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Hirzel Law, PLC Featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly

The Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly published an article on the formation of Hirzel Law, PLC by Kevin Hirzel, Matt Heron, Joe Wloszek, John Calvin, and Brandan Hallaq. Kevin Hirzel, the managing member of Hirzel Law, PLC, discussed the depth of experience of the attorneys at Hirzel Law, PLC in condominium and homeowners association law. Specifically, Hirzel stated that “[w]e have 85 combined years of experience doing this. This is primarily what we do and we’re going to continue servicing clients throughout the state, so we probably represent approximately 200 condominium homeowner associations all over the state.”

The article discusses the various services offered by Hirzel Law, PLC and states as follows:

In terms of services the firm offers, Hirzel said a couple of attorneys solely do collection work that involves liens and foreclosures when residents don’t pay their condo or HOA assessments. Another pair of attorneys focus on bylaw enforcement for when residents violate routine rules like leasing or pet restrictions. “We also do transactional work. I have another attorney who only drafts and amends the governing documents for various associations,” Hirzel said. “I do major litigation cases involving the developer or issues involving the first impression, interpreting the condominium act or other issues.” Hirzel said he’s active in testifying on legislation in order to influence that area of the law to create favorable environments for associations.

The article also identifies the latest legal trends in condominium law and homeowners association law. Specifically,

One trend that Hirzel has noticed is an increase in fair housing cases involving emotional support animals. These cases have led to many associations updating their documents.“There are certainly issues related to disability and religion that frequently arise under that particular statute as well,” Hirzel said. “What we do on behalf of our clients is trying to get their legal documents to adapt to technological changes. Sometimes, the law is slow to adapt to that as far as legislation goes. We try to help them craft documents that anticipate issues.”

A full copy of the article can be found here, but a subscription is required.

Kevin Hirzel is the Managing Member of Hirzel Law, PLC and concentrates his practice on commercial litigation, community association law, condominium law, Fair Housing Act compliance, homeowners association and real estate law. Mr. Hirzel is a fellow in the College of Community Association Lawyers, a prestigious designation given to less than 175 attorneys in the country. He has been a Michigan Super Lawyer’s Rising Star in Real Estate Law from 2013-2018, an award given to only 2.5% of the attorneys in Michigan each year. Mr. Hirzel was named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly in 2015, an award given to only 30 attorneys in Michigan each year. He represents community associations, condominium associations, cooperatives, homeowners associations, property owners and property managers throughout Michigan. He may be reached at (248) 480-8758 or kevin@hirzellaw.com.

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Kevin Hirzel is the Managing Member of Hirzel Law, PLC. Hirzel Law has offices in Farmington, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City and services clients throughout the State of Michigan. Mr. Hirzel focuses his practice on condominium law, homeowners association law, and real estate law. He is a fellow in the College of Community Association Lawyers (“CCAL”), a prestigious designation given to less than 175 attorneys in the country. Mr. Hirzel formerly served on the CCAL National Board of Governors and is a former member of the Community Associations Institute’s (“CAI”) Board of Trustees, an international organization with over 40,000 members worldwide that is dedicated to improving community associations. Mr. Hirzel has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Michigan by Leading Lawyers, a distinction earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed in Michigan. He has been named a Michigan “Rising Star” in real estate law by Super Lawyers Magazine, a designation is given to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in Michigan each year. Mr. Hirzel was also named as a “Go-To-Lawyer” in condominium and real estate law by Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly. Hirzel Law was also voted the best law firm in Metro Detroit in the Detroit Free Press Best of the Best awards. He is the Co-Chairman of the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Section Committee for Condominiums, PUDs & Cooperatives. Mr. Hirzel has authored numerous articles on community association law for publications such as the Michigan Community Association News, Michigan Real Property Review, Macomb County Bar Briefs and the Washington Post. He is also the author of “Hirzel’s Handbook: How to operate a Michigan Condo or HOA”, which is available for purchase on amazon.com. Mr. Hirzel has been interviewed on community association legal issues by various media outlets throughout the country, such as CBS, CNBC, Common Ground Magazine, Community Association Management Insider, the Dan Abrams Show on SiriusXM Radio, the Detroit News, Dr. Drew Midday Live on KABC Radio, Fox Business News, Fox News, HOALeader.com, the Law & Crime Network, Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, NPR, WWJ News Radio and WXYZ. Mr. Hirzel is a dynamic speaker and frequently lectures on community association law throughout Michigan, as well as nationally at the CAI National Law Seminar, and is a two-time winner of the best manuscript award at the CAI National Law Seminar.

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