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Law firm hires member
A municipal law and labor relations attorney has joined the local office of a national law firm.
Detroit-based Dickinson Wright said it has hired attorney Ronald Bultje as a member.
He practices in the areas of municipal law and labor relations, representing numerous municipalities in West Michigan.
The firm said he has “extensive experience in advising legislative bodies, planning commissions and zoning boards of appeal.”
In representing municipalities, Bultje provides advice on contracts, intergovernmental relations, land transfers, governmental powers and authority, land use and zoning, utilities, millage matters, the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
He also has participated in collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice hearings, arbitration hearings and unemployment hearings.
Bultje also provides counsel to municipalities and private sector employers regarding fair employment practices.
He is a member of the American Bar Association’s State/Government and Labor and Employment sections, the State Bar of Michigan’s Labor and Employment and Public Corporation Law Sections, and the Ottawa County Bar Association.
Bultje earned a B.A. from Calvin College and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.
He is past president of the Grand Haven Christian School Board of Education and the Tri-Cities Family YMCA and served on the boards of TCM Counseling and the American Cancer Society.
Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups.
Headquartered in Detroit, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices as well as a Canadian office in Toronto.