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Biography

Richard L. Wagner, Jr. joined the Firm in 2016 as a long-time practitioner with over 40 years’ experience. He is a Senior Associate Attorney with the Firm. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Wagner gained valuable experience working in the fields of construction, real estate, and property management. He is truly a “veteran” in the realm of community association law, having provided real estate and community association legal services since 1976. Before joining Zelmanski, Danner, and Fioritto, PLLC, Mr. Wagner was principal owner of the law firm of Schlottman & Wagner, PC, which focused heavily on the practice of community association law and represented hundreds of associations throughout the State of Michigan, with a particular focus on the Metro Detroit area. Schlottman & Wagner, PC was highly-regarded in the world of community associations as one of the primary law firms in Michigan practicing in the field.

Through years of dedication and hard work, Mr. Wagner gained a depth of experience in the field of community association law which few Michigan attorneys can match. His primary practice areas include civil litigation, collections matters, document amendments, general counsel, board education, and developer disputes and litigation.

Mr. Wagner is admitted to practice in the Michigan and Federal Bar Associations. He is a member of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar and its Legislative Sub-Committee for Condominiums, Cooperatives, and PUD’s.

Mr. Wagner’s professional affiliations include the State Bar of Michigan, the Community Associations Institute (CAI), the United Condominium Owners of Michigan (UCOM), the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce, and the Bar Associations for Macomb and St. Clair Counties. Mr. Wagner formerly served as the Chairperson and, later, Vice Chairperson on the Clay Township (St. Clair County) Downtown Development Authority for several years. Mr. Wagner works in our Mt. Clemens office and resides in Clay Township, Michigan.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Macomb County Chamber of Commerce

Professional Associations

  • Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Legislative Sub-Committee for Condominiums, Cooperatives, and PUD’s, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI)
  • United Condominium Owners of Michigan (UCOM)
  • Clay Township (St. Clair County) Downtown Development Authority, Chairperson
  • Clay Township (St. Clair County) Downtown Development Authorit, Vice Chairperson

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Collection of Assessments
  • Document Amendments
  • General Counsel
  • Board Education
  • Developer Disputes and Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Fair Housing Act Compliance
  • HOA Law
  • Michigan Condominium Act

Education

  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D.
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    • B.A.