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MCL 559.154: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION?

MCL 559.154: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION?

Conflict is inevitable when co-owners live in close proximity in a condominium association.  Whether it is a barking dog, loud music or unpleasant odor, it is important that a condominium association has a mechanism to resolve disputes between co-owners.  Many...
KEVIN HIRZEL’S ARTICLE IN THE WASHINGTON POST : KNOW WHICH CORONAVIRUS-RELATED RISKS ARE COVERED BY YOUR ASSOCIATION’S INSURANCE

KEVIN HIRZEL’S ARTICLE IN THE WASHINGTON POST : KNOW WHICH CORONAVIRUS-RELATED RISKS ARE COVERED BY YOUR ASSOCIATION’S INSURANCE

As governors around the country ease stay-at-home restrictions, community association boards are forced to make difficult decisions regarding opening common areas, where once ordinary activities such as going to the gym or swimming pool or throwing a party are now...
CAN AN ASSOCIATION LIMIT YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?

CAN AN ASSOCIATION LIMIT YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?

Can an association restrict an individual’s right to bear arms? The answer, though nuanced, is likely in the affirmative. An association’s board has wide authority under the governing documents to restrict everything from paint color to holiday decorations, as long as...
LANDLORD TENANT ISSUES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

LANDLORD TENANT ISSUES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

The novel coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) has impacted nearly every aspect of life, including residential housing. People living in communal living spaces and apartment buildings need to take particular care to prevent and address community spread. Landlords and...
FIGHTING THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION’S PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM AND ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN AND LOAN ADVANCE

FIGHTING THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION’S PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM AND ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN AND LOAN ADVANCE

The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has made two significant programs available to help small businesses withstand the financial impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic on the United States economy: (1) the Paycheck Protection Program; and (2) the Economic...
KEVIN HIRZEL’S INTERVIEW ON LAW AND CRIME NETWORK, COVID-19 LAW Q&A

KEVIN HIRZEL’S INTERVIEW ON LAW AND CRIME NETWORK, COVID-19 LAW Q&A

Law & Crime Network recently interviewed Kevin Hirzel regarding national issues that are arising due to the Covid-19 crisis . In this Q & A, Kevin Hirzel addresses rent and mortgage concerns, loan modifications, State Executive Orders and Federal stimulus...