zelmanski, danner & fioritto, pllc

Experienced Condominium and HOA Attorneys
734-459-0062 (Plymouth)
586-465-1330 (Mt. Clemens)

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Gregory J. Fioritto

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Biography

Gregory J. Fioritto is a partner with the Firm. In July 2022, he relocated his law practice within the Firm to its Mt. Clemens office location where he now works full-time.

He graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with High Distinction in 1997, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and received numerous honors, including Phi Beta Kappa and recognition as an Angell Scholar. Mr. Fioritto earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School in 2000.

Mr. Fioritto joined the Firm as an Associate Attorney in 2003 and became a partner with the Firm in 2010. He has spent nearly his entire legal career practicing in the field of condominium, HOA and community association law. Mr. Fioritto has extensive experience in virtually every facet of condominium and HOA law, including, but not limited to: drafting master deed, bylaw and HOA covenant amendments and guiding associations successfully through the amendment process, drafting rental restriction amendments (including rental caps and bans), managing condominium conversions, handling Fair Housing disputes and claims, counseling boards and managers on insurance and casualty loss matters, collecting assessments, conducting lien foreclosures, assisting associations with civil litigation and appeals, bylaw enforcement, and FHA certification issues.

Mr. Fioritto has experience with the development of new condominium projects for developers, including drafting the documentation needed to establish a new project, and working with municipalities and government agencies to obtain necessary approvals and permits for site plans and Planned Unit Developments (PUD's).

He is also well-versed in the many developer-related matters that affect associations after the "transition of control" from the developer to the co-owner, including the application of the Condominium Act and other laws to "unfinished" condominium and HOA projects, defect litigation, and the enforcement of association rights in developer disputes. He has significant expertise in assisting new associations with maximizing and protecting their legal rights and leverage in transition negotiations with new project developers and builders.

Mr. Fioritto has attended literally hundreds upon hundreds of board and association meetings over the course of his career. His extensive experience has given him a strong interest in educating homeowners and board members on the potential benefits of the proper use of parliamentary procedure at meetings. He is also extremely well-versed in the many practical aspects of meeting management and frequently guides boards and associations on the fundamental "Do's" and "Don'ts" of conducting annual meetings, board meetings, and elections of directors.

He has lectured on a frequent basis for many years on condominium and HOA-related topics at seminars sponsored by the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the United Condominium Owners of Michigan (UCOM).

As a partner with the firm, Mr. Fioritto helped pioneer the firm's exclusive "Condo & HOA B.E.A.T. (Board Education and Training)" program, an ongoing series of educational sessions which are open to all who might wish to attend, not just to clients of the Firm. The Firm offers the B.E.A.T. educational program at no cost to attendees as a community service in furtherance of its ongoing mission to expand educational opportunities and resources for community associations across Michigan.

In further service of its educational aims, Mr. Fioritto helped create the Firm's "Neighborhood Know How" educational program. As part of this program, the Firm partners with municipalities on a regular basis to provide valuable educational sessions to local association boards and members at no cost to the municipality or to the attendees.

Since September 2020, Mr. Fioritto has served as a Co-Chairperson of the Community Association Institute's Legislative Action Committee (LAC). In this role, Mr. Fioritto helps guide the LAC as it monitors and reviews state and federal legislation that affects community associations. He also works with state legislators in Lansing to help make improvements in the laws that affect community associations.

For nearly six years, Mr. Fioritto served on the Board of Directors (as President and Secretary) of his own condominium association while living in Canton, Michigan. His many years of service on his own condominium board give him a unique and more complete perspective among attorneys of the many practical problems and legal issues that are encountered by association boards on a daily basis.

In addition to community association law, Mr. Fioritto has experience with commercial and residential real estate transactions, and small business formation (including corporations and limited liability companies).

Mr. Fioritto currently resides in New Baltimore and now spends his free time managing a house divided, with one son attending the University of Michigan and the other one beginning Michigan State University this Fall. He enjoys attending Michigan football games when the opportunity arises (Go Blue!) as well as vacationing up north in the state's "thumb area."

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2000

Classes & Seminars

  • Lecturer, Community Associations Institute (CAI), Condominium and HOA-related topics seminar
  • Lecturer, United Condominium Owners of Michigan (UCOM), Condominium and HOA-related topics seminar
  • Condo & HOA B.E.A.T. (Board Education and Training)
  • “Neighborhood Know How” educational program

Pro-Bono Activities

  • President, Michigan condominium board, Canton, Michigan

Current Positions

  • Chairperson of LAC

Practice Areas

  • Condominium
  • HOA Law
  • Community Association Law
  • Document Amendments
  • Collection of Assessments
  • General Counsel
  • Board Education
  • Developer Disputes and Transitional Matters
  • Insurance Duties & Disputes
  • Construction Defects
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Fair Housing Act Compliance
  • FHA Certification
  • Michigan Condominium Act

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2000
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Honors: Angell Scholar
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Psychology