Clark Hill Attorneys Jordan S. Bolton and Joseph S. Kopietz Elected to Membership of the Firm

Jan 10, 2012

DETROIT, MI – Attorneys Jordan S. Bolton and Joseph S. Kopietz have been elected to membership of Clark Hill PLC, CEO John Hern announced.

“We are pleased to announce the election of Jordan and Joe to membership in our firm,” Hern said. “They are very talented attorneys who are dedicated to their clients and consistently go the extra mile in providing our clients with excellent service. We congratulate them on this milestone.”

Bolton practices in Clark Hill's Litigation Practice Group and is a Member of the Recruiting Committee. He is resident in the Detroit office.

Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; and profiled in a recent Crain’s Detroit Business article listing the busiest litigators in Michigan; Bolton has significant experience in a variety of fields of litigation, including: Articles 2, 3, 4, & 9 of the UCC; business dissolution; collections; construction; consumer disputes; contracts; intellectual property; partnership and shareholder disputes; real estate; torts; and warranties. Prior to joining Clark Hill, Bolton gained significant courtroom experience holding positions with Judge George C. Steeh of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Free Legal Aid Clinic, and the 46th District Court of Southfield, Michigan.

Outside the office, Bolton takes an active role both within and outside the legal community. He is an active member of several committees of state and local bar organizations, including selection for service on the State Bar of Michigan’s United States Courts and Character and Fitness Committees, service on the Board of Barristers of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, and as a Barrister for the Oakland County Bar Association Inns of Court. A former collegiate hockey player, Bolton spends much of his free time playing in the Lawyers League of Hockey Detroit he founded and as a goalie coach for Cranbrook.

In law school, Bolton received numerous scholarships and Dean’s Awards for academic excellence, and was an active Board and National Team member on the school’s Moot Court Team. As a member of the National Championship Team, Bolton also coached a champion Outside Competition Team.

Kopietz practices in 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. Kopietz 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 $400 million in tax credit related investments since 2007. As a LEED Accredited Professional (AP), Kopietz 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, Kopietz was the Chief Operating Officer of a nonprofit agency which provided affordable housing and health services in Southeast Michigan.