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Alan J. Couture

Alan J. Couture

Mr. Couture's practice is focused in the areas of insurance defense, employment law and civil litigation. He practices throughout northern Michigan and is also licensed in Texas. 

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 served as co-chair of the MDTC's Technology Committee. He 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, in both Texas and Michigan. He has often spoken at seminars on employment and litigation matters. As an adjunct professor for Spring Arbor University, he has taught post-graduate courses in Negotiations and Employment Law. He is the current Chair of the Peninsula Township Planning Commission and serves on the Board of Northern Family Intervention Services, which helps families with troubled children.He is the past Chair of the City of Gaylord Planning Commission and formerly served on the Board of the Otsego County Commission on Aging.He enjoys sports and holds a 4th Degree black belt in karate. 

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  • 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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