Stephen M. Guerra

Managing Partner

Education

Steve received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. Steve graduated magna cum laude from Wayne State University Law School in 2004 where he was awarded Order of the Coif and served on Law Review.

Experience

Steve began his law career at a large firm and immediately became involved in community association law. In 2010, Steve, along with Mark Makower and Nathaniel Abbate, formed the firm to provide specialized legal services for community associations. Steve has been the managing partner of the firm since 2013. 

Specialties 

  • Condominium project design, document preparation and setup through turnover and everyday operations 
  • Drafting and interpreting community association governing documents
  • Community association governance and operations
  • Community association restriction enforcement and assessment collections
  • Commercial and residential real estate finance
  • Review, negotiation and drafting of residential and commercial contracts

Achievements and Memberships

  • Fellow in the College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Admitted to State Bar of Michigan
  • Admitted to the Eastern District of Michigan, Federal Courts
  • Immediate past President and current Member of the Board of Directors, Community Associations Institute – Michigan Chapter
  • Member, Real Property Law Section of the Michigan Bar
  • Member, Community Associations Institute
  • Seminar lecturer and author for the Community Association Institute, Michigan Chapter
  • Seminar lecturer and author for United Condominium Owners of Michigan
  • Seminar lecturer for HOAleader.com 
  • Faculty Member, Real Property Law Section Academy I, State Bar of Michigan 2017/2021
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” by Michigan’s Super Lawyer publication 
  • Named a “Leading Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers publication
  • Named a “Best Lawyer” in Best Lawyers in America©
  • Named in 2021 as one of “Michigan’s Go To Lawyers” for real estate and condominium law by Michigan Lawyer Weekly.

What’s it like to work with Steve

Steve brings a wealth of knowledge, vast experience and results-oriented approach but it’s the patient, friendly, relatable way he goes about his work that sets him apart. He approaches problems methodically, ensuring everyone is treated fairly and that all viewpoints are appreciated and respected. People say he also tells a pretty good story.

Interests

Spending time with his family

Boating

Playing guitar

Skiing

Investing