Partner Catherine Kaufman has been a practicing attorney for over twenty years. In addition to her law degree from Wayne State University (cum laude), she also holds a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. Catherine’s undergraduate degree is from James Madison College at Michigan State University. (GO GREEN)
Catherine is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the Michigan Association of Planning and is active in statewide planning organizations.
Catherine, her husband, Mark, and their son, Brett, love spending time at Lake Michigan and biking on the Kal-Haven Trail.
Catherine's practice includes all aspects of municipal law practice, with a focus on land use, planning, and zoning issues. She assists planning commissions, zoning boards of appeal, private citizens, and environmental groups on issues ranging from zoning ordinance applications to complex site development. She has practiced before the Michigan Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and numerous other courts throughout Michigan.
Catherine teaches extensively throughout the state on the Right to Farm Act, Medical Marijuana and Planning and Zoning issues. She has served as an instructor for the Michigan Townships Association, the Michigan State Extension Citizen Planner's Program, the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, the Michigan Association of Planning and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Catherine is also a regular contributor to the publication Planning & Zoning News.
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