M. Katherine Michael has worked as a Paralegal with The Meisner Law Group, P.C. since 1984. Ms. Michael received her Bachelor’s Degree from Oakland University and an American Bar Association (ABA) approved Paralegal Diploma from Oakland University. She is a member of the Paralegal Section of the State Bar of Michigan and has served as Vice President and Regional Director of the Legal Assistants Association of Michigan.
Ms. Michael concentrates her work in drafting and amending master deeds, bylaws, declarations, and other community association documents, including in the development of new condominiums (both site and traditional), conversion condominiums, new subdivision development, from inception through turnover of control; and performing other community association legal work. She has lectured widely at seminars throughout Southeastern Michigan and at Association and Board of Director meetings on Condominium governance, rules, restrictions, amendment issues and the amendment process, and was the assistant to Robert M. Meisner when he served as Adjunct Professor of Law at MSU College of Law and Cooley Law School. Ms. Michael has co-authored articles on condominium operation and amendments, and the popular booklet: Condominium Operation: Getting Started and Staying on the Right Track
- Oakland University, Bachelor of Integrated Studies
- Oakland University, Legal Assistant Diploma, American Bar Association approved
- Oakland Community College, Liberal Arts Associates Degree
- Affiliate Member – State Bar of Michigan
- Legal Assistants Association of Michigan, former Vice President and Regional Director
Condominium Operation: Getting Started and Staying on The Right Track; 2002 Co-author with Robert M. Meisner, Esq.
Condo Living 2: The Authoritative Guide to Buying, Selling, and Operating a Condominium; 2013 Assistant to author, Robert M. Meisner, Esq.
Condo Living: A Survival Guide to Buying, Owning and Selling a Condominium; 2005 Assistant to author, Robert M. Meisner, Esq.
Oakland County Legal News in October 2012
- United Condominium Owners of Michigan: featured speaker at the annual educational seminar yearly from 2002 – present
- Community Association Institute – Michigan Chapter: featured speaker at the annual educational seminar 2005
- Introduction to Condominium Operation – The Essentials to Success: guest speaker on a regular basis since 2005
- Advanced Condominium Operation – The Essentials to Success: guest speaker on a regular basis since 2005
- Lorman Educational Seminars: 2006 Co-speaker with Robert M. Meisner, Esq. “Rules and Regulations”
- Presenter at numerous community association membership meetings and Board meetings
Kay, thanks for your excellent presentation this evening on the new Condominium Documents for Landmark Pines. Your explanation of the proposed changes was clear and comprehensive. I’ll be sending in my ballot tomorrow. I appreciate your answers to our questions.
– Jonathon Niemczak, Landmark Pines Condominium Association
Kay, I would like this time to thank you and the Meisner Law Team for all the years of our working relationship.
Your law firm and its expertise in real estate law, especially condominium law, has been extremely informative, helpful, and provided me the knowledge to better assist the land development community with the recording process of plats, condominiums, land surveys, and other related recordable documents. I know that retirement is a positive end game and hopefully a new stress-free chapter in life. But, there are things and people from a career that will be missed. Working with you and the Meisner Team among the people on the top of said list.
– Ron Crank, Oakland County Plat and Boundary Specialist (ret.)
Kay’s information is ALWAYS good, valuable and well presented, organized and easily understood.
– Therese Hercher
May 14, 2021
I want to let you know of the great job Kay Michael did at the Meadowbrook Villas Condominium Association Annual Meeting. Kay presented the case for a leasing amendment to the By-Laws to the co-owners
attending the Zoom virtual meeting. Kay’s presentation was clear, precise, and easy for people outside of the legal profession to understand. She handled combative questions with calm and grace. I feel her presentation
helped advance the amendment forward. You need to know you have an employee who represents your firm with professionalism, knowledge, and class. Thank you for sending Kay to us and for all she does for Meadowbrook Villas.
– Paul Borucki
June 25, 2020
Kay Michael’s presentation was exceptional. She was meticulously prepared and presented in an organized, concise fashion that allowed the homeowners to understand a difficult set of documents. She is an asset to your business, and we all know the value of good employees.
– Tim Thomas, DDS
March 6, 2019
The Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section of the Michigan State Bar honored Meisner Law Group paralegal Kay Michael with its Shining Star Award for the month of March, 2019.
“M. Katherine Michael has been a paralegal with The Meisner Law Group, P.C. which specializes in Community and Condominium Association Law, a very specialized area of law, for 35 years. She works harder than any other paralegal in the firm, meeting with clients in the evenings and weekends, attending annual corporate meetings in the evenings and weekends, meanwhile she is a very effective manager for the law firm. Even though she fills many shoes, her work ethic is beyond reproach and she is meticulous with regard to her work product, keeping up with changing laws and drafting documents that benefit the firm’s clients both now and that which is anticipated for the future.
She is an awesome mother and very important to her family, lovingly taking care of parents that need her. She is a wonderful and loyal friend, and despite her heavy workload and personal obligations, maintains a very positive mindset as well as a sense of humor. She is a wonderful person to know, to work with, and to call a friend.
Thank you M. Katherine for being the wonderful and fabulous Shining Star you are! We honor you this month!”
– State Bar of Michigan Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section
Warmest congratulations! How wonderful that the Michigan State Bar has honored you with its Shining Star Award. You deserve it! You are a pleasure to work with and most efficient.
Virginia Halley, President, Botsford Commons
September 14, 2018
Kay’s presentation for our association members to help them understand why it was necessary to have our legal documents brought up to date was so well done. And much appreciated by those of us serving on the board. – P. Graham
May 30, 2018
Kay, you did such a splendid job last night! We are all very grateful. You were so precise, polished and professional! I think they now realize we are a force to be dealt with. Norma
July 25, 2017
Thank you, Kay. Bruce and I agreed you did an outstanding job at the meeting! We appreciate your attendance, especially on such short notice.
President, The Villas at Northwyck Association
May 13, 2016
I was also very impressed with Kay’s presentation…she highlighted the right key points and informative facts about condominium law, spoke in layperson terms and was very thorough.
Melissa Goldberg, Administrative Manager
Metro Group Management Corporation
I appreciate the help that you gave us tonight in explaining in detail so many of the changes made in the bylaws, master deed, etc.
Redford Plaza Condo Association
Kay, you’ve been great throughout this process and your presentation last night was superb. Thanks for all your hard work.
Dawn Copley, President
Good morning Kay
I just wanted to thank you again for taking the time from your hectic schedule to attend our Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 6. You did an awesome job. Because of your efforts we feel confident that the Condo Documents will be accepted. We hope you enjoyed your visit to our community as much as we enjoyed having you.
Margaret Shepherd, President
Frenchtown Commons Association
Good Morning, Kay
Just wanted to say, I enjoyed listening to you and Mr. Meisner speak at the UCOM seminar. It was very interesting and I did learn a few things. I believe our Association is up on everything(thanks to the law group). Enjoy your day!
Office Manager, Stratford Manor Condominium Association
This is to formally thank you for your help and excellent presentation at our co owner meeting. You made everyone feel comfortable and gave them confidence that updating our docs is the right thing to do. And of course you represented the Meisner Group in exemplary fashion. We’re on our way.
Jim Townsend, President
Birmingham Town Square Condominium Association
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