Category Archives: Michigan Condominium Lawyer

US District Court Rules that Prior Recorded Condominium Lien takes Priority Over Federal Tax Lien to the Extent of the Amount Stated in the Lien Notice

In Yarmouth Commons Ass’n v Norwood, et al., 299 F. Supp.3d 862 (E.D. Mich., 2017), the United States District Court held that a prior recorded condominium lien had priority over a federal tax lien but only to the extent of the amount stated in the lien notice. Facts The case involves a condominium unit within the Yarmouth Commons Condominium project.

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Check out the premiere of Hirzel Law’s HOA Tip of the day on WWJ 950 News Radio

Be sure to check out Hirzel Law’s HOA Tip of the day on WWJ 950 News Radio on weekdays during the 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. news hour.  The HOA Tips of the Day will start on September 9, 2019 and are currently scheduled to run between between 5:45 – 6:00 P.M. for the week of September 9th. We are very

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HB 4910: Michigan seeks to criminalize fake emotional support animal requests

On September 3, 2019, Representative Matt Hill introduced House Bill 4910, which would create the “Misrepresentation of Emotional Support Animals Act” and criminalize a fake request for an emotional support animal. Requests for emotional support animals continue to rapidly increase under the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act, MCL 37.1101 et seq. According to a

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MCL 559.149: How to subdivide condominium units under the Michigan Condominium Act

Michigan condominium associations and co-owners should be aware that the Michigan Condominium Act, MCL 559.101, et seq., contains a specific procedure that allows for condominium units to be divided.  A single co-owner may purchase a large site condominium unit and later decide to divide the lot into two separate units.  However, condominium associations should be aware that an amendment to

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2019 SUPER LAWYERS RISING STARS AWARD RECIPIENTS JOHN CALVIN , BRANDAN HALLAQ, KEVIN HIRZEL AND JOE WLOSZEK

Congratulations to John Calvin, Brandan Hallaq, Kevin Hirzel and Joe Wloszek of Hirzel Law, PLC on being selected as Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” for 2019. Being named a “Rising Star” is a significant honor as no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state are awarded this designation each year. Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Michigan via

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MCL 559.233: Eminent Domain Issues in Michigan Condominiums

Eminent domain, also known as condemnation, or simply, taking, is the long-established government practice of converting private property for public use.  It applies to all property, including units and common areas owned through a community association such as condominium or homeowners’ associations.   Historical Use The government’s use of eminent domain began in the late 1800’s as a mechanism to develop

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Michigan Court of Appeals rules that co-owner is responsible for pre-existing bylaw violations after purchasing condominium unit

Kevin Hirzel, Brandan Hallaq and Kayleigh Long of Hirzel Law, PLC represented the Fox Pointe Association in this case. In Fox Pointe Association v Ryal, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued July 23, 2019 (Docket No. 344232), the Michigan Court of Appeals held that a co-owner was responsible for the pre-existing bylaw violations of a prior co-owner after

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