Clark Hill Attorneys Timothy M. Koltun and Joseph S. Kopietz to Speak at CPE Select Conference Presented by Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

Sep 8, 2009
DETROIT, MI – Clark Hill attorneys Timothy M. Koltun and Joseph S. Kopietz will speak at the CPE Select Conference, presented by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, MI. Timothy and Joseph will speak during the construction track and present “Going Green: What Does it Mean for the Construction Industry. "The seminar will address how incorporating “green” practices and sustainable designs techniques into construction projects can qualify for federal, state and local government incentives. For more information and registration, please visit

Timothy M. Koltun's practice is comprised almost entirely of real estate transactional matters. He has extensive experience in the sale, acquisition, development and leasing of residential, retail, office, industrial and hotel projects. Timothy has represented clients in complex sale/leaseback transactions involving commercial properties located in several states, and projects involving the utilization of tax credits and public and quasi-public funding. He has also represented institutional lenders as well as commercial borrowers in connection with construction and permanent financing, including securitized loans, and workouts, restructuring and enforcement of troubled loans.

Timothy has significant experience in forming limited liability companies and drafting and negotiating operating agreements for real estate projects. He has substantial expertise in the negotiation and documentation of design and construction related contracts, both from the contractor’s and owner’s standpoint. Timothy has represented numerous clients with respect to attached and site condominium projects as well as traditional platted projects.

Timothy is named in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and Super Lawyers in Michigan. Timothy is one of the limited number of attorneys nationwide who is a LEED Accredited Professional.

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.