September 2021 B.E.A.T.

B.E.A.T.
Board Education and Training

Wednesday, September 16, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Live on Facebook and Zoom with replays on YouTube and Facebook

Attorney Brooke M. Jordan presents

“The Ins and Outs of Buying and Selling Real Estate in a Condominium or Homeowners Association”

This session hosted by Attorney Brooke M. Jordan will address the different types of ownership, deeds as well as what might result if you don’t have clear title. The program will contain a checklist to consider before you accept a quit claim deed for property and items to review when purchasing real estate in a condominium or homeowners association

To view the recordings from previous seminars, go to our YouTube channel or Facebook page.

For the zoom meeting details, call us at 734-459-0062. These Zoom presentations will be fed through our Facebook Event page.

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August 2021 B.E.A.T.

B.E.A.T.
Board Education and Training

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Live on Facebook and Zoom with replays on YouTube and Facebook

Attorney Gregory J. Fioritto presents

“Best Practices for Community Associations in a Post-Surfside World: Assessments, Amendments, Reserve Studies and Governance”

The June 24, 2021 collapse of Champlain Towers South has caused many condominium and homeowners’ association boards to re-examine their rules, policies, and operations on many fronts. This session hosted by Partner Gregory J. Fioritto will examine the potential impact of Surfside on several different aspects of community association operations and governance, and how this disaster might ultimately result in positive change for associations. Practical examples of how your association might guard against similar risks in relation to such topics as assessments, document amendments, governance and reserve studies will be explored. The changing landscape of the laws across the nation in regard to reserve studies specifically and reserve funding requirements will also be reviewed.

To view the recordings from previous seminars, go to our YouTube channel or Facebook page.

For the zoom meeting details, call us at 734-459-0062. These Zoom presentations will be fed through our Facebook Event page.

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July 2021 B.E.A.T.

B.E.A.T.
Board Education and Training

 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Live on Facebook and Zoom with replays on YouTube and Facebook

Attorneys Tracy N. Danner-Bond and Melissa D. Francis present

If the Sky Falls, are you Prepared? Association Emergency Preparedness in the Wake of the Surfside Condominium Collapse

Just as human bodies age and deteriorate, so do the buildings and infrastructures of condominium and homeowners’ associations. This aging, if not addressed, can have disastrous consequences.

Join Partner Attorney, Tracy Danner-Bond and Associate Attorney, Melissa Francis as they discuss how to keep your Association’s buildings and infrastructure healthy and prevent disaster.

They will also discuss steps your Association can take in advance of any emergency situation, such as the Surfside, Florida building collapse or a natural disaster, including the formulation of an Emergency Preparedness Plan and amendments to your Association’s governing documents.

To view the recordings from previous seminars, go to our YouTube channel or Facebook page.

For the zoom meeting details, call us at 734-459-0062. These Zoom presentations will be fed through our Facebook Event page.

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June 2021 B.E.A.T.

B.E.A.T.
Board Education and Training

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Live on Facebook and Zoom with replays on YouTube and Facebook

Zelmanksi, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC presents:

Working Relationships

“To have effective administration of your community, the troika of the board of directors, management company, and association counsel should be working together, and in their proper roles. The roles and functions of each of these three will be discussed in the context of basic functions of residential associations, with a particular focus on the role of association legal counsel and its relationship to the other two, the board and management company.”

To view the recordings from previous seminars, go to our YouTube channel or Facebook page.

For the zoom meeting details, call us at 734-459-0062. These Zoom presentations will be fed through our Facebook Event page.

 

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May 2021 B.E.A.T.

B.E.A.T.
Board Education and Training

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Live on Facebook and Zoom with replays on YouTube and Facebook

Brandi Lane of Customized Property Management presents:

Association Budgets: Is it all about the money?

Join us for a Line-by-Line tutorial on drafting, implementing, and following a budget, and why it is important for your association.

JUNE SEMINAR:

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Zelmanksi, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC presents “Working Relationships”

“To have effective administration of your community, the troika of the board of directors, management company, and association counsel should be working together, and in their proper roles. The roles and functions of each these three will be discussed in the context of basic functions of residential associations, with a particular focus on the role of association legal counsel and its relationship to the other two, the board and management company.”

To view the recordings from previous seminars, go to our YouTube channel or Facebook page.

For the zoom meeting details, call us at 734-459-0062. These Zoom presentations will be fed through our Facebook Event page.

 

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April 2021 B.E.A.T.

B.E.A.T.
Board Education and Training

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Live on Facebook and Zoom with replays on YouTube and Facebook

Attorney Melissa Francis presents:

“Are you ready for the summer?  Risk Management Considerations for Opening Your Association’s Playground, Pool, and Clubhouse for the 2021 Season”

Attorney Melissa Francis will discuss risk management and safety measures Associations should consider when preparing to reopen playgrounds, pools, and clubhouses for the 2021 season as the Global COVID-19 pandemic continues.  The program will contain basic playground, pool, and clubhouse risk management and safety procedures and the most current information on requirements for reopening set by the Centers for Disease Control, State of Michigan, and Health Departments in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties.

For the zoom meeting details, call us at 734-459-0062. This Zoom presentation will be fed through our Facebook Event page.

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Cranbrook Lecture Series

The excitement is building here as Partner Gregory J. Fioritto co-presents the third lecture “The Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House and Segregation in Metropolitan Detroit” on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. EST as part of Cranbrook’s Bauder Lecture Series “Unsettling Landscapes at Cranbrook”!  The Bauder Lecture Series starts this Sunday, April 11th and continues weekly through Sunday, April 25th.

The 2021 installment of the annual Bauder Lecture Series, Unsettling Landscapes at Cranbrook, brings six historians and experts to the Center’s virtual auditorium where they will help us explore, expand, and enrich our understanding of the histories with Cranbrook’s original 1904 Booth Estate, the 1915 Japanese Garden, and 1950 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Smith House.

Thomas Sugrue will examine how federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation in Detroit—and across the nation. As part of this presentation, he will assess the role that home and property owners’ associations played in enforcing restrictive covenants and promoting segregation throughout Detroit and its suburbs.

Gregory Fioritto will answer the question: What can the members and boards of homeowners’ associations do to change existing deeds—including that of the Smith House—to ensure they are never again used as tools to promote exclusionary practices? He will provide an overview of both the current Michigan laws governing community associations as well as a bill introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives—the Prohibited Restrictive Covenant Act—that addresses racist restrictions and offers permanent solutions.

You can use the link below for more information and to register for this series.

“UNSETTLING LANDSCAPES AT CRANBROOK” BAUDER LECTURE SERIES

This lecture series is free and open to the public.  Advance Registration is required. You do not need to register for each lecture separately; your registration will provide access and Zoom links to all three virtual lectures.

  • Gregory J. Fioritto is a partner with the law firm of Zelmanski, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC. A 2000 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, he has spent nearly his entire legal career practicing in the field of community association law. He has lectured on the subject for various organizations, including the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the United Condominium Owners of Michigan (UCOM), and is a Co-Chairperson of CAI’s Legislative Action Committee for Michigan. He also serves as President of his own condominium association’s Board of Directors in Canton, Michigan.

Gregory Fioritto

 

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March 2021 B.E.A.T.

B.E.A.T.
Board Education and Training

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Live on Facebook and Zoom with replays on YouTube and Facebook

Attorneys Richard L. Wagner, Jr and Brooke M. Jordan present:

“Taxes, Taxes, Taxes: Property and Income Tax Issues Impacting Community Associations”

Join attorneys Richard L. Wagner, Jr and Brooke M. Jordan in a discussion regarding the timeliness of an appeal and other tax impacts on community associations.

For the zoom meeting details, call us at 734-459-0062. This Zoom presentation will be fed through our Facebook Event page.

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February 2021 B.E.A.T.

B.E.A.T.
Board Education and Training

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Live on Facebook and Zoom with replays on YouTube and Facebook

Attorney Edward Zelmanski presents:

“Housing, an Essential Civil Right”

Join attorney Edward Zelmanski in an exploration of the foundation and development of basic civil rights in housing law. We will trace these from the beginnings in the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights to the Constitution through the creation of the United States Federal Housing Administration and through recent legislation and legal developments concerning civil rights in housing. We will discuss the impact of these principles on community association living.

For the zoom meeting details, call us at 734-459-0062. This Zoom presentation will be fed through our Facebook Event page.

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January 2021 B.E.A.T.

B.E.A.T.
Board Education and Training

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Live on Facebook and Zoom with replays on YouTube and Facebook

Attorney Gregory J. Fioritto presents:

“Guiding Your Association through the Pandemic Endgame”

As we move into a new year, it is imperative that community association boards have the most up-to-date guidance available on handling COVID-19-related legal matters. Gregory J. Fioritto, a partner with the firm, will host this interactive webinar examining the current status of the pandemic as it continues to impact associations. Learn how the introduction of a vaccine in 2021, the incoming presidential administration and other massive changes in our world may radically change the legal landscape once again for association boards. Recently enacted laws that provide associations with potential immunity for COVID-related legal claims will be discussed in depth. Other key topics, such as the re-opening of community facilities upon the introduction of a vaccine and the handling of association meetings, will also be addressed.

If you serve on a community association board or manage community associations, you cannot afford to miss this vital update on how to handle the biggest COVID-19 legal issues and hot topics that associations are sure to face in 2021 and beyond.

For the zoom meeting details, call us at 734-459-0062. This Zoom presentation will be fed through our Facebook Event page.

 

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