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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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CMDA Hiring Litigation Attorney for KC Office

CMDA is looking to hire a civil litigation associate attorney with 3-5 years’ experience to assist in the growth and expansion of our Kansas City, Missouri office location. Qualified candidates must be licensed in both Missouri and Kansas and have prior civil litigation experience.  No specific practice area/specialty/background is required, but some portable business that can be brought to the Firm is a plus.  You will assist with an active […]

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Jim Acho Interview: Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was recently interviewed by Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. Jim discusses his career in the industry, the NFL Players’ Association, and the future of collective bargaining and concussion lawsuits in the NFL. Jim Acho Interview: Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law

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The SECURE Act and its Impact on Your Estate Plan

President Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) effective January 1, 2020. The Act brings major changes to IRAs and 401(k)s, including the ability to delay distributions, reduced flexibility for inherited IRAs, and penalty-free withdrawals for new parents. This article focuses on the impact the SECURE Act may have on your estate plan. As part of the estate planning process, clients focus […]

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Are Sellers Required to Disclose the Existence of Delinquent HOA Dues?

In Michigan the law is clear as to the duties of condominium associations to provide written statements to purchasers of units located in the condominium regarding unpaid assessments, interest, late charges, fines, costs and attorney fees. However, when it comes to homeowners that own lots in subdivisions governed by a Homeowners’ Association (HOA), the law is not as clear-cut. Therefore, prospective purchasers should be aware of any outstanding items that […]

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The Importance of Using an Attorney Relevant to your Legal Matter

Attorneys are often hard-pressed to find someone willing to jump to their reputational defense. In fact, they can either be a blessing or a curse. Often we need attorneys to defend us in court, collect an unpaid debt, or draft an estate plan. An attorney not knowledgeable with a specific legal matter can cause confusion and leave clients feeling over-charged and disappointed. Developers and real estate buyers alike often retain […]

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