Butzel Long attorneys publish article in Law360 highlighting trend limiting noncompetes

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September 19, 2019
DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorneys Bernard (Bernie) J. Fuhs, and Ziyad Hermiz co-authored an article that appears in the September 16, 2019 Law 360 newsletter and Expert Analysis section. The article is titled, “Mich. Bill Adds to States’ Trend of Limiting Noncompetes.”

Bernard (Bernie) J. Fuhs

Fuhs, Vice President and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, is a nationally recognized expert on non-compete and trade secret matters, having litigated and/or counseled clients on such matters in all 50 states and has presented to many national and local business and/or legal organizations regarding the same. 

Fuhs serves as Co-Chair of Butzel Long’s Diversity & Recruiting Committee and Chair of the firm’s Franchise Specialty Team.  He also is a member of the firm’s Non-Compete and Trade Secret Specialty Team. 

Fuhs is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2006).

Ziyad Hermiz

Hermiz concentrates his practice in the area of business litigation and has significant experience in non-compete and trade secret matters, civil RICO claims, and franchisor/franchisee disputes. He was named as a 2020 Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine in in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Franchise Law and a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star in the area of Business Litigation from 2012-2019.

Hermiz is currently a member of Butzel Long’s Diversity & Recruiting Committee. He is also a member of Butzel Long’s Non-Compete and Trade Secret Specialty Team.  He also previously served as Vice President of the Chaldean American Bar Association.

Hermiz is a graduate of The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2008).

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 @butzel_long or :
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