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Clark Hill Attorney Joseph S. Kopietz to Present During Michigan’s Conference on Affordable Housing

April 26, 2010


Clark Hill attorney Joseph S. Kopietz will present “Social Enterprise – Can Your Agency Afford Not to Consider?” during Michigan’s Conference on Affordable Housing in Lansing, MI.

The session will address nonprofit organizations embracing business endeavors that meet the mission of their agency and provide a revenue stream for the organization.

Joseph will also offer issues to watch out for when nonprofits enter into deals so as not to jeopardize their tax exempt status.

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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 $200 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.

Joseph serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness, the leading advocacy organization for homeless persons in Michigan and the agencies that serve them, and on the Affordable Housing Committee of the Oakland County Task Force on Homelessness and Affordable Housing. Recently, Joseph was involved in the formation of the Historic Tax Credit Coalition serving both as general counsel for the organization and as a member of the legislative committee. He is also a member of the Michigan Housing Council and American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development.

Clark Hill PLC is a full service law firm that provides business legal services, government & public affairs, and personal legal services to our clients throughout the country. With offices in Arizona, Illinois, Michigan and Washington, DC, Clark Hill has more than 200 attorneys and professionals. For more information on our firm and our services, visit

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