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Stephen M. Guerra is the managing partner of the Firm. Steve received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, and graduated magna cum laude from Wayne State University Law School, where he was awarded the Order of the Coif and served on Law Review.

Steve has been involved in homeowner association law for more than a decade, focusing his practice on interpretation, review, and amendment of community association documents, restriction enforcement, assessment collections, and review, negotiation and drafting of Association-related contracts. Steve also focuses his practice on commercial and residential real estate finance, acquisition, development and leasing.

Steve was named a “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyer’s Annual Publication in 2013 and 2014.

Education

  • Wayne State University School of Law, J.D., 2004, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review

  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1996

Courts

  • Admitted to Michigan Bar (2004)

  • Admitted to the Eastern District of Michigan, Federal Courts

Presentations

  • “Understanding Governing Documents – How to Read and Amend Them” – CAI – Michigan 2015 Traverse City Mini-Expo

  • “Hoarding, Smoking & Other Potential Nuisances” – Spring, 2015

  • “Taking Advantage of Technology” – CAI – Michigan 2015 Annual Conference and Expo

  • “Drafting Rules: What Every Board Needs to Know” – CAI – Michigan 2014 Annual Conference and Expo

  • “Tips for Planning and Holding a Successful Election” – HOAleader.com – Webinar October, 2014

  • “Michigan Condo Act: New Accounting Requirements” – Spring, 2014

  • “Legal Aspects of Rental Restrictions” – CAI – Michigan 2013 Annual Conference and Expo

  • “Dealing with Vacant Units” – CAI – Michigan 2012 Annual Conference and Expo

  • “FHA/Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac/VA Condominium Project Qualifications” – State Bar of Michigan 2010 Real Property Summer Conference

  • “Controlling your Association Meetings through Parliamentary Procedure” – CAI – Michigan 2009 Annual Conference and Expo

Articles

  • “What You Don’t Know About Mold Might Make You Very Sick… Financially” – Community Association News (Michigan CAI Chapter), First Quarter 2014

  • Leasing Restrictions in Condominiums” – Community Association News (Michigan CAI Chapter), Third Quarter 2013

  • “Disappearing Condominium Units: Buyers Must be Aware of the Consequences of Section 67(3)” – Michigan Real Property Review, Winter 2011-2012, Vol. 38, No. 4

  • “What Every Condominium Association Needs to Know About Bankruptcy” – Community Association News (Michigan CAI Chapter), Fourth Quarter 2010

  • “Equitable Subrogation: Refinancing of First Mortgage Does Not Result in Priority Over Prior Junior Mortgages” – Michigan Real Property Review, Fall 2005 Vol. 32, No. 3

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