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Our team is dedicated to helping communities thrive. We provide sound, practical legal guidance, delivered in an innovative and streamlined manner, and have built our reputation on ethics, experience and excellence. We zealously advocate on behalf of our clients while always valuing resolutions that serve the best interest of our clients and promote increased harmony in the community.

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

Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer PLLC is proud to announce that it has been named as one of the 2022 “Best Law Firms” in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® 2022. The publication named Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer as a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm,...

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...

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...

Michigan’s New COVID-19 Order Increases Gathering Capacity

Written by: James Tocco Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer PLLC Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services has issued an updated Gatherings and Face Mask Order. The new order, effective June 1, 2021 through July 1, 2021, repeals all capacity limits for...

Stephen M. Guerra to speak at the Real Property Law Academy

Steve Guerra has been chosen as the featured presenter on the topic of Condominiums for the Real Property Law Academy, a Program Sponsored by the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. The Academy is a four-day virtual program being held Tuesday, May...

Capacity Limits on Gatherings Remain Unchanged as Michigan Drops Most Mask Requirements for “Fully Vaccinated” Individuals

In response to updated guidance released on May 13, 2021 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services has issued an updated Gatherings and Face Mask Order. Fully vaccinated persons need not wear a mask in most...

Minor Changes Afoot as Michigan Updates its Gatherings and Face Mask Order

Gatherings and Face Mask Order Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services has issued an updated Gatherings and Face Mask Order that will loosen some of the COVID-19 restrictions previously put in place by the Department. Capacity limits on gatherings....

Some County Tax Foreclosures on Hold for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has created economic difficulties for many individuals. In 2020, County Treasurers, in conjunction with and at the direction of the State, determined that it was appropriate to cancel all tax foreclosure sales. Since the moratorium in 2020 and...

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

Offices in Farmington Hills and St. Clair Shores to provide added convenience to our clients, as well as the ability to support clients throughout the United States.

Plan, Don’t React: 5 Things Every Board Member Must Consider for Long-Term Planning

Long-term planning is one of the primary duties an individual undertakes when seated on the board of directors for a community association. There is a constant balance that must be found between a desire to keep assessment levels steady (and low) and ensuring that the items which the association is responsible for repairing, replacing and maintaining are properly handled in the short and long-term.

Communications: When the board has different priorities

The successful and effective administration of a community often depends on several players, each bringing a unique, and necessary, factor to the equation. This composition includes the diverse background of the community association board members, and potentially other resources, The successful and effective administration of a community often depends on several players, each bringing a unique, and necessary, factor to the equation. This composition includes the diverse background of the community association board members, and potentially other resources,

Mold Prevention and Water Damage: Proactive Steps all Community Association Managers and Boards Should Know

Written by: Todd J. Skowronski* Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer PLLC From frozen pipes, broken appliance supply lines, to roof leaks and leaking drain pans, in townhome and attached condominiums, water intrusion can quickly wreak havoc for owners and the...

Michigan’s Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions

On June 22, 2021, Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services rescinded Michigan’s COVID-19 epidemic orders. This action came some nine days ahead of the July 1, 2021 date that had been previously announced for the repeal of these orders.

Michigan’s New COVID-19 Order Increases Gathering Capacity

Written by: James Tocco Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer PLLC Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services has issued an updated Gatherings and Face Mask Order. The new order, effective June 1, 2021 through July 1, 2021, repeals all capacity limits for...