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Recreational Marijuana:  What Every Association Should Know

Recreational Marijuana: What Every Association Should Know

Association boards will be able to look to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, and the regulatory scheme that will grow…

By Benjamin J. Henry
3 months ago
Passing The Hat: The Wisdom Of Relying On Experts

Passing The Hat: The Wisdom Of Relying On Experts

Community association directors and officers sometimes feel as if they’re required to wear many hats. In the course of any given time span…

By Evan M. Alexander and Nathaniel Abbate, Jr.
4 months ago
Think Twice Before Sending That Email

Think Twice Before Sending That Email

The management and administration of a community association is the operation of a business. Email is likely an essential component of…

By Benjamin J. Henry
6 months ago
Avoiding the Improper Denial of Association Insurance Claims

Avoiding the Improper Denial of Association Insurance Claims

One of the primary functions of a condominium’s governing documents is to establish the respective responsibilities of the association and…

By Edward J. Lee
7 months ago
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Final Rule: Is Your Association Liable?

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Final Rule: Is Your Association Liable?

In October 2016, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) adopted a final federal rule which guides how community…

By Evan M. Alexander
8 months ago
Two Condominium Bylaw Provisions That Every Board Should Review to Ensure that Assessments are not Unnecessarily Depleted

Two Condominium Bylaw Provisions That Every Board Should Review to Ensure that Assessments are not Unnecessarily Depleted

Assessments are the means by which all associations operate, and assessments provide the necessary income to maintain and enhance a…

By Stephen M. Guerra
10 months ago
Developer Turnover of Condominium Association

Developer Turnover of Condominium Association

Before we get to the definition of "turnover," some background information is necessary.  Most Michigan condominium associations are formed…

By D. Douglas Alexander
10 months ago
Insuring Condominium Property Under a "Single Entity" Insurance Policy

Insuring Condominium Property Under a "Single Entity" Insurance Policy

One of the primary functions of a condominium's governing documents is to establish the respective responsibilities of the association and…

By Edward J. Lee
a year ago
Hoarding – Understanding and Successfully Addressing the Problem

Hoarding – Understanding and Successfully Addressing the Problem

It's a condition that affects between three and five percent of all Americans, both men and women. With an aging baby boomer generation…

By The Attorneys at Makower Abbate Guerra Wegner Vollmer
a year ago
Bankruptcy – What Every Condominium Association Must Know

Bankruptcy – What Every Condominium Association Must Know

Delinquent assessments are unfortunately a frequent and practically universal problem for condominium associations. The collection of…

By Stephen M. Guerra and John F. Finkelmann
a year ago
Association Property Damaged by an Automobile - What Every Association Should Know to Recover Under Michigan's No-Fault Insurance Laws

Association Property Damaged by an Automobile - What Every Association Should Know to Recover Under Michigan's No-Fault Insurance Laws

When people think of Michigan's No-Fault Insurance Act ('Act'), their mind is likely drawn to thoughts of a roadside automobile accident…

By Amy M. Smith
2 years ago
Responding to a Member's Request To Review and Inspect Your Association's Books and Records

Responding to a Member's Request To Review and Inspect Your Association's Books and Records

Member requests to review and inspect an association’s records and books are a fairly typical occurrence and should not be a reason to panic…

By John F. Finkelmann
2 years ago
Make Sure Your Enforcement Charges are Collectible

Make Sure Your Enforcement Charges are Collectible

In the course of running a Condominium Association, various charges may be provided by the Condominium Documents to be assessed against or…

By Stephen M. Guerra
2 years ago
Surveillence, Security and Privacy An Overview Of Practical and Legal Considerations For Community Asssociations

Surveillence, Security and Privacy An Overview Of Practical and Legal Considerations For Community Asssociations

Every person desires to have a safe and secure place to call home regardless of whether you live in an attached condominium, site…

By Evan M. Alexander
2 years ago
Drones: Regulation Under State and Federal Law, and Controlling Via a Community's Governing Documents

Drones: Regulation Under State and Federal Law, and Controlling Via a Community's Governing Documents

Unmanned aircrafts, commonly known as drones, are becoming increasingly popular both for recreational and business uses. Technological…

By Evan M. Alexander
2 years ago
Is It Time for Michigan to Adopt "Limited" Super-priority Assessment Liens?

Is It Time for Michigan to Adopt "Limited" Super-priority Assessment Liens?

All condominiums are created by statute and, depending upon the jurisdiction, by the recording of a master deed or declaration of covenants…

By Edward J. Lee
2 years ago
Leasing Restrictions in Condominiums

Leasing Restrictions in Condominiums

Investors have long viewed attached condominium units as ideal rental properties since the condominium form of ownership often allows…

By Stephen M. Guerra
2 years ago