Randall A. Pentiuk

Attorney Profile

Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Attorney in Wyandotte, MI

Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, PC
 | 2915 Biddle Avenue, Suite 200
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Phone: 734-281-7100
Fax: 734-281-7102
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • State, Local & Municipal (50%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (40%),
  • Nonprofit Organizations (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Randall A. Pentiuk is the managing shareholder of Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., in Wyandotte, Michigan. Mr. Pentiuk has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of business, homeowners’ association, nonprofit and real estate law. He represents clients, including landlords and municipalities throughout Michigan, and in areas including Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Mr. Pentiuk is counsel for many Detroit area businesses and municipalities, and represents several housing cooperatives throughout the region. He is the publisher of the Cooperative Housing Law Journal and authors various articles on the subject. He sits on the board of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives and belongs to the American Bar Association’s forum on affordable housing and community development law.

In recognition of his accomplishments over his successful legal career, Mr. Pentiuk is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in America and Cambridge Who’s Who among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. He is a board member of the Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives and a recipient of the organization’s C. March Miller II award for his outstanding service.

Mr. Pentiuk earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, graduating with distinction. He graduated magna cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law. He holds a law license in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Washington and the District of Columbia, as well as several federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Always active in his legal community, Mr. Pentiuk is a member of numerous professional organizations. He is a co-founder of the Future of Cooperative Housing and assisted in the formation of House of Providence. He is president of Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries and a board member of Volunteers of America Michigan.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

State, Local & Municipal (50%): State, Local & Municipal Litigation

Real Estate (40%): Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance

Nonprofit Organizations (10%): Non-profit & Tax-exempt Organizations

Focus Areas

State, Local & Municipal Litigation, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Non-profit & Tax-exempt Organizations

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007, 2017 - 2019

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White Papers

  • The Michigan Cooperative Housing Law Primer - A primer designed for Directors of Housing Cooperatives.

  • 101 Ways to Improve Your Cooperative: A Law Primer - A succinct primer for Directors of Housing Cooperatives to assist in improving their operations and avoiding legal pitfalls.

  • A Law Primer for New Cooperative Board Members - Essential legal training for new Board Members of Housing Cooperatives.

  • About Randall Pentiuk

    Admitted: 1981, Michigan

    Professional Webpage: https://www.pck-law.com/About-Our-Attorneys/Randall-A-Pentiu...

    Honors/Awards:

    • "Marquis Who's Who In America", 2008 Edition
    • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell 
    • Awarded the C. March Miller II in recognition of outstanding service to MAHC., Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives
    • "Cambridge Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals", 2007/2008 Edition
    • "Michigan Super Lawyer"
    • Named after the esteemed  late Chairman of the Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives, this honor is bestowed in recognition of promoting and consistently displaying dedication and commitment to the preservation of the Cooperative Housing Movement and the MAHC organization., William Magee Spirit Award, Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chairman, Planning Commission 
    • District of Columbia, 1984
    • Sixth District Court of Appeals
    • Member, National Association of Parliamentarians
    • Member, American Bar Association's Forum, Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
    • Member, Michigan Municipal League
    • Member, National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC)
    • Chairman of the Board, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministry
    • Member, UCOM (United Condominium Owners of Michigan)
    • Co-Founder, Future of Cooperative Housing
    • Member, Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives (MAHC)
    • Member, Municipal Attorneys of Michigan Association (MAMA)
    • Member, Committee for Legislative Advocacy, International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)
    • Legal Counsel, Downriver Mutual Aid
    • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
    • Member, District of Columbia Bar
    • Member, State Bar of Michigan
    • Legal Counsel, Downriver Community Conference
    • General Counsel, Charter Township of Royal Oak
    • Corporation Counsel, City of Melvindale
    • U.S. Federal Courts, 1981
    • City Attorney, City of Riverview
    • Indiana, 2010
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
    • Michigan, 1981
    • Illinois, 2009

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Board of Canvassers, Trenton School District
    • First Chairman, Promise Village
    • President, Detroit Shelter for the Homeless
    • Acting President, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
    • Board of the Michigan Chapter of Volunteers of America
    • Member of the Board of Directors of the Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives (State of Michigan Vice President and Corporation Counsel)  and the National Association of Housing Cooperatives (Government Relations Committee).   Lecturer at conferences for MAHC and NAHC; editor of the MAHC Messenger; frequent author of articles published in the NAHC and MAHC publications
    • Member, Christian Legal Society
    • Board of Directors, Community Care Services, 2019
    • Board of Directors (Chairman) for the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, nationally acclaimed ecclesiastical entity serving the homeless and other needy persons in the City of Detroit, rebuilding one life at a time., 1981
    • Affiliate Attorney, Alliance Defending Freedom;  assisting clients on a pro bono basis, who have suffered a deprivation of religious liberties.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Article explaining the newly promulgated HUD guidance on the use of criminal convictions in the selection criteria and processing of membership applications in housing cooperatives, in order to navigate within the bounds of the federal fair housing laws., Author, The Convict Next Door: New Rules on Convictions Affect All Cooperatives, NAHC Cooperative Housing Quarterly, Housing Cooperatives, 2016
    • Editor, Detroit College Law Review, Detroit College of Law
    • Author, A Primer for New Cooperative Board Members
    • Author, "100 Ways to Improve Your Cooperative" 
    • Author, "Cooperative Law Primer" 
    • Michigan Cooperative Law Journal
    • Frequent Speaker, Housing Law Matters such as Civil Rights, Fair Housing Act Amendments, Sexual Harassment
    • Article explaining the newly promulgated HUD guidance on the use of criminal convictions in the selection criteria and processing of membership applications in housing cooperatives, in order to navigate within the bounds of the federal fair housing laws., Author, The Convict Next Door: New Rules on Convictions Affect All Cooperatives, NAHC Cooperative Housing Quarterly, Housing Cooperatives, 2016
    • Article explaining the newly promulgated HUD guidance on the use of criminal convictions in the selection criteria and processing of membership applications in housing cooperatives, in order to navigate within the bounds of the federal fair housing laws., Author, The Convict Next Door: New Rules on Convictions Affect All Cooperatives, NAHC Cooperative Housing Quarterly, Housing Cooperatives, 2016

    Representative Clients:

    • Public sector clients include the City of Riverview as City Attorney, the City of Allen Park as Corporation Counsel,  the City of Taylor as Legal Counsel to the Risk Management Committee and as Litigation Defense Counsel,  the Downriver Community Conference and Downriver Mutual Aid. as General Counsel,  South Huron Valley Utility Authority as General Counsel, several housing commissions, downtown development authorities, economic development corporations, retirement boards, and other public corporations.    Over sixty housing cooperatives, condominiums, homeowner associations represented.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Board of Directors of the Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives, serving on the Executive Committee;  Vice President for the State of Michigan; the Member Services Committee; the Finance Committee; the Education Subcommittee; and editor of the MAHC Messenger.  Instructor at the Annual Conference, teaching Coop Legal Update Classes.  
    • Board of Directors of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, serving as its Executive Vice President and also  on the Executive Committee,  the Ad Hoc Bylaws Committee,  the Ad Hoc Share Loan Committee,  the Communications Committee & Editorial Board of the Cooperative Housing Quarterly, and the Government Relations Committee.  Instructor at the Annual Conference.
    • Chairman, Board of Directors of Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.

    Newsletters:

    • Member of the Board of Editors for the National Association of Housing Cooperatives' publications including the Cooperative Housing Quarterly and Cooperative Housing Bulletin., Editorial Board Member, Housing Cooperatives
    • A periodical designed for Boards and Management Agents of Housing Cooperatives. to provide current legal matters of interest., National Cooperative Law Journal
    • Editor of, and the author for,  the MAHC (Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives) Messenger, a quarterly newsletter for the Management Agents and Board Members of Housing Cooperatives which are members of the Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives., MAHC Messenger, Housing Cooperatives

    Educational Background:

    • Wayne State University's School of Business Administration, Major: Accounting, Minor: Finance, Honors: Awarded with Distinction, 1976

    Industry Groups

    • Condominiums
    • Homeowner Associations
    • Housing Cooperatives
    • Municipalities
    • Nonprofit Corporations
    • Public Corporations
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    Office Location for Randall A. Pentiuk

    2915 Biddle Avenue
    Suite 200
    Wyandotte, MI 48192

    Phone: 734-281-7100

    Fax: 734-281-7102

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