CMDA Law Blogs

SBA Provides Loan Application Forms for Paycheck Protection Program

The stimulus bill signed into law by the President recently has set aside substantial funds to aid small businesses under a new loan program that is now in effect. If small businesses maintain payroll during this economic crisis, all or part of the money borrowed through the newly created Paycheck Protection Program can be forgiven. The goal is to help small business owners and their employees ride out this economic […]

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Loan Forgiveness Program under the CARES Act and The Paycheck Protection Program

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was enacted on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act contains many sections and provisions applicable to numerous individual and business situations. For small business owners, the most helpful provision may be the new loan program called the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  This program is developed to assist small business owners to retain their employees and recall employees who have been […]

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Recent Michigan Court of Appeals Decision Holds in Favor of Condominium Association’s Amendment of its Bylaws to Preclude Short-Term Rentals

In the case of Highfield Beach at Lake Michigan v. Sanderson, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled on the issue of enforceability of a condominium Bylaw which affected short-term rentals of units. The ruling effectively negated the plan of a new unit owner to use his condominium for rental to vacationers. As a result, the Association was successful in its efforts to limit the types of rentals allowed, similar […]

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COVID 19: Elder Law and Estate Planning Vlog

CMDA Attorney Norman E. Richards has started a daily vlog where he posts short videos to keep clients and friends informed of ways to handle elder law and estate planning matters during Michigan’s shelter-in-place.  We invite you to visit the Michigan Elder Law Blog daily for updates. He continues to work during this time and is available to answer any questions you may have. Mr. Richards helps clients safely navigate […]

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COVID-19: We are Working Remotely and are Committed to Assisting Clients

CMDA employees in our Michigan, California, Kansas, and New York office locations have shifted to working remotely. Our Firm remains fully operational and is committed to assisting our clients without delay. Attorneys are still available to meet with clients via telephone and video conferencing. Our main telephone line is (734) 261-2400. This line will be answered by a live person during the business hours of Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. […]

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COVID-19: We are Working… We are Available… We Can Help

As the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation rapidly evolves, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees and clients, as well as our commitment to servicing all of our clients’ legal needs. To date, we are fully staffed and remain fully operational. We do not anticipate any disruption in our ability to serve and respond to our clients’ needs. As an alternative to meeting in person, our attorneys […]

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COVID-19: Business and Legal Issues to Consider

Businesses are facing a diverse set of legal and business-critical challenges by the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Attorneys at Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. are closely monitoring the potential ramifications of the outbreak and are actively advising clients in planning through this fluid time and uncertain future to better position their business for success. Some legal, strategic, and practical considerations employers need to consider include: • Wage […]

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Attorneys Participate in CAI Conference and Expo

Attorneys from the Firm’s Community Association and Real Estate Law practice group are at the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Annual Conference and Expo today, Friday, March 6.  If you are attending the Conference, please plan on stopping by CMDA’s booth (#807).  We look forward to sharing information on the various legal services our Firm’s Community Association and Real Estate Law practice group provides.

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CMDA Hiring PIP Attorney for Livonia Office

CMDA is looking to hire a First-Party/PIP insurance defense attorney for the Firm’s Livonia office location. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of first-party property claims and/or PIP defense litigation experience. Responsibilities include: Managing a significant caseload from inception to post-trial. Attending hearings, depositions, mediations, and trials. Preparing pleadings, discovery/discovery responses, motions, and other litigation documents. Preparing timely reports to insurance carriers and clients regarding case […]

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Dealing with Vexatious Litigants in Community Association Matters

Vexatious litigants bother, embarrass and/or cause legal expenses to the defendant and can be a costly problem in today’s legal system. Vexatious litigation is becoming more common in the realm of community associations and quite often these litigants represent themselves when they file lawsuits against their own association or contest decisions made by the Board of Directors. The result is that sometimes frivolous and expensive litigation occurs that must then […]

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