Homeowners Association Bylaws: Not an End-Around of Existing Covenants
A homeowners association in Michigan, through its bylaws, mandated preapproval of all new development by an architectural control committee, created additional building standards, and required submission of a fee for all plans, none of which were in the restrictive covenants of the neighborhood. Property owners, who were seeking to build homes, sued the homeowners association in an effort to invalidate these new requirements. more
Michigan Residential Builders: Stop Paying Local Taxes on Unoccupied Buildings!
All Michigan residential builders and Michigan home-owners know that the board of a local school district may levy up to 18 mills for school operating purposes. Thanks to Michigan Legislature, there is now a way for residential builders to be exempt from paying this tax. more
Join CR Law at the Home Builders Association Tabletop Night!
Visit our booth to meet and reconnect with your Building, Construction, and Real Estate Development Experts!
CR Law Hosts Livingston County Association of Realtors After Hours: March 1, 5-7 p.m.
Cooper & Riesterer, PLC will host the Livingston County Association of Realtors (LCAR) After Hours networking event at Block Brewing Company in Howell, Michigan, on March 1, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. Please join us! Event details are below and no RSVP is necessary. more
Michigan Expands Options for Personal Asset Protection
Business owners now have a new way to protect their personal assets. With Governor Snyderís signing of the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act (QDTA) on December 5, 2016, Michigan joins 16 other states that permit domestic asset protection trusts (DAPTs). DAPTs are irrevocable trusts which, when drafted and funded correctly, can shield assets in trust from a personís creditors.
Abby Cooper, CR Law Awarded 2016 Livingston County Association of Realtors Affiliate of the Year
The Livingston County Association of Realtors (LCAR) recently named Abby Cooper, of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, the 2016 Affiliate of the Year in recognition of Abby's significant contributions to Livingston County Realtors, LCAR, and the real estate profession. Abby serves on several LCAR committees, including the Affiliate Committee, Professional Development Committee, and Forms Committee. more
Avoid Common Lease Mistakes Made By Residential Landlords
Time and time again, we see landlords encounter issues with tenants that were completely avoidable. A well drafted lease can include provisions that safeguard landlords against some very typical problems and save the landlord time and money in the future. more
Contact Cooper & Riesterer today: 810.227.3103
The law firm of Cooper & Riesterer, PLC, provides skilled legal services and experienced counsel to clients in Livingston County and throughout Southeast Michigan. We focus our practice on saving our clients time and money by offering: sound legal advice; proactive counsel to avoid future disputes; and effective, efficient resolutions when disputes do arise.