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Attorney Joseph Kopietz Awarded Community Impact Award by the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Barristers

July 16, 2010

DETROIT, MI – Joseph Kopietz, an attorney in Clark Hill’s Real Estate Practice Group, has been awarded the first annual Community Impact Award by the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Barristers. The award recognizes the young attorney whose integrity, competence, and accomplishments have had a significant impact on the local community or have had a demonstrable impact on the state or national landscape.

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. 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.

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