Partner Attorney: J. Joseph Purtell
Mr. Purtell was born in Pinconning, Michigan, and worked in the family restaurant and ice cream store. In 1975, Joe graduated (magna cum laude) from Michigan State University, with a B.A. in Economics. At MSU, he was admitted to Honors College, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society) and Sigma Delta Pi (National Hispanic Honor Society). In 1978, Joe graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. Joe Purtell works in the areas of bankruptcy, real estate, landlord/tenant, creditor/debtor rights, foreclosures, lien law and wills and trusts. From 1983-85 he was a U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee Panel member. As an Adjunct Professor at Delta College from 1993-2004, Mr. Purtell taught courses in Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy Law and Civil Litigation. Joe has presented seminars or educational presentations on landlord/tenant law, foreclosures, bankruptcy, the uniform commercial code and commercial transactions. He has served on various Boards, including the Bay City Downtown Development Authority (Chairman, 1989-1990), and the Downtown Management Board (Interim Chairman, 1990).