By Olivia Pulsinelli | Business Review Western Michigan | January 29, 2009
"Like most kids, I grew up loving movies. Then in college I had a chance to be in some student films. When I got to law school, I became particularly interested in what I call the intersection of visual arts and law," Butterer says.
Firm: Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, Grand Rapids office
Education: University of Michigan, B.A., 1989; Indiana University, J.D., 1994
Practicing since: 1994
Speciality: Entertainment law and litigation
Karl Butterer chairs the entertainment law industry group at Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge and has been a part of many panel discussions and forums about the film industry. He is a member of the West Michigan Film and Video Alliance and the Michigan Production Alliance.