Experienced Michigan Real Estate and Community Association Lawyers
At Zelmanski, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC, we assist condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations (HOAs), as well as individual property owners in a variety of legal matters involving community association law.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in real estate law across a wide range of practice areas. We have a reputation for promptly responding to requests and finding solutions quickly. From drafting governing documents to negotiating and resolving complicated legal disputes, we can help with all your association’s legal needs.
Drafting Association Governing Documents
Forming a community association involves creating rules for everything from property maintenance and pets restrictions, to specifics about eligibility for the board and how condominium, cooperative and homeowners’ association meetings will be run. Standard association governing documents include:
- Articles of corporation
- Covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs)
- Rules and regulations specific to your HOA
Hiring an experienced law firm to draft or review your association governing documents is critical to the smooth operation of your community over the long-term.
Amending Association Governing Documents
An association’s governing documents may consist of a Master Deed (condominium associations), a declaration of easements, restrictions and covenants (HOAs), bylaws, and articles of incorporation. These documents are recorded with the local county’s register of deeds or the State of Michigan and form the bedrock upon which each community’s governance is based.
Federal and state laws and regulations are constantly changing, impacting associations and the way they operate and govern themselves. Our attorneys can help you revise your association’s governing documents to comply with changes in the law, as well as keeping up with the demands of changing times in your community.