John L. Finkelmann

John L. Finkelmann

Phone: (586) 218-6815


Office: 23201 Jefferson Ave.,
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080


After starting as a law clerk at a large firm in Detroit, John was hired as an association attorney by the same firm. He later practiced at another firm in Oakland County for approximately four years before joining Wegner and Associates PC in 2008. John has continued his practice with the firm after it joined with Makower Abbate Guerra PLLC in 2015. Dependable and practical, John chooses his battles wisely, never making far-fetched arguments or going to court without every detail nailed down. He enjoys spending time with his family, riding his Peloton and lamenting being a Lions fan.


  • Community association governance and operations
  • Drafting and interpreting community association governing documents
  • Community association restriction enforcement and assessment collections
  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting contracts affecting community associations
  • Prosecuting and defending litigation on behalf of community associations
  • Bankruptcy issues


  • University of Michigan, bachelor’s degree, 1999
  • Wayne State University, law degree, 2003
  • Wayne State University, master’s in business administration, 2010

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