Joel Freeman | Legislative Director

With many years of hands-on experience in government affairs, Joel Freeman comes to Acuitas as a well-respected attorney with diverse leadership expertise.

Previously serving as corporate counsel for Rockford Construction, vice president of government affairs with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and deputy legal counsel in the Michigan legislature, Joel excels at addressing complex and sensitive matters and turning them into actionable points for senior management and other stakeholders. He regularly secured large appropriations asks while balancing competing interests.

Joel also brings with him an extensive knowledge of legislative strategy and its practical implications to businesses, economic incentives, and corporate and property tax.

Joel received his Juris Doctor and bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University where he was also a member of the Spartan Marching Band. He volunteers his free time with the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre as both a board member and a performer.