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STEP FORWARD MICHIGAN KEEPS MARCHING ON

By: Melissa D. Francis, Esq. In 2010, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) received funding of $499 million dollars from the Federal Hardest Hit Program to provide financial assistance to homeowners left struggling after the recession and mortgage crisis.  … Continue reading

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MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT RULES THAT MUNICIPALITY MAY ENACT REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS ON PRODUCTION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA

By: Mark B. Davis, Esq. On April 27, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court decided the case of DeRuiter v Byron Township, Supreme Court No. 158311.   Ms. DeRuiter was a registered caregiver under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (“MMMA”), MCL §333.26421 … Continue reading

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TO AMEND OR NOT TO AMEND… THAT IS THE QUESTION

By: Richard L. Wagner, Jr., Esq. Unless you have been living in a cave, you have assuredly been bombarded with information about COVID-19.  With all of that information flying around, one question that has arisen is whether Condominium or Homeowners’ … Continue reading

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“SHELTER IN PLACE” ORDERS AND THE HANDLING OF NUISANCE COMPLAINTS DURING A PANDEMIC

By: Mark B. Davis, Esq. I hope this writing finds everyone healthy and in good spirits. My intent is to address some of the specific issues that might develop for community associations from the “shelter in place” orders.  Being locked … Continue reading

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UPDATE TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-54

“GOVERNOR SUSPENDS RENTAL EVICTIONS” We had previously written and informed you that Governor Whitmer had issued several Executive Orders, including Executive Order 2020-19, which suspended rental evictions through April 17, 2020. On Friday, April 17, 2020, Governor Whitmer rescinded that … Continue reading

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Special COVID-19 Support Center Seminar

Creating solutions and accessing resources to COVID-19 issues in your community A seminar to support Board Members and Managers Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. Presenters: Edward J. Zelmanski  and Gregory J. Fioritto, Esq. Right now, we know many … Continue reading

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BUILDING COMMUNITY IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

By: Melissa D. Francis, Esq. Sidewalk Chalk Art in Canton, MI Photo Credit:  Laura Kitzman As Community Association attorneys, one of the things I hear most often from Community Association Boards and Homeowners is that they do not feel connected … Continue reading

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HOW TO HANDLE DISCLOSURE OF COVID-19 CASES IN YOUR COMMUNITY – WEIGHING PRIVACY AGAINST SAFETY

By: Gregory J. Fioritto, Esq. The ongoing pandemic has raised many new and difficult questions for community association boards.  One of the most frequently-asked questions is whether a board should disclose the presence of a known case of COVID-19 in … Continue reading

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CONDO AND HOA

Board Education and Training (B.E.A.T.) brought to you by Zelmanski, Danner and Fioritto, PLLC Experienced Condominium & HOA Attorneys Join us tonight, Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. for the presentation Effective Enforcement for Your Community by attorney Lee Schofield. … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Reflections

Everyone Matters, Reaching Out to Elderly and Vulnerable Members of Our Communities By Lee S. Schofield, Esq. Beginning on March 10, 2020 with Executive Order 2020-4, which declared a state of emergency in Michigan and throughout the month of March … Continue reading

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