In addition to 22 years of experience as a practicing Attorney, Frederick F. Butters spent nearly a decade practicing Architecture. That tenure as a design professional affords a unique perspective on, and broad insight into the day to day decision making, difficulties and realities that face today's design and construction professional. Drawing on that experience in the design and construction fields, we concentrate our practice in service to those engaged in the design, procurement, construction and maintenance of construction projects of all types. We understand the design professions and the construction industry from the inside, and we bring that understanding to bear for the benefit of our clients.
We don't just theorize about how something should be done or should have been done. Instead, we apply actual industry experience to evolving legal issues and offer insightful and useful advice with real world applicability.
Frederick F. Butters, FAIA, Esq.
AIA Detroit Awards Frederick F. Butters the 2012 Gold Medal
2012 AIA Detroit Gold Medal
"This award, the highest honor the chapter can bestow upon a member, is presented in recognition of notable contributions to the American Institute of Architects Detroit and for outstanding achievement in the profession"
Frederick F. Butters, FAIA, Esq.
Frederick F. Butters wins CRE Ballard Award
The Counselors of Real Estate Presents Annual Ballard Award to Author of "Green" Articles: Frederick F. Butters
CHICAGO, 2009 - The Counselors of Real Estate's (CRE) editorial board of Real Estate Issues recently awarded its 2008 William S. Ballard Award to Frederick F. Butters, FAIA, Esq., for his article on the legal implications of building, selling, or representing a property as having sustainable or green characteristics. The honor, bestowed annually, recognizes the author(s) whose work best exemplifies the high standards of content maintained in the organization's 33-year-old professional journal, Real Estate Issues. Butters' article, entitled "Greening the Standard of Care: Evolving Legal Standards of Practice for the Architect in a Sustainable World", appeared in the 2008 Special Focus issue of Real Estate Issues that was devoted solely to "green" and "sustainable" topics as related to real estate. His article discusses the professional implications and potential liability architects, owners and design professionals may face when providing guidance in sustainable design decisions. Readers can download the article in its entirety, and review the full archives of Real Estate Issues, by visiting CRE at CRE Online
About Real Estate Issues
Real Estate Issues offers decisive reporting on today's changing real estate industry. Recognized industry leaders contribute critical analyses about important topics such as institutional investment, the dynamics of community developments, real estate ethics, alternative dispute resolution, the environment, finance and investment, and market analysis.
About The Counselors of Real Estate
Only 1,200 practitioners worldwide have been awarded the CRE designation of The Counselors of Real Estate. Based in Chicago and established in 1953, the group is an international professional organization whose members provide objective, reliable advice and counsel on matters affecting all forms of real property in the United States and abroad. Members include ranking representatives of real estate consulting, financial, legal and accounting firms as well as leaders of Wall Street, government and academia, and are admitted to the organization by invitation.
About the William S. Ballard Award
The William S. Ballard Award recognizes the author(s) whose work best exemplifies the high standards of content maintained in Real Estate Issues, the professional journal published by The Counselors of Real Estate. The award is named for the late William S. Ballard, CRE, and funding for the award is provided by the William S. Ballard Scholarship Fund in his memory.
Areas of Practice
Areas of practice include design professional liability, bid protests, contract review and negotiation, delay and acceleration claims, surety issues, building failures, personal injury, construction bonds and liens, changes and extras, overall risk management, and technical specification interpretation.
In addition to working with the design professions and construction industry, we handle a variety of general and business matters including debtor / creditor cases, bankruptcy, corporate and partnership formation and operation, land use and development, zoning, government and public relations, procurement, employment, environmental and hazardous waste issues, as well as domestic relations, wills, trusts, decedent's estates and various other general practice issues.
We represent clients from every segment of the general business community, the design professions, and the construction industry. Representative clients include;
owners design professionals (architects and engineers) general contractors sub / trade contractors specialty contractors material and equipment suppliers sureties and insurance carriers
We have been engaged as legal counsel on cases dealing with significant private and public construction projects, including office buildings / corporate headquarters, casinos, churches, shopping centers, hotels, industrial manufacturing plants, residential buildings and subdivision development, educational facilities, theaters, state and municipal public works projects, electrical generating facilities, highways, streets and bridges, as well as a variety of other project types.
Frederick F. Butters, PLLC Attorney at Law 26677 West 12 Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan 48034
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