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MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS HOLDS THAT HOA CANNOT REVOKE APPROVALS FOR DOCKS

MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS HOLDS THAT HOA CANNOT REVOKE APPROVALS FOR DOCKS

In Haan v Lake Doster Lake Association, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued January 16, 2020 (Docket No. 345282), the Michigan Court of Appeals held in a 2-1 decision that an Allegan county homeowners association could not revoke approvals granted to...

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THE TOP 3 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT HUD’S NEW GUIDANCE ON ASSISTANCE AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS

THE TOP 3 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT HUD’S NEW GUIDANCE ON ASSISTANCE AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS

On January 28, 2020, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued new guidance on how housing providers, such as condominium associations, homeowners associations and landlords, can comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), 42 USC 3601 et seq. in...

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LEGAL UPDATE: SLIP AND FALL ON CONDOMINIUM PREMISES

LEGAL UPDATE: SLIP AND FALL ON CONDOMINIUM PREMISES

Over the last four years, there have been numerous Michigan Court of Appeals decisions addressing slip and falls on the Condominium Premises. Given that Michigan’s weather is turning colder by the day, the risk of significant personal harm on slippery snow and ice...

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Does Your Community Association Have a Vaping Problem?

Does Your Community Association Have a Vaping Problem?

Electronic cigarettes (or “e-cigarettes”) were first introduced into the U.S. market in the mid-2000s (see here) but only recently garnered national attention when e-cigarette smokers began developing mysterious lung injuries, some of which have been fatal (see here)....

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Kevin Hirzel elected to the Community Associations Institute’s Board of Trustees

Kevin Hirzel elected to the Community Associations Institute’s Board of Trustees

Kevin Hirzel, the Managing Member of Hirzel Law, PLC, was elected to a two (2) year term on the Community Associations Institute (“CAI”) Board of Trustees that commences on January 1, 2020.  CAI is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees that is selected from its...

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ANNOUNCING THE ADDITION OF MICHAEL D. MCCULLOCH, ESQ., TO THE FIRM

ANNOUNCING THE ADDITION OF MICHAEL D. MCCULLOCH, ESQ., TO THE FIRM

Hirzel Law, PLC Welcomes Michael D. McCulloch, Esq., to the firm Michael D. McCulloch, Esq. joined Hirzel Law, PLC in December of 2019. He focuses his practice on condominium law, real estate law and estate planning and litigation. He graduated from Michigan State...

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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...

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MCL 559.167: MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS RULES THAT DEVELOPER LOST RIGHT TO CONSTRUCT UNITS ON COMMON ELEMENT LAND

MCL 559.167: MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS RULES THAT DEVELOPER LOST RIGHT TO CONSTRUCT UNITS ON COMMON ELEMENT LAND

Kevin Hirzel, Brandan Hallaq, Kayleigh Long and Joe Wloszek of Hirzel Law, PLC represented the Cove Creek Condominium Association in this case. In Cove Creek Condo Ass'n v Vistal Land & Home Dev, LLC, __ Mich App __; __ NW2d __(2019), issued December 19, 2019...

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HIRZEL LAW, PLC IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW TRAVERSE CITY OFFICE!

HIRZEL LAW, PLC IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW TRAVERSE CITY OFFICE!

Hirzel Law, PLC is pleased to announce that it is opening a second office in Traverse City, Michigan in January 2020 to better serve its northern Michigan clients.  The new office is located at 1001 Bay St., Suite B, Traverse City, Michigan. The firm is also proud to...

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