Ed Lee has been an attorney at the Firm since 2014. He received his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in 1985 (B.A., Economics), and his law degree from the Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University) in 1989 (J.D., magna cum laude). Since 1989, Ed has concentrated his practice primarily in the area of civil litigation. In 1992, he became licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona, where he spent 2 years as an Assistant Attorney General overseeing the Mohave County Division of Child Support Enforcement. He also spent 10 years as a litigator at Kallas & Henk PC in Bloomfield Hills, where he gained significant litigation experience by conducting dozens of civil jury trials and appearing in countless other hearings in district, circuit and appellate courts throughout the state. Ed has specialized in the area community association law since 2000, where he has been involved in all aspects of representing condominium and homeowner associations, including litigation concerning violations of restrictions, failure to pay assessments, construction defects and contractor disputes. He also speaks regularly at community association board and membership meetings, where he has gained extensive knowledge of the rules of parliamentary procedure, conflict resolution and all aspects of community association governance. He is also frequently involved in drafting, amending, interpreting and enforcing community association governing documents. Ed has been a guest speaker at community association industry events on numerous occasions, and he regularly serves as a case evaluator for the Mediation Tribunal Association in Wayne County. Ed enjoys sharing his love of music by traveling with his wife and 3 children to local (and some not-so-local) concerts and music festivals.
Publications & Presentations
- "Avoiding the Improper Denial of Association Insurance Claims" – Community Association News (Michigan CAI Chapter), First Quarter 2018
- "The Vacant Unit" – Common Ground (Michigan CAI Chapter), May/June 2011
- "Is it Time for Michigan to Adopt ‘Limited’ Super-Priority Assessment Liens?" – Community Association News (Michigan CAI Chapter), First Quarter 2015