Making Sure HB 4219 Helps Community Associations

Recently, new state legislation was introduced that would significantly change property tax foreclosures. Right now, counties get to keep everything. So even if you owe just $1 and your house sells for thousands, it’s a big windfall for the county. However, if HB 4219 becomes law, it would ensure that owners of real estate are…

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No, It’s a Drone!

With the exponential rise in the popularity of drones (technically referred to as “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”) over the past few years for personal use, as well as current testing by businesses like Amazon for commercial delivery to residences, the federal government and many states, including our state government in Michigan, have taken the first steps…

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New Michigan Law Confirms Landlords May Ban Medical Marijuana Smoking

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed SB 72 into law, which should be effective on or about April 10, 2017, codifying part of a 2011 opinion by the State Attorney General. SB 72 has added the following (bold text) to the state statute created by the previous voter-initiated legislation on medical marijuana: “Nothing in this act…

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SB 610 (2015) Regarding Development of Michigan Condos

Update: Unfortunately, SB 610 was signed into law by Governor Snyder and has been effective since 9/21/16. The following was our argument against the legislation. The Meisner Law Group, P.C. strongly opposes Senate Bill 610 because it undermines the rights of co-owners to ensure that a developer will complete the condominium project in a timely fashion. That…

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