Biography

April is an Associate Attorney with Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C. She focuses on Cooperative Housing Law and Corporate Law including general landlord and tenant practice, corporate formation and governance, civil practice and procedure, FHA and HUD compliance, and state and local taxation.

She is involved in the many varied aspects of representing housing cooperatives, including attending and chairing Board and Member meetings, researching legal issues, researching and assisting with HUD issues, and has extensive experience with cooperative document review and drafting. April is the Supervising Attorney for all housing cooperative governing document research and drafting including articles of incorporation, bylaws, occupancy agreements, purchase agreements, Board resolutions, policies and procedures, and rules and regulations. April researches and prepares legal opinions, resolutions, and policy drafting for cooperative clients on varying issues of concern for Boards and Management alike. April regularly and aggressively assists in the representation of housing cooperative interests in all court and agency levels.

April has extensive background working with public housing commissions and HUD regulations, and regularly works with housing commission clients to assist with all legal matters including Commission meeting attendance, drafting legal opinions, assisting Commission Boards and Management with development and implementation of policy, and assistance with HUD relations.

With her experience in the cooperative and multi-family housing world, she contributes various articles for publication in the Midwestern Association of Housing Cooperatives MAHC Messenger, as well as Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak P.C.’s National Cooperative Law Center and the National Association of Housing Cooperatives. April is an instructor at both the Midwestern Association of Housing Cooperatives and National Association of Housing Cooperatives Annual Conferences and a contributing instructor for the MAHC CCS Course.

Primary Practice Areas

  • Cooperative Law
  • Business Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Trial and Appellate Advocacy

Education

  • Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2001
  • University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: Sociology
  • Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives, Certified Cooperative Specialist, Taylor, Michigan

    Admissions

    • Michigan, 2002
    • Illinois, 2012
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2002
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2002
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2007
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Michigan, 2007
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • State Bar of Michigan
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Midwestern Association of Housing Cooperatives, (MAHC), Education Sub-Committee
    • National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC), Member Services Committee

    Civic Associations and Memberships

    • MSU College of Law Alumni Association
    • Polish Roman Catholic Union (PRCU)

    Classes/Seminars

    • MAHC Annual Conference Instructor since 2013
    • NAHC Annual Conference Instructor since 2013
    • MAHC CCS Course Contributing Instructor since 2019

    Accolades

    • Michigan “Super Lawyer” Rising Star – An honor given to fewer than five percent of the states’ most respected attorneys
    • Michigan’s Top 100 Women Attorneys
    • Top Attorneys in Michigan’s Rising Stars
    April E. Knoch
    • Attorney

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