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Farmington Hills

30140 Orchard Lake Rd.Farmington Hills, MI 48334(248) 254-7600

St. Clair Shores

23201 Jefferson Ave.St. Clair Shores, MI 48080(586) 773-1800


Open Weekdays

8:30am - 5:00pm
    Stephen M. Guerra

    Stephen M. Guerra


    Steve Guerra is the managing partner of the Firm. Steve received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. Steve graduated magna cum laude from Wayne State University Law School where he was awarded Order of the Coif and served on Law Review.

    Steve became involved in homeowner association law immediately upon completing law school. Since that time, his practice has centered on interpretation, review, and amendment of community association documents, restriction enforcement, assessment collections, and review, negotiation and drafting of association-related contracts. Steve also focuses his practice on commercial and residential real estate finance, acquisition, development and leasing. Due to his expertise in community association law Steve has been named the Board President of the Community Association Institute – Michigan Chapter (CAI). Steve has also been named a Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyer’s Magazine, a designation given to less than five percent of all lawyers licensed in the State, and has been named to the 2019 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America©. Steve also serves on the Legislative Action Committee for CAI’s Michigan Chapter, and is currently a faculty member for the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Academy.

    Steve spends his free time with his family, and enjoys playing guitar, skiing, and investing.

    Publications & Presentations

    • "Bankruptcy – What Every Condominium Association Must Know" – Community Association News (Michigan CAI Chapter), Fourth Quarter 2017
    • "Michigan Condominiums" – Lecturer, State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Academy 2017/2018
    • "Two Condominium Bylaw Provisions that Every Board Should Review to Ensure that Assessments are not Unnecessarily Depleted" – Community Association News (Michigan CAI Chapter), Second Quarter 2016
    • "Understanding Governing Documents – How to Read and Amend Them – CAI Michigan 2015 Traverse City Mini-Expo
    • "Hoarding, Smoking & Other Potential Nuisances" – CAI Michigan 2015 Annual Conference and Expo
    • "Tips for Planning and Holding a Successful Election" – – Webinar 2015
    • "Drafting Rules: What Every Board Needs to Know" – CAI Michigan 2014 Annual Conference and Expo
    • "What You Don't Know About Mold Might Make You Very Sick… Financially" – Community Association News (Michigan CAI Chapter), First Quarter 2014
    • "Legal Aspects of Rental Restrictions" – CAI Michigan 2013 Annual Conference and Expo
    • "Leasing Restrictions in Condominiums," – Community Association News (Michigan CAI Chapter), Third Quarter 2013
    • "Dealing with Vacant Units" – CAI Michigan 2012 Annual Conference and Expo
    • "Disappearing Condominium Units: Buyers Must be Aware of the Consequences of Section 67(3)" – Michigan Real Property Review, Winter 2011-2012, Vol. 38, No. 4
    • "Controlling your Association Meetings through Parliamentary Procedure" – CAI Michigan 2009 Annual Conference and Expo


    • Wayne State University School of Law, J.D., 2004, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review
    • Michigan State University, B.A., 1996

    Courts & Memberships

    • Admitted to the State Bar of Michigan
    • Admitted to the Eastern District of Michigan, Federal Courts