Kevin Hirzel to present “Hot Topics in Condominium and HOA Law” in Traverse City on 9/14/16.

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Kevin Hirzel will presenting “Hot Topics in Condominium and HOA Law” on September 14, 2016 at 6:30pm in Traverse City, Michigan. The seminar is hosted by Monarch Management and will be at the Traverse Area Association of Realtors. The seminar will cover the following topics: How the 2015 amendments to the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act will impact your community association.

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MI Lawyer’s Weekly Quotes Kevin Hirzel on Pokémon Go Legal Issues

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On August 12, 2016, the Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly published an article entitled “Pokémon Go presents virtual fun, real legal issues“. The article discusses the legal issues relating to Pokemon Go, and quoted the Michigan Community Association Law Blog as follows: Kevin M. Hirzel, a partner at Cummings McClorey Davis & Acho PLC in Livonia, recently wrote a blog piece offering

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Section 47a of the Michigan Condominium Act: Modifications and Improvements to Protect Persons with Disabilities

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 Introduction              Persons with disabilities who reside in condominiums have several statutory protections available to them designed to prevent discrimination against the disabled.  These protections include the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act (“FHAA”), 42 USC 3604, and its Michigan equivalent contained in the Persons With Disabilities Civil Rights Act, (“PWDCRA”), MCL 37.1506a.  Both the FHAA and the PWDCRA apply to

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What Community Associations Should Know About the Fair Housing Act and its Impact on Pool Rules and Regulations

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With the summer heat wave in full force, it is nice to enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool to cool down.  Also, pools are not only good for cooling down but also provide numerous other benefits, including family time without the distractions of today’s technology, fitness training, stress relief, therapy and helping to keep children active.  Additionally, community pools

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MI Court of Appeals rules that Treasurer cannot foreclose on common elements

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In Carola Condominium Association v Dustin Chappell, issued July 19, 2016 (Docket No. 325851) (Unpublished Opinion) the Michigan Court of Appeals held that the Wayne County Treasurer could not foreclose on common elements that were identified as “garage spaces” in the master deed. Carola dealt with a situation in which common element garages were created by the second amendment to the master deed. 

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Pokémon Go: What does your Condo or HOA need to know?

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Pokémon Go is a free mobile video game that is taking the world by storm. Pokémon Go was released on July 6, 2016 in the United States and has already has more than ten million downloads. Pokémon Go is different than many mobile games as it allows players to capture, battle and train virtual creatures called “Pokémon” who appear on

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