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Mr. Couture's practice is focused in the areas of insurance defense, employment law, business matters, civil litigation and facilitative mediation. He practices primarily out of the firm's Traverse City and Gaylord offices.

Mr. Couture is a court-approved general civil mediator for many northern Michigan counties. He formerly served as a Board of Governors member of the Grand Traverse/Leelanau/Antrim Bar Association. He was a Board member of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel from 2001 to 2009 and is a past co-chair of the MDTC's Technology Committee. He has organized MDTC seminars, including "LawTech 2004" and "Thinking Outside the Jury Box" in 2009, and he has published articles on various legal matters, including the Michigan No-Fault Act and employment law, in both Texas and Michigan. He often speaks at seminars on employment and litigation matters. As an adjunct professor for Spring Arbor University, he has taught post-graduate courses in Business Law, Human Resources Management, Negotiations and Employment Law. He is the past Chair of the City of Gaylord Planning Commission and former Board member of the Otsego County Commission on Aging. He currently serves on the Peninsula Township Planning Commission and on the Board of Northern Family Intervention Services, which helps families with troubled children.

Mr. Couture received his B.A. degree from Michigan State University in 1982 and his law degree from Texas Tech University in 1985, and he remains a licensed Texas attorney (on inactive status).

Practice Areas

  • Insurance defense
  • Employment law
  • Civil litigation
  • Mediation
 

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Articles

  • Court Considers Chapter 7 Trustee's Ability to Sell LLC Property in Sole Members Bankruptcy

    Michael I. Conlon

    A bankruptcy trustee has the right to liquidate any property of a Chapter 7 Debtor subject to claimed exemptions and liens. Does this right extend to a membership interest in an LLC where the sole member files bankruptcy? The Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan addressed this issue recently in In re Hopkins, Bankr. W.D. Mich. (Feb. 2, 2012).

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326 E. State Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Phone: 231-946-2700
Toll free: 800-968-8577

 

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Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone: 231-547-8990


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Frankfort, Michigan 49635
Phone: 231-352-9526
440 West Main Street, Suite A
Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: 989-732-1152
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