The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T. – SCHEDULE UPDATE AND CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

The The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T.
Board Education and Training
Presented by

Zelmanski, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC
Attorneys at Law

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 series of monthly educational programs is free of charge and open to any Condominium/HOA Board Member, Manager or interested party in the community regardless of whether or not they are currently represented by our firm.

  • Always taught by attorneys
  • Always free of charge
  • Convenient locations near your community
  • Valuable advice given by experienced professionals

Reserve Your Spot Now!

Space is limited.  Please contact Attorney Stacia Miller (smiller@zdfattorneys.com) in our Mt. Clemens office to reserve your spot or with any questions.

CLINTON TOWNSHIP CLASSES

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Macomb County Community College
Professional Development Center

44575 Garfield Rd.
Building U1
Clinton Twp., MI 48038

Monday, December 18, 2017
Richard L. Wagner presents
“Pets and Civil Rights, Pt. 1”

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Richard L.Wagner presents
“Contracting for Associations”

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Melissa D. Francis presents
“Your Association and Bankruptcy”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Gregory J. Fioritto presents
“Rental Issues: Caps, Air BNB’s and Amendments”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Richard L. Wagner presents
“Accommodations and Civil Rights, Part II”

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Edward  J. Zelmanski presents
“Alternative Dispute Resolution for Associations: Access to Justice”

CANTON TOWNSHIP CLASSES

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Canton Administrative Building
1150 South Canton Center
Canton Twp., MI 48188

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Gregory J. Fioritto presents
“Rental Issues: Caps, Air BNB’s and Amendments”

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Melissa D. Francis presents
“Your Association and Bankruptcy”

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Mark B. Davis presents
“Marijuana in Your Community”

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Edward J. Zelmanski presents
“Alternative Dispute Resolution for Associations: Access to Justice”

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Tracy N. Danner-Bond presents
Amending Your Condominium Documents: Preparing for Success”

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

“Pets and Civil Rights, Pt. 1”
Presented by Richard L. Wagner
This session we will address the differences between “service animals” and the American’s with Disabilities Act and Emotional Support Companion Animals (ESCA’s) under the Fair Housing Act as Amended, (FHAA) and Michigan Persons with Disabilities Act and the Michigan Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act.  We will talk about the “interactive process” and what you can and cannot ask and whether or not you have to accept a doctor or other professional’s letter and whether or not you must allow an animal for unrelated reasons. Remember – Service Animals and Emotional Support Companion Animals ARE NOT pets!

“Contracting for Associations”
Presented by Richard L. Wagner
Although all of you have your snow contracts firmly in place – it won’t be long to think Spring, clean-up, lawn contracts or getting the routine maintenance or major repair contracts lined up.  You may even think you want to change – change of vendors, professional or other service providers – even management, so the questions arise and we will talk about: When is a contract not a contract? What is needed to have a contract? What are the minimum requirements you should be looking at and addressing? What are optimal provisions you should or might want to address? Specific contracts: Vendors and Management.

“Your Association and Bankruptcy”
Presented by Melissa D. Francis
This session we will be discussing the basics of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy and options for your Association if a Co-owner files.

“Marijuana in Your Community”
Presented by Mark B. Davis
This session we will discuss the differences between State and Federal laws, their enforcement, and options for associations, which often leave Boards dazed and confused.  We will attempt to clear the haze by discussing the likely direction the laws are taking and options for Boards moving forward.

“Rental Issues: Caps, Air BNB’s and Amendments”
Presented by Gregory J. Fioritto
This session explores the problems rental units and “Air-BnBs” create for modern condominium associations, the potential adverse impact of rentals on associations and best practices for resolving these issues.  We will also discuss the legality of rental bans, rental caps and “one-year ownership before renting” provisions under the Michigan Condominium Act with an eye towards drafting enforceable and practical bylaw amendments to regulate rentals.

“Accommodations and Civil Rights, Part II”
Presented by Richard L. Wagner
This session we will address the proper process for requesting an accommodation, what types of accommodations must be allowed and who bears the expenses.

“Alternative Dispute Resolution for Associations: Access to Justice”
Presented by Edward J. Zelmanski
This session discusses how Association Boards are presented with many problems and how there are many ways available to solve them.  Alternative Dispute Resolution (often referred to as ADR) procedures can provide a cost saving and time saving way to resolve your Association’s legal problems.  We will review the options that ADR procedures can provide to help your Board solve your Association’s problems.

“Amending Your Condominium Documents: Preparing for Success”
Presented by Tracy N. Danner-Bond
This session will explore the fundamentals of the process of amending Condominium Master Deeds and Bylaws, with a focus on the most effective practices for completing a project.  Specific tips for conducting a successful project through to its conclusion will be offered, including an examination of the best ways to explain proposed changes to both Board members and co-owners.  We will discuss tactics, such as co-owner surveys and informational meetings, that are most likely to lead to a successful document amendment project outcome and a satisfied membership.

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