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CBD OIL: DOES IT VIOLATE THE PROHIBITION ON ILLEGAL ACTIVITY IN YOUR CONDOMINIUM BYLAWS?

CBD OIL: DOES IT VIOLATE THE PROHIBITION ON ILLEGAL ACTIVITY IN YOUR CONDOMINIUM BYLAWS?

Michigan is one of the most progressive states when it comes to decriminalizing marijuana use for medicinal and recreational purposes.  Accordingly, it should be no surprise that cannabidiol (“CBD”) oil is becoming commonplace on supermarket shelves and in other...

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KEVIN HIRZEL’S INTERVIEW WITH MURRAY FELDMAN ON THE FELDMAN REPORT ON WWJ AM 950

KEVIN HIRZEL’S INTERVIEW WITH MURRAY FELDMAN ON THE FELDMAN REPORT ON WWJ AM 950

A site condominium is a type of condominium that exists in Michigan and is composed of single-family homes.  Site condominium units are still subject to restrictions contained in a Master Deed and Condominium Bylaws and it is important that purchasers review the...

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US DISTRICT COURT RULES THAT PRIOR RECORDED CONDOMINIUM LIEN TAKES PRIORITY OVER FEDERAL TAX LIEN TO THE EXTENT OF THE AMOUNT STATED IN THE LIEN NOTICE

US DISTRICT COURT RULES THAT PRIOR RECORDED CONDOMINIUM LIEN TAKES PRIORITY OVER FEDERAL TAX LIEN TO THE EXTENT OF THE AMOUNT STATED IN THE LIEN NOTICE

In Yarmouth Commons Ass’n v Norwood, et al., 299 F. Supp.3d 862 (E.D. Mich., 2017), the United States District Court held that a prior recorded condominium lien had priority over a federal tax lien but only to the extent of the amount stated in the lien notice. Facts...

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HB 4910: Michigan seeks to criminalize fake emotional support animal requests

HB 4910: Michigan seeks to criminalize fake emotional support animal requests

On September 3, 2019, Representative Matt Hill introduced House Bill 4910, which would create the "Misrepresentation of Emotional Support Animals Act" and criminalize a fake request for an emotional support animal. Requests for emotional support animals continue to...

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MCL 559.149: HOW TO SUBDIVIDE CONDOMINIUM UNITS UNDER THE MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ACT

MCL 559.149: HOW TO SUBDIVIDE CONDOMINIUM UNITS UNDER THE MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ACT

Michigan condominium associations and co-owners should be aware that the Michigan Condominium Act, MCL 559.101, et seq., contains a specific procedure that allows for condominium units to be divided.  A single co-owner may purchase a large site condominium unit and...

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2019 SUPER LAWYERS RISING STARS AWARD RECIPIENTS JOHN CALVIN , BRANDAN HALLAQ, KEVIN HIRZEL AND JOE WLOSZEK

2019 SUPER LAWYERS RISING STARS AWARD RECIPIENTS JOHN CALVIN , BRANDAN HALLAQ, KEVIN HIRZEL AND JOE WLOSZEK

Congratulations to John Calvin, Brandan Hallaq, Kevin Hirzel and Joe Wloszek of Hirzel Law, PLC on being selected as Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” for 2019. Being named a “Rising Star” is a significant honor as no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state are...

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MCL 559.233: Eminent Domain Issues in Michigan Condominiums

MCL 559.233: Eminent Domain Issues in Michigan Condominiums

Eminent domain, also known as condemnation, or simply, taking, is the long-established government practice of converting private property for public use.  It applies to all property, including units and common areas owned through a community association such as...

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MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS RULES THAT CO-OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PRE-EXISTING BYLAW VIOLATIONS AFTER PURCHASING CONDOMINIUM UNIT

MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS RULES THAT CO-OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PRE-EXISTING BYLAW VIOLATIONS AFTER PURCHASING CONDOMINIUM UNIT

Kevin Hirzel, Brandan Hallaq and Kayleigh Long of Hirzel Law, PLC represented the Fox Pointe Association in this case. In Fox Pointe Association v Ryal, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued July 23, 2019 (Docket No. 344232), the Michigan Court of...

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HB 4676: NEW PROCEDURES FOR REMOVING DISCRIMINATORY PROVISIONS FROM COVENANTS AND MASTER DEEDS

HB 4676: NEW PROCEDURES FOR REMOVING DISCRIMINATORY PROVISIONS FROM COVENANTS AND MASTER DEEDS

On May 24, 2019, Rep. Sarah Anthony introduced HB 4676 in order to make it easier for Michigan condominium associations and homeowners associations to remove discriminatory provisions from a covenant, declaration or master deed.  42 U.S.C. § 3604 of the Federal Fair...

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