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

 

Experienced Condominium and HOA Attorneys

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

BE SURE TO FOLLOW CAMPUS SIGNAGE INDICATING – “EVENT PARKING”

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Melissa D. Francis presents
“Your Association and Bankruptcy”

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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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

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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Richard L. Wagner presents
“Accommodations and Civil Rights, Part II”

This session we will address the proper process for requesting an accommodation, what types of accommodations must be allowed and who bears the expenses.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Edward J. Zelmanski presents
“Alternative Dispute Resolution for Associations:  Access to Justice”

This session will discuss how 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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Stacia A. Miller presents
“Board Policies and Bylaw Restrictions: Guidance for Your Association”

This session will explore the difference between Board policies, bylaws and rules and regulations. We will discuss the parameters and considerations for creating legal, enforceable and compassionate policies. Additionally, we will discuss the consequences of “bad” policies or “good” policies that are not enforced.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

John D. Gwyn and Christene M. Richter present
“Trends in Community Association Litigation”

This session will focus on the intricacies of litigation involving various types of Community Associations from court actions, to Alternative Dispute Resolution options and the defense of Administrative Claims, professional insights will be provided. We will discuss how Associations can use litigation effectively and how the Board can/should determine if litigating a matter is in the best interests of the Association.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

ZDF Attorneys present
“Co-Owner Constitutional Rights vs. Association Responsibilities”

This session will explore co-owner Constitutional rights such as free speech, gun ownership, political affiliation (signage), religious practices (statues) and the like in the Condominium and HOA setting. We will discuss the ins and outs of creating bylaws that regulate co-owner behavior without violating a co-owner’s Constitutional rights.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Gregory J. Fioritto presents
“Parliamentary Procedure”

Most Bylaws require that the affairs of the Association be conducted “in accordance with Robert’s Rules, or some other form of Parliamentary Procedure…” However, recent amendments to the Nonprofit Corporation Act as well as rulings from the Michigan Court of Appeals cast doubt on the continuing significance and utility of these rules for Associations and their Boards. This class will examine some of these new developments in the law and the extent to which Robert’s Rules may still have value for Associations and Boards.

Wednesday, October, 17 2018

Shane F. Diehl presents
“Violations Process and Remedies for Correcting Violations”

Learn about process and tools for addressing violations of rules and restrictions in your community.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Richard L. Wagner, Jr. presents
“Amending Your Condominium Documents: Preparing for Success”

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.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Mark B. Davis presents
“Marijuana in Your Community”

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 updates on the direction the laws are taking including recent voting results and options for Boards moving forward.

CANTON TOWNSHIP CLASSES

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Melissa D. Francis presents
“Your Association and Bankruptcy”

Located at: Canton Administrative Building 1150 South Canton Center Canton Twp., MI

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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mark B. Davis presents
“Marijuana in Your Community”

Located at: Hanford Clubhouse 45800 Hanford Road Canton, MI

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 updates on the direction the laws are taking including recent voting results and options for Boards moving forward.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Edward J. Zelmanski presents
“Alternative Dispute Resolution for Associations: Access to Justice”

Located at: Gainsborough Clubhouse 45956 Gainsborough Drive Canton, MI

This session will discuss how 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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tracy N. Danner-Bond presents
“Amending Your Condominium Documents: Preparing for Success”

Located at: Hanford Clubhouse 45800 Hanford Road Canton, MI

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.

Wednesday, June 12, 2018

Lee S. Schofield presents:
“Violations Process and Remedies for Correcting Violations”

Located at: Hanford Clubhouse 45800 Hanford Road Canton, MI

Learn about process and tools for addressing violations of rules and restrictions in your community.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

John D. Gwyn and Christene M. Richter present
“Trends in Community Association Litigation”

Located at: Hanford Clubhouse 45800 Hanford Road Canton, MI

This session will focus on the intricacies of litigation involving various types of Community Associations from court actions, to Alternative Dispute Resolution options and the defense of Administrative Claims, professional insights will be provided. We will discuss how Associations can use litigation effectively and how the Board can/should determine if litigating a matter is in the best interests of the Association.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Richard L. Wagner presents
“Pets and Civil Rights, Part I”

Located at: Hanford Clubhouse 45800 Hanford Road Canton, MI

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!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Gregory J. Fioritto presents
“Parliamentary Procedure”

Located at: Hanford Clubhouse 45800 Hanford Road Canton, MI

Most Bylaws require that the affairs of the Association be conducted “in accordance with Robert’s Rules, or some other form of Parliamentary Procedure…” However, recent amendments to the Nonprofit Corporation Act as well as rulings from the Michigan Court of Appeals cast doubt on the continuing significance and utility of these rules for Associations and their Boards. This class will examine some of these new developments in the law and the extent to which Robert’s Rules may still have value for Associations and Boards.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Richard L . Wagner presents
“Accommodations and Civil Rights, Part II”

Located at: Hanford Clubhouse 45800 Hanford Road Canton, MI

This session we will address the proper process for requesting an accommodation, what types of accommodations must be allowed and who bears the expenses.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Stacia A. Miller presents
“Board Policies and Bylaw Restrictions: Guidance for Your Association”

Located at: Hanford Clubhouse 45800 Hanford Road Canton, MI

This session will explore the difference between Board policies, bylaws and rules and regulations. We will discuss the parameters and considerations for creating legal, enforceable and compassionate policies. Additionally, we will discuss the consequences of “bad” policies or “good” policies that are not enforced.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Mark B. Davis presents
“Marijuana in Your Community”

Located at: Hanford Clubhouse 45800 Hanford Road Canton, MI

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 updates on the direction the laws are taking including recent voting results and options for Boards moving forward.

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