Category Archives: HOAs

August 2020 B.E.A.T.

  B.E.A.T. Board Education and Training August 12, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Live on Facebook and Zoom with replays on YouTube and Facebook Edward J. Zelmanski and Richard L. Wagner present: Managing the Unexpected: How to Handle … Continue reading

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The COVID-19 Health Crisis and Michigan Courts

By: Lee Schofield, Esq. In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, since March 2020, Michigan Courts have been operating at less than full capacity. Priority has been given to emergency and essential matters, which are defined as those matters which … Continue reading

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Michigan Supreme Court Establishes Eviction Case Protocols – Eviction Moratorium Update

On June 11, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-118, further extending the moratorium on evictions in Michigan until June 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. We anticipate this will be the last extension, as there is significant pressure to restore … Continue reading

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Q & A: Handling Collections During COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Tracy Danner-Bond, Esq. Q: What should we do in preparation for an increase in delinquencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic? A: Check out Greg Fioritto’s article posted March 30, 2020 on our website’s special COVID-19 Support Center (www.zdfattorneys.com) entitled … Continue reading

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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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