Joseph E. Quandt (Partner), admitted to bar, 1994, Michigan and U.S. District Courts; U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Education: Oakland University (B.A., Honors, 1990); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., with honors, 1993). Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society (President, 1989-1990). American Jurisprudence Award, Professional Responsibility, 1992; Certificate of Meritorious Achievement, Bankruptcy Law – Fraudulent Transactions, 1992.
Author: “Evaluation of Environmental Claims in Bankruptcy,” Thomas M. Cooley Environmental Review, Spring, 1993; “Abandonment of Environmentally Contaminated Property,” Federal Bar Journal, 1994; “Environmental Standing After Cleveland Cliffs,” Michigan Bar Journal, 2005; “Resources on Michigan Oil and Gas Law,” Michigan Bar Journal, 2001; “Handling Toxic Mold Construction Defect Cases,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly.
Co-Author: “The Michigan Environmental Law Desk Book,” published by the State Bar of Michigan. “Managing Environmental Claims in Bankruptcy” State of Michigan Press, 1993.
Lecturer/Commentator: State Bar of Michigan; Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Member: Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim County Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan, (Member and Council Member, 1999-2009, Environmental Law Section; Co-Chair, Environmental Program Committee; Co-Chair, Natural Resources Committee, 2004-2009); U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Trade Associations: Michigan Concrete Association (General Counsel, 1997-); Michigan Septic Tank Association (General Counsel, 2007-); Michigan Oil & Gas Association; Michigan Food Processors Association
Peer/Judicial Review Ratings: A/V Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell; listed in “The Best Lawyers in America”; Corporate Counsel’s “Top Lawyers” and “Michigan Super Lawyers”.
Practice Areas: Environmental Law; Oil & Gas Law; Business Law; Real Estate Law; Bankruptcy Law; Toxic Substance Liability. Mr. Quandt is also a certified facilitative mediator and frequently mediates environmental, oil and gas and other civil matters.