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Recent Articles & Updates

Sara Lachman Highlighted: 2021 Grand Rapids Chamber Annual Meeting Video

Feb 5, 2021

Sara Lachman, along with other West Michigan business leaders, share the challenges, lessons and unexpected wins of 2020, all while navigating a global pandemic.  

February 2021: Grand Rapids Business Journal Law Blog

Feb 1, 2021

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: What to Know about the Recent 2020 Amendment

Jan 28, 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

Jan 21, 2021

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

Jan 21, 2021

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

Michigan Zoning Board Appeals (ZBA) & How to Appeal Unfavorable Decisions

Jan 20, 2021

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

December 2020: Grand Rapids Magazine Top Lawyers of 2020

Dec 8, 2020

Sara Lachman nominated as a 2020 Top Real Estate Lawyer. https://www.grmag.com/special-advertising-section/top-lawyers/top-lawyers-2021/    

Former Property Owners have a Right to the Surplus Proceeds from Tax Foreclosure Sales 

Dec 1, 2020

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

Protecting and Cleaning Up Your Property Interest: An Overview of Quiet Title Actions

Nov 23, 2020

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

MICHIGAN ZONING ENABLING ACT

Nov 6, 2020

MICHIGAN ZONING ENABLING ACT Act 110 of 2006 AN ACT to codify the laws regarding local units of government regulating the development and use of land; to provide for the adoption of zoning ordinances; to provide for the establishment in … Read more