Recent Articles & Updates
Sara Lachman, along with other West Michigan business leaders, share the challenges, lessons and unexpected wins of 2020, all while navigating a global pandemic.
Lachman Stuart Attorney, Michael King, shares an update on the Michigan Marketable Record Title Act in the Grand Rapids Business Journal Law Blog, February 2021.
Michigan Marketable Record Title Act Author: Michael King Interests held in real property are often extremely valuable to the interest holders, and can affect the character and uses of the land in which they are held. The validity and … Read more
Variance Requests: Navigating Zoning Regulations and the Zoning Board of Appeals Author: Jake Vande Zande Almost any time you want to do something with your property, zoning is going to play a role in that project. Whether you want to … Read more
Michigan Adopts Remote Witnessing and Notarization Legislation Author: Jake Vande Zande Governor Whitmore signed several new bills into law related to remote witnessing and notarization due to the hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic, which will be advantageous for people … Read more
Author: Jake Vande Zande January 13, 2021 Michigan Zoning Board Appeals (ZBA) & How to Appeal Unfavorable Decisions As discussed in “Variance Requests: Navigating Zoning Regulations and the Zoning Board of Appeals,” almost any time you want to do something … Read more
Sara Lachman nominated as a 2020 Top Real Estate Lawyer. https://www.grmag.com/special-advertising-section/top-lawyers/top-lawyers-2021/
Introduction Owners who lost property in a tax foreclosure may be entitled to compensation if the county auctioned the property for more than the tax owed. The Michigan Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Rafaeli, LLC v Oakland County, No. 156849, WL 4037642 (Mich. July … Read more
Introduction If there is something wrong with or complicated about the title to your real estate or the real estate you’re about to purchase, then a quiet title action may be necessary. As explained below, a quiet title action is … Read more