Clark Hill Attorneys Deanna M. Deldin and Joseph S. Kopietz Author Article in The Michigan Business Law Journal
Deanna M. Deldin is an Associate with the Corporate Practice Group of Clark Hill’s Detroit office. Deanna focuses her practice in the areas of corporate law and tax exempt organizations. Deanna received a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Michigan – Dearborn in 2003, graduating with honors of distinction. She earned a J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 2007. While attending law school, Deanna participated in Moot Court, earning 1st place in the Law Day Competition in 2006, and also receiving the 1st place team brief award and 2nd place individual brief award. She also earned the 1st place individual brief award in the Arthur Neef Competition in 2005. Additionally, Deanna served as an extern to the Honorable Antonio P. Viviano, Chief Judge of the Macomb County 16th Judicial Circuit Court.
Joseph S. Kopietz is a Senior Attorney with the Real Estate Group of Clark Hill’s Detroit office. He focuses his practice in the area of economic development representing lenders, investors, nonprofit and for profit developers, municipalities, syndicators, underwriters and governmental authorities. Joseph has extensive experience with a variety of tax credits and incentives including Low Income Housing, Renewable Energy, Historic and New Markets Tax Credits as well as state tax credits, tax abatements and “Green” incentives. He has successfully closed transactions involving more than $100 million in tax credit related investments since 2007. As a LEED Accredited Professional (AP), Joseph is one of the small number of attorneys nationwide to obtain a certification which distinguishes professionals who have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™. He is also experienced in choice of entity planning, formation and maintenance, and incorporation and qualification of tax exempt organizations and regularly advises clients on Federal, state and local tax issues.
Prior to joining Clark Hill, Joseph was the Chief Operating Officer of a nonprofit agency which provided affordable housing and health services in Southeast Michigan.