September 2021

An informative e-newsletter for the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

RPLS Invited to Argue before the Michigan Supreme Court in Campbell v. Dept of Treasury

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By Jason C. Long, Steinhardt Pesick & Cohen

In November 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court invited the RPLS to submit an amicus brief in the case Andrew P. Campbell v. Dept of Treasury, 331 Mich App 312 (2021). The case concerns the principal residence exemption (“PRE”). A taxpayer’s one, true home is generally eligible for the PRE, such that the home is taxed at a reduced rate. The issue is whether a taxpayer’s PRE terminates on the date when the taxpayer is no longer entitled to the PRE, or on December 31 of the year in which the taxpayer becomes no longer entitled to the PRE. On August 11, 2021, the Supreme Court invited the RPLS to participate in oral argument on the case, which as of this date has not been scheduled. 

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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Program: 3–4:30 p.m. 

Recent Legislation and Hot Topics on the Horizon

Program Chair: Kevin Hirzel, Hirzel Law
Speakers: Dawn Patterson, National Underwriting Counsel
Tabitha Zimny, Karoub Associates

Program Description: Stay up to date on recent legislation and executive orders and get a preview of new legislation that may be on the horizon! RPLS Legislative Committee Chair Dawn Patterson will begin with a discussion of new legislation affecting real property that has been passed into law during the last year. We will also hear from the section’s lobbyist, Tabitha Zimny. Tabitha will provide an update on bills that are currently pending in the state legislature. This virtual seminar is a must for practitioners who want to remain current on new developments in real property law.

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