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Edward J. Zelmanski

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Biography

Edward J. Zelmanski is a partner with the firm Zelmanski, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1976, he earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit School of Law and has been a member of the Michigan Bar since 1979. He is a Michigan Master Lawyer and a member of the Real Estate Section of the Michigan Bar Association.

Mr. Zelmanski has a broad range of experience in real estate and community association matters, including the review,interpretation, enforcement and amendment of community association governing documents, as well as providing counseling and problem solving for community association boards and members. Mr. Zelmanski has experience with state and federal real estate litigation, foreclosure proceedings, real estate title and boundary disputes, as well as disputes with real estate developers and contractors. He has defended community associations in civil rights disputes and has assisted community associations and individual clients with civil rights disputes, bankruptcies, probate matters and class actions. He has contributed to the amendment of the Michigan Condominium Act, has published materials on real estate subjects and has lectured on real estate topics at Wayne State University and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He has trained dozens of attorneys in law school clinics. Mr. Zelmanski has also presented lectures on community association topics for the Real Property Section of the Michigan State Bar, Community Association Institute, United Condominium Owners of Michigan, Lorman Education Services and for private community management classes. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of the Community Association Institute and currently serves as Board President.

Mr. Zelmanski joined the Firm in 1997. He has also provided pro bono services to the elderly, church groups, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoys spending time with his family and has a myriad of other outside interests, including music, literature, cross-cultural studies, hiking, and swimming, and sheet metal and carpentry projects in addition to being an avid baseball and football fan.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1979

Classes & Seminars

  • Lecturer, Wayne State University, real estate topics
  • Lecturer, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, real estate topics
  • Lecturer, Real Property Section of the Michigan State Bar, community association topics
  • Lecturer, Community Association Institute, community association topics
  • Lecturer, United Condominium Owners of Michigan, community association topics
  • Lecturer, Lorman Education Services, community association topics

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

Professional Associations

  • Real Estate Section of the Michigan Bar Association, Member

Current Positions

  • President of CAI

Representative Cases

  • Pedinelli v Turnberry Park Estates, 2016 Mich App LEXIS 184 (2016)

Practice Areas

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

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1979
  • University of Michigan, Michigan
    • 1976