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THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

The Coronavirus and the State of Emergency On March 10, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services identified the first two presumptive cases of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the State of Michigan. On March 16, 2020 Governor Whitmer...
CHECKING THE LIST TWICE: BUYING A CONDOMINIUM UNIT IN MICHIGAN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

CHECKING THE LIST TWICE: BUYING A CONDOMINIUM UNIT IN MICHIGAN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Buying a new home can be a stressful, frustrating experience – buying a home during the COVID-19 pandemic may be even worse.  By the time you have found the perfect home, you may just want to sign all the papers put in front of you; however, whether buying a...
QUIT PUTTERING AROUND – SLOW PROPERTY OWNER LOSES LAND TO JACK NICKLAUS SIGNATURE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE

QUIT PUTTERING AROUND – SLOW PROPERTY OWNER LOSES LAND TO JACK NICKLAUS SIGNATURE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE

Introduction On March 17, 2020, the Michigan Court of Appeals approved for publication its December 19, 2019 opinion in New Products Corporation v Harbor Shores BHBT Land Development, LLC, __  Mich App __; __ NW2d __ (2019) (Docket No. 344211), holding that a property...
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...
On the Waterfront: Fighting Lakefront Erosion Through Easement Maintenance

On the Waterfront: Fighting Lakefront Erosion Through Easement Maintenance

On February 12, 2020, the Ottawa County Circuit Court issued a decision in the consolidated cases Duke, et al v Wittenbach, et al, Case No 19-5989-CH and Wittenbach v Duke, et al, Case No 19-5995-CH.  The Duke cases are interesting because at first glance they appear...
The Dangers of Owning Property as Joint Tenants with Full Rights of Survivorship

The Dangers of Owning Property as Joint Tenants with Full Rights of Survivorship

There are several ways in which property can be held by multiple owners.  For married couples, one of the most commonly used estates is the tenancy by the entireties.  It provides a right of survivorship that enables a surviving spouse to hold property without having...