Biography

Joe has a multifaceted practice and advises both institutional and individual clients.  He works closely with municipal officials and employees.  He assists clients in developing strategies to ensure the their organization is operating legally.  He attends and assists clients with conducting corporate board meetings.  He works closely with law enforcement officials and when necessary has assisted with investigations.  He negotiates a variety of commercial transactions for real estate developments and worked with bond counsel for financing of buildings and equipment.  His philosophy is to resolve problems quickly and efficiently while remaining focused on furthering the ultimate mission of the client.  He also works with clients to develop strategies to resolve internal corporate disputes without resorting immediately to civil litigation tactics.

Joe has over 30 years’ experience in serving the legal needs of municipal, non-profit and for-profit entities.  He has provided legal representation to:

  • Municipalities
  • Housing Commissions
  • Downtown Development Authorities
  • Planning Commissions
  • Economic Development Corporations
  • Community Development Organizations
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Charter Schools
  • For-Profit Corporations and Limited Liability Companies 

Primary Practice Areas

  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Non-Profits

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
      • B.A. - 1985
      • Major: Public Administration

    Admissions

    • Michigan, 1988

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • State Bar of Michigan
    • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA)
    • International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)

    Civic Associations and Memberships

    • Downriver Christian Community Church, Youth Teacher

    Classes/Seminars

    • Instructor for Freedom of Information Act Seminar
    • Instructor for Tax Exempt Organization Creation Seminar
    Joseph G. Couvreur
    • Shareholder

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    734-281-7102

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