesses and legal organizations.

He also has experience in franchise litigation, minority shareholder oppression disputes, financial services industry disputes, real estate, sales representative matters, and cannabis law. He advises startup and closely held businesses as well as sports and fitness industry members.

Fuhs has been selected as a DBusiness Magazine top lawyer in business litigation, trade secret, and franchise and has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer every year since 2013. The award is given to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Michigan.

A member of Butzel Long’s non-compete and trade secret specialty team, Fuhs also serves as co-chair of the firm’s diversity and recruiting committee and chair of the firm’s franchise specialty team.

After graduating from the University of Detroit Mercy, Fuhs earned his juris doctorate at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Fuhs is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association – Employment Rights and Responsibilities Section Member and Non-Compete/Trade Secret Subcommittee Member, and a member of the American Bar Association (Forum on Franchising).

Butzel Long was founded in Detroit in 1854. It has offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Ann Arbor, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms.

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