Ziyad I. Hermiz is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Detroit office and is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee. He concentrates his practice in the area of business and commercial litigation. He has significant experience in non-compete, non-disclosure, and trade secret disputes, business and financial services industry disputes, franchise disputes, real estate, securities, and sales representative matters. He also advises start-ups and closely held businesses.
Mr. Hermiz is a graduate of The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2008), where he was the Executive Editor of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review and received the Dean's Scholarship for Academic Excellence. He was also inducted into the Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society, honoring graduates with outstanding academic achievement. He completed his undergraduate business studies at Michigan State University (B.A., with honors, 2004) where he was the recipient of the Phillip and Viola May Scholarship.
Prior to joining Butzel Long, Mr. Hermiz interned for the Honorable Judge Avern Cohn for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2007-2008). Mr. Hermiz is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association and previously served as Vice President of the Chaldean American Bar Association from 2011-2013. Mr. Hermiz was named a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star (Business Litigation) from 2012-2016.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2008||09/23/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Laddy||Legal Aid and Defender Association||2012|
|Shareholder and Attorney||Butzel Long||2008 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Baker College||2016 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Leadership Oakland||Class XXIV Graduate||2013 - 2014|
|Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association||American Inns of Court||2012 - 2013|
|Chaldean American Bar Association||Vice President||2011 - 2013|
|Chaldean American Bar Association||Board of Directors||2008 - 2013|
|BNA publications||Contributing author to The Developing Labor Law's chapter on RICO||2008|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Michigan State University||Bachelors with Honor||2004|
|Justice Day Session at Oakland County Circuit Court||Anatomy of a Deposition||2016|
|Future Leaders Club Presentation on Non-Competes||Panel Discussion on Non-Compete Issues||2015|
|Detroit Business Symposium||Startups and Growing Companies||2015|
|Avoiding a RICO Lawsuit||RICO||2015|
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