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MAGWV Announces New Ann Arbor Office Location

We are excited to announce we have expanded and opened another location. Our new office is located at 455 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, Michigan right off State Street on the south end of the city. It is easily accessible from Interstate 94 and will...

Sarah Karl And Evan Alexander To present At The CAI-Michigan Virtual Mini Expo

Please join Michigan community association attorneys Sarah Karl and Evan Alexander on Friday, March 4, 2022, for the CAI-Michigan mini expo being held virtually via Zoom. Mrs. Karl and Mr. Alexander will be presenting on “The Risks Posed by Hoarding and How to Remedy...

Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer PLLC has been named one of the “Best Law Firms”

Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer PLLC is proud to announce that it has been named as one of the 2021 “Best Law Firms” in U.S. News World Report and Best Lawyers® 2021. The publication named Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer as a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm, the...

Don’t Utilize Reserves To Fund Michigan Condominium Litigation

Jeff Vollmer spoke with HOAleader about not utilizing reserves to fund condominium litigation. If you missed it, you can read the full article here.  

From Banning to Permitting Pets in Your Michigan Condo/HOA

Jeff Vollmer spoke with HOAleader to discuss tips for going from banning to permitting pets in your Condo/HOA. If you missed it, you can read the full article here.  

Attorney Stephen M. Guerra Receives National Recognition as a CCAL Fellow

Honored for The Highest Level of Service to the Practice of Community Association Law Steve Guerra, Managing Partner of Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer PLLC, has been granted fellowship in the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). More than 4,000...

Ways to fill a board vacancy when the board is divided

Jeff Vollmer spoke with HOAleader to discuss ways to fill a board vacancy when the board is divided. If you missed it, you can read the full article here.

Attorneys Amy Smith, Evan Alexander, Sarah Karl, and Todd Skowronski have been named in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Amy Smith and Todd Skowronski have been named by The Best Lawyers in America for their second consecutive year on its list of "Ones to Watch" in 2022. Evan Alexander and Sarah Karl have also been named for by The Best Lawyers in America on its list of "Ones to Watch"...

Attorney Stephen Guerra has been named to the 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list, and attorney Evan Alexander has been named to the 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers – Rising Star list

Mark Makower and Steve Guerra have been named to the 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list. Evan Alexander has been named to the 2021 Super Lawyers – Rising Star list for the fourth consecutive year. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are...

Attorney Stephen M. Guerra has been named a “Go to Lawyer” for Real Estate and Condominium Law

Steve Guerra has been named by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a "Go to Lawyer" for real estate and condominium law. Steve will be featured in a special section of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's July publication. More information on Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Go to Lawyers" can...

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Michigan Court Of Appeals Confirms Need To Pay Condo Dues

Frye v. Golfpointe Village Condominium Association The condominium and homeowner association attorneys at Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer recently successfully defended a challenge by a co-owner relating to her unpaid condominium association assessments. In Frye...

Court Requires More Disclosure for Michigan Condos and HOAs

Bafna v Echo Valley Condominium Association A Michigan Court of Appeals decision suggests courts will view Michigan owner requests to inspect condominium, homeowner, and community association documents quite broadly and will generally frown on refusing to allow...

Appeals Court Decision Affects Michigan Condo Developers

Michigan Condominium Owners of Units in Incomplete Condominiums Take Note – Significant Court of Appeals Victory Confirms Developers Who Drag Their Feet on Developing a Condominium in Michigan May Lose All Development Rights, Leaving the Undeveloped Land for the...

New State Program To Help Owners Pay Delinquent Assessments

Homeowners experiencing financial hardship after January 21, 2020 or a hardship that began before January 21, 2020 that continued after that date because of the pandemic, have a new potential lifeline through the State of Michigan. The Michigan State Housing...

Michigan Court Decides that Short-Term Rentals Do Not Constitute ‘Residential Use

Michigan Court Decides That Short-Term Rentals Do Not Constitute “Residential Use” Cherry Home Association v. Keith V. Baker and Amy B. Harrison Michigan Court of Appeals (unpublished), Docket No. 354841, Decided October 21, 2021 As renting residential property via...