Kevin Hirzel Speaks with Detroit News about GM Potential Sale of the Millender Center in Downtown Detroit

Kevin Hirzel, Managing Partner of Hirzel Law, PLC, was recently quoted in the Detroit News regarding General Motors Co.’s plans to sell the downtown Detroit Millender Center to potentially more than one buyer.  The article discusses current plans to convert the property into “building condominiums.”  Downtown Detroit’s revitalization has created new opportunities for owners, investors and small businesses.  Any potential

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Legal marijuana: How will it impact Michigan condominium associations?

Michigan became the 10th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana when voters approved Proposal 1 and enacted the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (the “Act”) on November 6, 2018. The highlights of the Act are as follows: A person that is at least 21 years or older may possess or consume marijuana. A person may possess

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Announcing the Addition of Courtney Q. Moore, Esq. and Kayleigh B. Long, Esq.

Hirzel Law, PLC Welcomes Courtney Q. Moore, Esq. and Kayleigh B. Long, Esq. to the Firm.  Courtney Q. Moore, Esq. joined Hirzel Law, PLC in October of 2018. Ms. Moore focuses her practice on community association law and real estate law. She graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of

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MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS RULES IN FAVOR OF TOWNSHIP IN ZONING ORDINANCE DISPUTE OVER SHORT-TERM RENTALS

BACKGROUND On October 25, 2018, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued an unpublished opinion in the matter of Concerned Property Owners of Garfield Township, Inc v Charter Township of Garfield, unpublished per curiam opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued October 25, 2018 (Docket No. 342831). The Garfield case involved the interpretation of a zoning ordinance that addressed short-term rentals

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MCL 559.234 and Mich Admin R 559.111: Know the rules related to shared recreational facilities in Condominiums

Recreational facilities in condominiums are often one of the many amenities that draw potential purchasers to a particular condominium.  Co-owners enjoy the use of recreational facilities such as barbeques, basketball courts, boat launches/slips, clubhouses, gyms, parks, picnic areas, pools, private lakes, saunas, spas or tennis courts in many condominiums.  Many recreational facilities are common elements that are located within a

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“10 Best” Attorney Client Satisfaction in Real Estate Law|Award Recipients, Kevin Hirzel, Joe Wloszek, William Kolobaric and Brandan Hallaq

Congratulations to Kevin Hirzel, Joe Wloszek, William Kolobaric and Brandan Hallaq on being the 2018 recipients of the “10 Best” attorney client satisfaction in Real estate law award. A significant achievement recognized by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. The AIOLC looks for attorneys who have achieved unparalleled success in their field but mostly have done so for the benefit of their

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Is your Association Protected Against Theft, Embezzlement and Fraud?

Condominium associations and homeowners associations collect assessments from homeowners earmarked for the benefit of the community.  However, there are times when board members, property managers or, more generally, thieves misappropriate or embezzle monies intended to benefit the community. In 2017, the treasurer of the Black Forest Estates Association in Traverse City, Michigan was initially charged with multiple felonies each involving

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