Joe Wloszek

Joe WloszekJoe Wloszek is an attorney in the Livonia office of Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, PLC where he focuses his practice on dispute avoidance, condominium law, commercial litigation, commercial real estate, large contractual disputes, and title litigation. Mr. Wloszek has extensive litigation and trial experience in state and federal courts involving commercial litigation issues and real estate matters. He frequently represents community associations, co-owners, builders, developers, landlords, mortgage brokers and private individuals throughout Michigan. He is a Certified Real Estate Continuing Education Instructor through the State of Michigan and he is the immediate past Chair of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee.

Mr. Wloszek has authored several articles and served as a speaker for various groups including the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, the Building Owners and Managers Association and Wayne State University. He was named a “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers, a Top Lawyer in commercial law by DBusiness Magazine, a Michigan Top Lawyer in real estate by Michigan Top Lawyers and the Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney of the Year by Michigan Community Resources.

He graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he was a member of Moot Court Board of Advocates and participated in the national Dean Jerome Prince Evidence Competition in Brooklyn, New York. Also during law school, Mr. Wloszek interned with Justice Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court, he was Student Chapter President of the Federalist Society, he was selected as a Member of the prestigious American Inns of Court and he received the Book Award for Property law.

Mr. Wloszek has lived in both a condominium and a HOA and he is presently on the board of directors of his HOA.


Prohibiting and Handling “Dangerous Animals” in an Association, Community Association News, Spring 2018

Case Law Update: Nottingham Village Condo Ass’n v. Pensom: Litigation Evaluation Meetings,, December 15, 2017

Condominium and HOA Update: Upcoming Changes to LARA Corporate Filing Submissions Starting October 30, 217,, October 13, 2017

Prohibiting and Handling “Dangerous Animals” in an Association,, August 28, 2017

Security Cameras in Michigan Condominium Projects,, June 26, 2017

Legal Update: Slip and Falls on the Condominium Premises and the Open and Obvious Doctrine,, April 18, 2017

House Bill 4463: Proposed Law Would Allow LLC’s to Pursue Landlord/Tenant Evictions without an Attorney,, April 6, 2017

What Happens When Condominium Documents Conflict?,, March 8, 2017

Are Tenants Required to Strictly Adhere to “Option to Renew” Language in a Lease?”,, March 7, 2017

How to Revive a Defunct Michigan Homeowners Association,, January 31, 2017

Can Clearly Unenforceable Deed Restrictions Create Potential Liability for Your Association,, October 19, 2016

Pet Size or Weight Restrictions in Michigan Condominiums,, August 30, 2016

Architectural Control: Sculptures, Statues, Lawn Ornaments, Birdbaths and Other Items on the Common Elements or Lots,, July 13, 2016

Quorum Issues in Michigan Condominium Associations,, June 1, 2016

Potential Change in the Law: House Bill 5546 (2016): Adverse Possession Time Increased to 30 Years,, April 28, 2016

Taxes in Your Michigan Condominium or Homeowners’ Association: Is Your Association Current with the IRS?,, April 12, 2016

Seven Instances When a Michigan Condominium Association Requires Mortgagee Approval to Amend its Condominium Documents, Community Association News, Spring 2016

Hoarding in Your Condominium: What Every Association and Property Manager Should Know,, March 11, 2016

Proposed Changes to FHA Condominium Project Approval Process,, February 2, 2016

The Difference Between an Officer and a Director: Selection, Removal and Eligibility Restrictions,, January 26, 2016

What Happens When Someone Slips and Falls on Condominium Property?, Community Association News, Fall 2015

Water in Your Condominium Unit? What Every Co-owner and Association Should Know,, December 15, 2015

Legal Update: Slip and Fall on the Condominium Premises: Does the Condominium Owe a Statutory Duty to its Co-owners,, November 6, 2015

Legal Update: Michigan House Bill 4861: Only Resident Co-owners would be Eligible for the Board of Directors,, September 14, 2015

Joe Wloszek & Brandan Hallaq, Major Revisions to the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act: Why Michigan Condominium Associations Should Take Note, 42 Mich. Real Prop. Rev. 41-46 (Summer 2015)

When and How to Amend Your Michigan Condominium Documents (Part Two: How to Amend),, August 17, 2015

When and How to Amend Your Michigan Condominium Documents (Part One: When to Amend),, August 11, 2015

Seven Instances When a Michigan Condominium Association Requires Mortgagee Approval to Amend its Condominium Documents,, June 29, 2015

Legal Update: Michigan House Bill No. 4038 Would Allow Eviction Notices by E-mail, Facebook or Other Social Media,, March 19, 2015

Six Major Revisions to the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act: Should your Condominium Association Revise its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws?,, February 18, 2015

Should Your Michigan Condominium Association Obtain FHA Certification?,, January 26, 2015

Transitioning from Developer Control to Nondeveloper Co-Owner Control: Five Practical Steps Every Condominium Should Take,, December 29, 2014

Why Property Managers are Not the Enemy: A Value Proposition,, November 10, 2014

Construction Law: A Survey of Michigan Law June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013, Wayne Law Review, 58 Wayne L. Rev. 958 (2013)


“Dissolution of Protective Orders and an Attorneys Duties at the End of a Case,” presentation for the OCBA Inns of Court “Protective Orders” seminar, Bloomfield Hills, MI, March 14, 2018

“Ethical Considerations in Landlord-Tenant Law,” presentation for Sterling Education Services “Landlord-Tenant Law: How to Prosper in the New Market” seminar, Troy, MI, December 9, 2014

“Common and Developing Issues for Michigan Commercial Landlords: A Legal Perspective,” presentation for the Building Owners and Management Association, Detroit, MI, June 19, 2014

“The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Current Trends and Issues,” presentation for the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel “Business Law: Learning from the Past, Navigating the Future,” Detroit, MI, May 14, 2014

Wayne State University Law School Moot Court Firm Visit, panel discussion, Detroit, MI, August 19, 2013

“Obtaining a Job Without Fall OCI: Practical Tips,” Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, MI, October 11, 2012

“Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing,” presentation for the Building Owners and Management Association, Southfield, MI, April 19, 2012

Wayne State University Law School Career Services Office “Spring is in the Air” presenter, Detroit, MI, March 22, 2012


2017 Rising Star, Michigan Super Lawyers

2016 Michigan Top Lawyer, Real Estate, Michigan Top Lawyers

2016 Rising Star, Michigan Super Lawyers

2015 Rising Star, Michigan Super Lawyers

2014 Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney of the Year, Michigan Community Resources

2014 Top Lawyer, Commercial Law and Litigation, DBusiness Magazine

2014 Rising Star, Michigan Super Lawyers

2013 Rising Star, Michigan Super Lawyers

Book Award, Property