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Whether you are building a new community or managing an established one, you need sound legal advice. Our team of community association attorneys provides practical legal guidance to Michigan condominium associations, homeowner associations, and developers, incorporating innovative online systems that save you time and money. We have built our reputation on ethics, experience and excellence and zealously advocate for our clients, with the goal of finding a resolution that serves your best interests and helps the community thrive.

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Specialized attorneys dedicated to Michigan community associations, homeowners associations, condominium associations and developers.

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Lecturers for the State Bar of Michigan, Community Associations Institute (CAI), Michigan Chapter, and United Condominium Owners of Michigan (UCOM).

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New Homeowners’ Energy Policy Act Impacts All Community Associations in Michigan

by | Jul 9, 2024 | Articles,News,Restrictions and Enforcement,Rules and Regulations | 0 Comments

The State of Michigan adopted Public Act 68 of 2024, known as the "Homeowners’ Energy Policy Act" (the “Act”). Although it was signed by the Governor on July 8, 2024,...

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New Michigan Court of Appeals Decision in Condo Slip-and-Fall Case

by | Jan 22, 2024 | Common Elements,News | 0 Comments

​Last year, the Michigan Supreme Court's decision in Kandil-Elsayed v. F&E Oil, Inc., marked a pivotal change in premises liability law. The ruling clarified that...

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Deadline Regarding the Marketable Record Title Act

by | Jan 16, 2024 | News,Restrictions and Enforcement | 0 Comments

​Updated as of March 28, 2024 The Michigan State legislature amended the Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) in 2019. While many community association boards and...

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Understanding the Uniform Power of Attorney Act for Michigan Real Estate Attorneys

by | Jan 10, 2024 | Articles,News | 0 Comments

Public Act No. 187, adopted on November 7, 2023, establishes the Uniform Power of Attorney Act in Michigan, and takes effect July 1, 2024. The Act provides a structured...

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Lending Questionnaires for Condos Revised Regarding Critical Repairs

by | Oct 26, 2023 | Articles,Common Elements,Insurance,News,Property Damage | 0 Comments

Effective September 18, 2023, some updates were made to the eligibility criteria for condominium and cooperative projects by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Known formally...

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New Proposed Michigan Bill Will Require Condominiums Conduct Reserve Studies

by | Oct 25, 2023 | Assessments,Common Elements,News | 0 Comments

By Amy M. Smith and Todd J. Skowronski HB 5019 is a new bill pending in the Michigan House that will require condominium associations in the state to conduct periodic...

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HB 5028: Solar Energy Bill and Michigan’s Community Associations

by | Oct 19, 2023 | Common Elements,News,Restrictions and Enforcement,Rules and Regulations | 0 Comments

By Amy M. Smith, MAGWV Partner Updated November 16, 2023 The Homeowners' Energy Policy Act was recently introduced in the Michigan State Legislature as HB 5028. The...

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Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

by | Sep 6, 2023 | Awards and Achievements,News | 0 Comments

Managing Partner Stephen M. Guerra has been selected to the 2023 Michigan Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the...

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Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®

by | Sep 6, 2023 | Awards and Achievements,News | 0 Comments

We are proud to announce that six of the firm's attorneys have received recognition in the 2024 editions of Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in...

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New Homeowners’ Energy Policy Act Impacts All Community Associations in Michigan

The State of Michigan adopted Public Act 68 of 2024, known as the "Homeowners’ Energy Policy Act" (the “Act”). Although it was signed by the Governor on July 8, 2024, it is not yet in effect, and is scheduled to go into effect in early 2025. This Act impairs the...

Social Media Best Practices for Your Community

The primary allure of social media in community associations lies in its ability to foster enhanced communication. Platforms like Nextdoor and Facebook groups offer a space for neighbors to share information — from community events to security alerts — and foster a...

Untenable Tenants! How to Address Problem Renters in Your Condominium

Tenants in condominium communities are often viewed as challenging, since they may not be familiar with condominium living. Because of this lack of experience, tenants may interfere with management, refuse to maintain the decorum required by the bylaws, or damage...

A Deeper Dive Into Critical Contract Terms

​Whether big or small, every association will come across a need to hire an outside vendor. Hiring a vendor to complete any task for an association carries with it some level of risk. Typically, the bigger the project, the bigger the potential risk. Whenever a...

Curbing Parking Issues in Common Interest Communities

​Insufficient parking in shared interest communities often leads to the inability to meet the parking requirements of all residents. While the adequacy of parking facilities may not have been a significant concern for community associations established in the 1970s or...