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Firm News: ZDF Attorney Melissa Francis to present at the 40th Annual Community Association Law Seminar in New Orleans – “Advanced Issues in Bankruptcy”

We are most pleased to announce that Attorney Melissa Francis has been invited to deliver a presentation at the January 2019 Community Association Law Seminar in New Orleans.

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MARIJUANA LAW UPDATE: ZONING OUT – MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS HOLDS THAT ZONING ORDINANCE AGAINST MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS PREEMPTED BY THE MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT

In Deruiter v. Township of Byron, on July 17, 2018 (Docket No. 338972) the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a grant of a Motion for Summary Disposition in favor of a “caregiver” as defined in MCL § 333.26423. The Court … Continue reading

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Marijuana Law Update: Recreational Use in Michigan on the Ballot for November

Just to provide an update on recent happenings in the marijuana field (pun intended): Ballot Measure The language and signatures have been certified, and have gone without challenge.  The citizens of Michigan will get the opportunity to decide if marijuana … Continue reading

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The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T. (Board Education and Training) – East Side

Zelmanski, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC Presents The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T. (Board Education and Training) 2018 Schedule: East Side All classes held from 6:30- 8:00 PM

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The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T. (Board Education and Training) – West Side

Zelmanski, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC Presents The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T. (Board Education and Training) 2018 Schedule: West Side All classes held from 6:30-8:00 PM

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The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T. – Free Board Education and Training

  Experienced Condominium & HOA Attorneys The Board Education and Training program is designed to educate Condominium and HOA Board Members and Property Managers regarding the vast array of legal issues that they face in serving their associations. This ongoing … Continue reading

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Marijuana Law Update: Washington Extends Legislation that Prohibits the Spending of U.S. Tax Dollars on Enforcement against Medical Marijuana Use, and Vermont Legalizes Recreational Use

The recent budget negotiations to reopen the government included an extension of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, which prohibits federal tax dollars from being spent to enforce federal prohibition in states where medical marijuana is legal.  While this extension only lasts until … Continue reading

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Court of Appeals Rules against Condominium Association, Strictly Enforces Bylaws “Anti-Lawsuit” Restriction

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently rendered yet another decision against a condominium association strictly enforcing a lawsuit restriction contained in the association’s bylaws. In Sawgrass Ridge Condominium Association v Louis and Marilyn Alarie (“Alaries”) the association’s board of directors … Continue reading

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Repeals the “Cole Memo” – The Feds Take Aim at Marijuana Use

In early January 2018, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he had repealed the 2013 “Cole memo”, thus removing the primary barrier that had restrained federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana cases in states that have legalized the drug.  This … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana and Condominiums: A Growing Problem in Michigan?

There is hardly any area of the law that is evolving and changing as quickly as the law surrounding marijuana, especially medical marijuana.  Almost everyone is aware that in 2008 the voters in the State of Michigan legalized marijuana for … Continue reading

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