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Kevin Hirzel

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. He 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.

Mr. Hirzel 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, Crain’s Detroit Business, 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, Newsmax, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, WWJ, 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.

AWARDS

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell  – Highest possible rating for skill and ethics based upon peer review from Martindale Hubbell.
  • Best Lawyers – Best Lawyer in Michigan for Real Estate Law. The distinction of being a Best Lawyer is earned by approximately 5% of all lawyers in the United States. (2022 – present)
  • College of Community Association Lawyers – Community Associations Institute, Fellow – Fewer than 175 attorneys nationwide that practice community association law have been admitted to this prestigious organization since it was established in 1973. Fellows of the College are among the most respected community association attorneys in the country for their legal skill and ethical standards.
  • CAI Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award for “Religion in Community Associations:  Fair Housing or Free Speech.” (2019)
  • CAI Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award for “How legal is it anyway? Tips for Dealing with Recreational and Medicinal Marijuana use in Community Associations.” (2020)
  • Detroit Free Press Best of the Best – “Best Law Firm.” (2020)
  • Leading Lawyers – Leading Lawyer in Michigan for real Estate Law.  The distinction of being a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed in Michigan. (2018 – present)
  • Michigan Condo & Real Estate “Go To Lawyer”  – Michigan Lawyers Weekly. (2021)
  • Michigan Top Lawyers – Top Lawyer in Real Estate Law. An award given to no more than 1.25% of the lawyers in the State of Michigan. (2016)
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellow – A lifetime award given to no more than the top 5% of attorneys that are members of the Oakland County Bar Association.
  • Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Award – An award given to select professionals and leaders impacting their communities. (2020)
  • Super Lawyers – Michigan “Rising Star” in Real Estate law. A distinction given to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in Michigan each year. (2013 – present)
  • Up and Coming Lawyer – Michigan Lawyers Weekly. (2015)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Short-term Rentals in Deed Restricted Communities, State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section, June 2022.
  • Failing Infrastructure: Examining Liability for Defective Common Elements in a Michigan Condominium, State Bar of Michigan Real Property Review, Vol. 49 No. 1, Winter, 2022.
  • CIRMS Planning Group Risk & Insurance Insights, Issue No.4, 2021.
  • How to operate a Michigan Condo or HOA, Hirzel’s Handbook, Kindle Direct Publishing, 2021.
  • A Guide to Holiday Decorating That Will Keep You Off Your HOA’s Naughty List, The Washington Post, November 26, 2021.
  • Condos Push Add Rooms More Buyers Seek Space Apart, Crain’s Detroit Business, October 23, 2021.
  • Know Before You Fly: Not All Flags are Treated Equally Under the Law, CAI National Blog, June 14, 2021.
  • Know Which Coronavirus-Related Risks are Covered by Your Association’s Insurance, The Washington Post, 2020.
  • Get Involved! How The LAC Benefits, CAI Magazine, Winter 2020.
  • What is the Difference Between an Additional Assessment and a Special Assessment, Community Association News, Third Quarter 2020.
  • Michigan Step Forward program helps pay delinquent Condominium AssessmentsCommunity Association News, Second Quarter 2020.
  • Michigan Court of Appeals Rules that Co-Owner is Responsible for Pre-Existing Bylaw Violations After Purchasing Condominium Unit, Michigan Community Association News, Fourth Quarter 2019.
  • Co-owners are responsible for pre-existing bylaw violations, State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section E-Journal (December 2, 2019).
  • Who is responsible for installing and maintaining an electric car charging station at a condo building? The Washington Post, July 17, 2019.
  • Michigan Legalizes Recreational Marijuana: How will it impact Condominium Associations? Community Association News, Second Quarter 2019.
  • MI CAI LAC: Dollar a Door Campaign, Michigan Community Association News, Third Quarter 2018.
  • HB 5440: Michigan HOA’s Could Not Prohibit the Display of the American or State Flag, Michigan Community Association News, Second Quarter 2018.
  • Michigan Community Association LAC to Your Community Association’s Budget, Michigan Community Association News, First Quarter 2018.
  • Homeowners Association Prevails on Short-Term Rental Ban, State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section E-Journal (November 1, 2017).
  • MCL 559.139: Transferring Limited Common Element Parking Spaces in Michigan Condominiums: Michigan Community Association News, Second Quarter 2017.
  • MCL 559.167: Can the 2016 Amendments to Section 67 of the Michigan Condominium Act be applied retroactively?, Michigan Real Property Review, Spring 2017 – Summer 2017 Vol. 44, Nos. 2-4.
  • Transparency Breeds Legitimacy: 3 Tips for Your Condominium Association to Avoid a Lawsuit, Macomb County Bar Briefs Magazine, May 2017.
  • Michigan House Bill 4015: Bad News for Michigan Condominium Associations, Michigan Community Association News, First Quarter 2017.
  • What Every Condominium Association Needs to Know about Parking Restrictions, Michigan Community Association News, First Quarter 2017.
  • The CAI MILAC in Action, Michigan Community Association News, Third/Fourth Quarter 2016.
  • The Michigan Condominium Act, Time for a Change: Why Michigan should adopt a modified version of the Uniform Condominium Act, Michigan Real Property Review, Fall 2015- Fall 2016 Vol. 42, Nos. 3-4 and Vol. 43 Nos. 1-3.
  • Does a Successor Developer have an Obligation to pay assessments under the Michigan Condominium Act? Michigan Community Association News, Second Quarter, 2016.
  • Senate Bill 610 Passes: Is the amendment to MCL 559.167 of the Michigan Condominium Act constitutional? Michigan Community Association News, Second Quarter, 2016.
  • Does the Board of Directors of a Michigan Condominium Association or HOA have a duty to enforce the Master Deed, Bylaws or other Restrictive Covenants? Macomb County Bar Briefs Magazine, July 2016.
  • Dissident HOA Websites: Is Free Speech Really Free? Gladly, March 31, 2016.
  • House Bill 5230: Restricting your Community Association’s Freedom to Contract, Michigan Community Association News, First Quarter, 2016.
  • Condominium Anti-Lawsuit Provisions, State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section E-Journal (November 2, 2015).
  • Michigan Senate Bill 610: A fix to Section 67 of the Michigan Condominium Act (MCL 559.167) or the creation of a new set of problems?, Michigan Community Association News, Fourth Quarter, 2015.
  • A Board of Directors’ Guide to Resolving Common Element Construction Defects in a Michigan Condominium, Michigan Community Association News, First Quarter, 2015.
  • The Future is Now – Is your Condominium Association prepared to handle these technological advances? Michigan Community Association News, Fourth Quarter, 2014.
  • Condominium Boards and Ethics: The top 5 reasons that your Condominium Board needs a Code of Conduct, Michigan Community Association News, Third Quarter 2014.
  • A Roadmap to Discovering and Resolving Common Element Construction Defects, United Condominium Owners of Michigan Reporter, Issue 3, Vol. XXXX (2013).
  • Don’t take a vacation from the additional regulations that apply to Condominium Hotels, Michigan Community Association News, Third Quarter 2012.
  • Confusion, Compensation, and Taxation: A Business Judgment Rule Approach to the Deductibility of Reasonable Compensation of Corporate Executives under §162 of the Internal Revenue Code, 5 FLA. ST. BUS. L. REV. 1 (2005-2006).

PRESENTATIONS

  • When and How to Amend Your Governing Documents, Lakeshore Association of Condominium Associations Spring Educational Dinner, (Grand Rapids – June 23rd, 2022).
  • How to Answer the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Surfside Condo Addendums (Live Webinar – March 23, 2022).
  • CAI National Young Lawyers Network Fall Discussion (Live Webinar – October 22, 2021).
  • CIRMS Insurance Masters Crossover Program: Filling the Gaps in Insurance Coverage through Document Amendments, Community Association Virtual Law Seminar, 2021.
  • When Do We Stop Kicking That Can Down The Road – CAI Mini Expo (Live Webinar – October 22, 2021).
  • Infrastructure Liability and Prevention Planning – Associa Kramer-Triad Client Seminar  (Live Webinar – October 20, 2021).
  • Lessons Learned From The Surfside Condo Collapse (Live Webinar – September 23, 2021).
  • Hirzel Law Presents Ask The Pros: Legal Q&A (Live Webinar – June 24, 2021).
  • Condo & HOA Jeopardy (Live Webinar – April 22, 2021).
  • 2020 Legislative Update (Live Webinar – November 19, 2020).
  • Ask the Experts, State Bar of Michigan – Real Property Law Section (Live Webinar – November 6,2020).
  • Tips for Dealing with Covid-19 in your Community Association (Live Webinar – September 30, 2020).
  • Reopening your Community Association after Coronavirus (Live Webinar- June 4, 2020).
  • Ask the Pros: COVID-19 and Community Associations Q&A, (Live Webinar – May 4, 2020). 
  • Ask the Pros: COVID-19 and Community Associations Q&A, (Live Webinar – April 17, 2020).
  • Is Your Association Keeping Up With Technology? Michigan Community Associations Institute Annual Conference (Novi, MI – March 6, 2020).
  • So You Joined a Community Association Board, Now What? (Farmington, MI- February 20, 2020).
  • Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors Annual Conference: The Art of Creating and Configuring Condominiums (Kalamazoo, MI – February 18, 2020). 
  • How Legal is it Anyway? Tips for Dealing with Recreational and Medical Marijuana Use in Community Associations, 41st  Annual Community Association Law Seminar (Las Vegas, NV- February 15, 2020).
  • 2019 Condo & HOA Case Law and Legislative Update (Farmington, MI- November 22, 2019).
  • Is It Time to Amend Your Governing Documents? (Traverse City, MI- September 30, 2019).
  • What is the Difference Between a Director and an Officer? (Zeeland, MI – September 21, 2019).
  • How to Handle Complicated Issues Surrounding Religion in Your HOA or Condo Without Getting Sued (Farmington, MI – July 18, 2019).
  • Insurance Basics for Community Associations (Farmington MI- June 27, 2019).
  • Hot Topics & Legal Q & A – Ginopolis Bar-B-Q Smokehouse (Farmington Hills, MI – May 23, 2019).
  • Is It Time to Amend Your Governing Documents? Novi Civic Center  (Novi, MI- May 22, 2019).
  • Is It Time to Amend Your Governing Documents? (Flint, MI- May 1, 2019).
  • From Lansing to Washington D.C. How does legislation impact your community association? (Zeeland, MI -April 13, 2019).
  • So You Joined a Community Association Board, Now What? (Farmington, MI – March 21, 2019).
  • Religion in Community associations: Fair Housing or Free Speech? Thou Shalt Not Violate the Law, CAI National Law Seminar (New Orleans, LA- January 25, 2019).
  • Traverse City Community Association Seminar: Hosted by Monarch Management (Traverse City, MI – November 15, 2018).
  • Fall Conference, Michigan Association of Condominium Associations  (Grand Rapids, MI – October 13, 2018).
  • Director Bootcamp, Michigan Association of Condominium Associations  (Livonia, MI  – June 18, 2018).
  • Emotional Support Animals, Michigan State Journal of Animal and Natural Resource Law, Annual Law Symposium (Lansing, MI – March 23, 2018).
  • All things Tenants:  Evictions, Rental Caps and Strategies for communicating with Landlord Co-Owners, Michigan Community Associations Institute Annual Conference (Novi, MI – March 16, 2018).
  • Millennials:  Learn how America’s largest generation will impact legal issues in Community Associations, CAI National Law Seminar (Palm Springs, CA – February 2, 2018).
  • Director Bootcamp, Michigan Association of Condominium Associations  (Ypsilanti, MI – January 23, 2018).
  • Condominium Law: Representing Developers, Associations, and Co-Owners – State Bar of Michigan – Real Property Law Section (Birmingham, MI – January 18, 2018).
  • Case Law Update, State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section  Committee for Condominiums, PUDs, & Cooperatives (Lansing, MI – November 29, 2017).
  • How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of the Fair Housing Act, Michigan Community Associations Institute Special Event (Farmington Hills, MI – November 9, 2017).
  • Current Trends in Community Associations, Cummings Management (Flint, MI – October  11, 2017).
  • Director Liability and Insurance Basics, Monarch Management (Traverse City, MI – September 11, 2017).
  • Director Bootcamp, Michigan Association of Condominium Associations  (Lansing, MI – September 9, 2017).
  • Fair Housing Act Pitfalls, Michigan Association of Condominium Associations – Western Michigan Fall Conference (Grand Rapids, MI – September 9, 2017).
  • 2017 Townhall: State and Federal Legislative Changes for 2017, Michigan Community Associations Institute Annual Conference (Novi, MI – March 4, 2017).
  • Hot Topics in Condominium Law, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, CAI National Law Seminar (Las Vegas, NV – January 2017).
  • Hot Topics in Condominium and HOA Law, Kramer-Triad Management Group (Livonia, MI – November 10, 2016).
  • Site Condominiums and Land Divisions:  Current Topics and Case Law, Institute of Continuing Legal Education/State Bar of Michigan Real Property Homeward Bound Series Presentation (Plymouth, MI – November 3, 2016).
  • Hot Topics in Condominium and HOA Law, Traverse Area Association of Realtors (Traverse City, MI – September 14, 2016).
  • Michigan Condominium Law Legislative Action Committee Update, Michigan Community Associations Institute Special Event (Farmington Hills, MI – August 24, 2016).
  • 2016 Legislative Update, Michigan Community Associations Institute Annual Conference (Novi, MI – March 4, 2016).
  • How Do The 2015 Amendments to The Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act Impact Your Community Association?, Michigan Community Associations Institute Annual Conference (Novi, MI – March 4, 2016).
  • Michigan Condominium Law Legislative Update, Oakland County Bar Association Real Estate Committee (Bloomfield Hills, MI – February 23, 2016).
  • Nuts and Bolts of Condominium Operations, Traverse Area Association of Realtors (Traverse City, MI – November 12, 2015).
  • Construction Defect Resolution:  Appropriate Steps a Post-Transition Control Board Should Take with Respect to Discovering and Resolving Construction Defects? Michigan Community Associations Institute Annual Conference (Novi, MI – March 13, 2015).

NEWS ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS

  • Record Inspection Request Requires Rapid Response – Even if Request Rambles, Community Association Management Insider, May 11, 2022.
  • What Can – and Should – Associations Do About Political Displays?, Community Association Management Insider, May 8, 2022.
  • Board Has Broad Discretion to Set Amendments, Community Association Management Insider, May 5, 2022.
  • Surfside Tower Collapse Makes Buying Condos More Complicated, The Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2022.
  • Court Allows Claims Against HOA, Manager for Neighbor-to-Neighbor Racial Abuse, Community Association Management Insider, February 12, 2022.
  • Take the Time to Re-Examine Rules for Potentially Discriminatory Impact, Community Association Management Insider, February 6, 2022.
  • ‘Residential Use’ Restriction Prohibits STRs, Community Association Management Insider, January 12, 2022.
  • Partner vs. Impediment: 4 Tips for Working with Government Officials, Community Association Management Insider, January 10, 2022.
  • When Sharing Across Communities Creates Conflict Rather Than Cohesion, Community Association Management Insider, December 15, 2021.
  • Knowing the Rules Relating to Owner Document Requests, Community Association Management Insider, December 15, 2021.
  • Avoid the Potential Pitfalls of Sharing Common Areas Among Communities, Community Association Management Insider, December 15, 2021.
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Handling Owner Document Requests, Community Association Management Insider, November 10, 2021.
  • Condos Push Add Rooms More Buyers Seek Space Apart, Crain’s Detroit Business, October 23, 2021.
  • Court Says HOA Can Revoke Dock Approvals, Community Association Management Insider, September 23, 2021.
  • Surfside Condo Collapse Will Set Off Years Of Lawsuits, Newsmax, July, 1 2021.
  • Special Guest Kevin Hirzel Discussing Condo Collapse in Surfside, Florida, Law & Order, July 1, 2021.
  • Recent Condo Collapse In Surfside, Florida, CBS News, June 29, 2021.
  • Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Surfside Condo Filed Prematurely, Fox News, June 27, 2021.
  • HOA Isn’t Liable for Security Guard’s Slip and Fall, Community Association Management Insider, June 7, 2021.
  • Owner’s Pot-Bellied Pig Leads to Unusual Discrimination Lawsuit, Community Association Management Insider, June 3, 2021.
  • How Do Firms Benefit From Hiring A Financial Consigliere? ABA Journal, June 1, 2021.
  • Change is Afoot in the Legal Field: Here’s How You Can Be Ready, ABA For Law Students, March 1, 2021.
  • HUD Charges Association, Manager with Disability Discrimination Over Dog Policy, Community Association Management Insider, February 2, 2021.
  • COVID-19 Impacts: Handling the Jump in Home-Based Business, Community Association Management Insider, December 30, 2020.
  • Read All About It: Should Your Clients Install Automated License Plate Readers?, Community Association Management Insider, December 16, 2020.
  • New Concerns Biden’s Plan to Give Tax Credit for Home Payments Could Backfire on Housing Market, Cavuto, FOX Business, December 21, 2020.
  • New Hope for Dealing With the Issue of Short-Term Rentals, Community Association Management Insider, December 16, 2020.
  • 3 Headaches Plaguing Associations Today, Community Association Management Insider, November 28, 2020.
  • Can Associations Make COVID Vaccinations Mandatory?, Community Association Management Insider, November 25, 2020.
  • Now’s the Time to Review Your Continuity Planning Preparations, Community Association Management Insider, November 18, 2020.
  • Can Your Clients Require Residents to Get the COVID Vaccine?, Community Association Management Insider, November 6, 2020.
  • Short-Term Rental Developments: Profits Not Necessary to Violate Residential Use Covenant, Community Association Management Insider, November 5, 2020.
  • Boards’ Defamation Lawsuits Meet Mixed Results, Community Association Management Insider, November 3, 2020.
  • Continuity Planning: Don’t Let Your Clients Get Left in the Lurch, Community Association Management Insider, November 2, 2020.
  • Tesla paid CEO Elon Musk $3 million to provide indemnity for directors and officers against legal claims, CNBC, October 26, 2020.
  • Court Says Manager Wasn’t a Debt Collector – But This May Not Always Be True, Community Association Management Insider, October 21, 2020.
  • Manager’s Conduct Doesn’t Make It a Debt Collector, Community Association Management Insider, October 6, 2020.
  • It’s Past Time to Remove Racial Restrictions, Community Association Management Insider, October 1, 2020.
  • HOA Must Allow Sober Living Home as Reasonable Accommodation, Community Association Management Insider, September 24, 2020.
  • What’s New in Rules and Restrictions?. Community Association Management Insider, September 7, 2020.
  • Balancing Act, Common Ground Magazine, July/August, 2020. 
  • Age-Based Rules Spell Trouble for HOAs, Community Association Management Insider, August 17, 2020.
  • Are Your Clients Ready for the COVID-19 Long Haul?, Community Association Management Insider, August 12, 2020.
  • Reserve Fund Management Best Practices for Times of Crisis, Community Association Management Insider, August 7, 2020.
  • How to Combat the Risks of Reopening, Community Association Management Insider, July 22, 2020.
  • Proceed with Caution: What to Consider When Reopening Facilities, Community Association Management Insider, July 22, 2020.
  • Don’t Touch That: Help Your Clients Avoid COVID-19 Discrimination Claims, Community Association Management Insider, July 22, 2020.
  • Can the Coronavirus Excuse Contract Obligations?, Community Association Management Insider, July 1, 2020.
  • College Student Leases, Patricia Vitale, WWJ Newsradio – AM 950, July 22, 2020.
  • Vendor Contracts in a COVID-19 World, Community Association Management Insider, June 29, 2020.
  • Court Blocks Association’s Dock Reorganization Plan, Community Association Management Insider, June 15, 2020.
  • Assessing the Need for Assistance Animals: The Latest Federal Guidance, Community Association Management Insider, May 27, 2020.
  • For the Dogs (and More!): HUD Issues New Guidance on Assistance Animals, Community Association Management Insider, May 25, 2020.
  • Should your Clients Allow – or build Their own Electric Vehicle Charging Stations? Community Association Management Insider, May 12, 2020.
  • Vehicle Charging Stations: Positives and Negatives, Community Association Management Insider, May 11, 2020.
  • Money Matters: Maintaining Your Clients’ Financial Health During – and After – the Coronavirus, Community Association Management Insider, May 6, 2020.
  • Dealing with the Financial Fallout of a Public Health Emergency, Community Association Management Insider, May 6, 2020.
  • Call to Order: Meetings in a Public Health Emergency, Community Association Management Insider, April 29, 2020.
  • Tesla board members must now rely on Elon Musk to pay legal expenses, CNBC, April 29, 2020.
  • Coronavirus Creates Meeting Mayhem, Community Association Management Insider, April 27, 2020.
  • When Homeowner Associations Shade Out Solar Energy, WMUK 102,1 Radio, April 21, 2020.
  • How Covid-19 Impacts Condo and Homeowners Associations, Super Lawyers, April 10, 2020.
  • Protecting Common Areas from Contagion, Community Association Management Insider, April 13, 2020.
  • “We Don’t Want Any”: Rules and Restrictions for Nonresidents in a Public Health Emergency, Community Association Management Insider, April 8, 2020.
  • “Control the Flow: How to Regulate Outsiders During a Health Crisis”, Community Association Management Insider, April 8, 2020.
  • The Dan Abrams Show, Sirius XM Radio, April 2, 2020.
  • Covid-19 Law Q&A, Issues related to Covid-19, Law & Crime Network, March 31, 2020.
  • Township Hires Specialist to Help with Brewery Creek, Leelanau Enterprise, January 22, 2020.
  • Lack of Annual Meetings Doesn’t Deprive Board of Authority, Community Association Insider, January 15, 2020.
  • Michigan Court of Appeals Rules that Co-Owner is Responsible for Pre-existing Bylaw Violations After Purchasing Condominium Unit, Community Association Management Insider, December 2019.
  • Owner is Liable for Previous Owner’s Violations, Community Association Insider, December 11, 2019.
  • Court Puts Owner on the Hook for Previous Owner’s Bylaw Violation, Community Association Management Insider, December 11, 2019.
  • Common Issues with Holiday Decorations and HOA’s, WWJ Newsradio – AM 950, November 30, 2019.
  • Fraudulent Emotional Support Animals, NPR – WDET 101.9 FM, November 11, 2019.
  • Stay on Top of Emerging Parking Issues, Community Association Management Insider, November 6, 2019.
  • 3 Hot-Button Parking Issues for Community Associations, Community Association Insider, November 5, 2019.
  • Lawsuit claims homeowners association document only allowed ‘Caucasian gentiles’, MLive.com, October 24, 2019.
  • Jewish Family Suing for Discriminatory Language, WXYZ NewsOctober 14, 2019.
  • Why Condo and Homeowners Associations need attorneys? Super Lawyers, October 8, 2019.
  • True Colors, Common Ground Magazine, September/October 2019.
  • Living in a Site Condominium, Murray Feldman, The Feldman Report, WWJ Newsradio – AM 950, September 24, 2019.
  • Emotional Support Animals, Dr. Drew Midday Live, KABC Radio (Los Angeles, CA) September 6, 2019.
  • Association can refuse fence for Service Dogs, Community Association Insider, August 5, 2019.
  • Who is Responsible for Installing and Maintaining an Electric Car Charging Station at a Condo Building? The Washington Post, July 17, 2019.
  • Handle Service Animals with Care – or Face Stiff Penalties, Community Association Insider, July 9, 2019.
  • All Charged Up, Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations, Common Ground Magazine May/June 2019.
  • Home Front, ByLaws, A fine schedule, Common Ground Magazine May/June 2019.
  • The debate over HOA, WXYZ News, June 18, 2019.
  • The Pros & Cons of Homeowner’s Associations, WXYZ News, June 17, 2019.
  • GM gears up for sale of Millender Center, The Detroit News, December 12, 2018.
  • Firm Aims to Specialize in Condo Association Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, June 15, 2018.
  • Fake emotional support animals, are people gaming the system? WXYZ News, February 1, 2018.
  • What You Need to Know if You’re Considering Renting Out Your Home for Extra Cash, WXYZ News, October 6, 2017.
  • The ABCs of HOAs… Why Not Abiding by the Rules Can Get You in Trouble, WXYZ News, September 27, 2017.
  • Confederate Flags in HOA’s: The Now, WXYZ, August 28, 2017.
  • Condominium Conflicts: Condo Lawyers Discuss Handling Potential Litigation, Compromise, Farmington Press, June 7, 2017.
  • Common Co-Owner Disputes, Document Amendments and New Technology, HOA News Forum Podcast, May 30, 2017.
  • Waters Edge Building More Condos in City of Fenton: Lien Lifted on Property After City Agrees to Pay $200,000 in Alleged Unpaid Dues, Tri-County Times, November 2, 2016.
  • Pokémon Go presents virtual fun, real legal issues, Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, August 12, 2016.
  • Solar Surge (How to handle solar panels in community associations), Common Ground Magazine, July/August 2016.
  • Acts of Faith (How to Handle Religious Issues in Community Associations), Common Ground Magazine, November/December 2015.
  • Up & Coming Lawyers, Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, October 28, 2015.
  • Identified Flying Objects (How to Handle Drones in Community Associations), Common Ground Magazine, September/October 2015.
  • Court determines legality of condo association’s board, Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, May 6, 2015.
  • End Reign (How to handle board member bullies), Common Ground Magazine, September/October 2014.
  • Hush-Hush (How the Attorney-Client Privilege Applies to Community Associations), Common Ground Magazine, May/June 2014.
  • Property Owners Sought Title to Disputed Land, Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, May 21, 2014.
  • “Divide-and-Conquer” Plan Nets $276k Settlement, Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, July 22, 2013.
  • Condo Seeks Repairs for Series of Construction Defects, Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, July 22, 2013.
  • Rental Unit Owner, Management Company, at Odds Over Deeds, Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, August 17, 2012.
  • Couple wins fight for tree in back yard, Macomb Daily, July 5, 2008.
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