October 2023

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

HB4837 Seeks to Overturn Berkel v Christman

Tax Lien Foreclosure

By John Sier, Esq., Kitch Attorneys & Counselors

On June 22, 2023, HB 4837 was introduced “to promote prompt payment for labor, materials, and services provided for the improvement of real property in the private contractual construction industry; to provide for certain contract provisions; and to provide for certain remedies and penalties.” In short, HB 4837 would negate protections under the Construction Lien Act, MCL 570.1101, et seq., rewrite negotiated contract terms, and impose penalties on parties who are otherwise in full compliance with the negotiated contract terms or the Construction Lien Act.

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Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
Time: Breakfast:  7:30 a.m.       Speaker: 8:00-8:45 a.m.       Roundtables: 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Location: The Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, Michigan

Registrants can attend 2 one-half hour round table sessions

Program Chair: Wayne Beyea, Michigan State University, School of Planning, Design and Construction

Speaker: Dr. Eric Scorsone, Director of the MSU Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy

Program Description: This program will kick-off with an economic overview from Dr. Scorsone, who has extensive state and local fiscal experience, and will offer insight into the current economic environment and how this ties to Michigan’s economy and the potential opportunities it presents.  Roundtable discussions will then take place with experienced attorneys focusing on various topics with participants certain to take away new insights into today’s ever-changing landscape.

Discussion Topics & Leaders:

  • Receiver Sales, John Polderman and Frank R. Simon, Simon
  • Short Term Rentals, Kayleigh Long, Hirzel Law
  • Negotiating Office Sales and Leases, Todd Szymczak, Farbman
  • Marketable Record Title Act, Catharine LaMont, and David Pierson, McClelland Anderson
  • Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac & Condos, Kevin Hirzel, Hirzel Law
  • Zoning and Development Approvals, Richard Rattner, Williams Williams Rattner & Plunkett

Register TODAY!

Registration Fees:
Section Members: $95; Non-Section Members: $155
Registration will close October 31st

*The DAC does not allow blue jeans to be worn in any area of the facility. A detailed dress code can be found at https://www.thedac.com/#/external-details/bltfbf8a5db55aa4b40.

For additional information contact Karen Schwartz.

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The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors, and they do not reflect in any way the positions of the State Bar of Michigan or the Real Property Law Section. These columns are meant for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. IRS Circular 230 Disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Service, we inform you that any U.S. federal tax advice contained in this communication (including any attachments) was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any person for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties or (ii) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another person any transaction or matter addressed in this communication.