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Gregory J. Fioritto

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Biography

Gregory J. Fioritto is a partner with the Firm. 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. He joined the Firm in 2003 and 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 and bylaw amendments and guiding associations 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 bylaw enforcement, and the handling of 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 of board and association meetings over the course of his career. His experience has given him a particular interest in educating co-owners and board members on the many benefits of the proper application and use of parliamentary procedure at meetings.

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 monthly series of free educational sessions held in Canton and Mt. Clemens and which are open to all (not just firm clients).

In further service of the firm's dedication to the ongoing education of condominium and HOA boards and their association members, Mr. Fioritto helped create the firm's "Neighborhood Know How" educational program. As part of this program, the firm provides valuable free educational sessions in conjunction with local municipalities.

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 has also worked with state legislators in Lansing to help make improvements in the laws that affect associations.

Mr. Fioritto currently serves as President of his own site condominium association in Canton, Michigan.

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