“I am blessed. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know our clients, understanding the legal issues that are presented, and working with them in a meaningful yet practical manner to solve a problem.”The best days for Joel are when he is presented a problem, and helps a client work creatively towards a resolution that makes sense. His practice focuses on working with businesses on a variety of legal matters, including business formation, business sale and acquisition, contract negotiation, employment matters and general business advice. He also has developed a thriving real estate practice, working with businesses and individuals in the sale and purchase of real estate, landlord-tenant matters, land contracts, zoning / municipal compliance and related issues. He works with contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on construction-related issues, and has been recognized for his work in the area of the Michigan Construction Lien Act and the Michigan Builders Trust Fund Act. Joel is one of those attorneys who places an emphasis on the “Counsellor at Law” role. If a problem cannot be resolved through negotiation, there are times when the advocate role needs to be utilized. Towards that end, Joel has handled a variety of civil litigation matters over the years, primarily issues involving business disputes, real estate disputes, collections and other general civil litigation issues. Joel’s experience as a professional and practical problem-solver comes in useful in navigating complex litigation and legal issues.