Articles From Michael Zink

Limiting percentage of rental units in condominium association may help retain property values By Michael Zink General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, May 2016 Rental restrictions have become common practice among condominium associations great and small.
Chair’s column: Knowledge of history provides benefits for lawyers By Michael Zink General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, May 2014 A message from Section Chair Michael Zink.
Chair’s column By Michael Zink General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2014 A message from Section Chair Michael Zink.
Chair’s column: Referrals still important to general practice lawyers By Michael Zink General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2014 A message from Section Chair Michael Zink.
Chair’s column By Michael Zink General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2013 A message from Section Chair Michael Zink.
Intent to exercise a commercial lease extension option—Notice is in the eye of the beholder By Michael Zink General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2013 A commercial lease often includes a provision requiring a tenant to provide written notification of its intent to extend the lease term. This language is frequently overlooked until the tenant’s later abandonment of the property after its business has collapsed.
Recent decision addresses subject-matter jurisdiction in forcible entry and detainer actions By Michael Zink General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2010 A review of the recent decision of Figueroa v. Deacon.
Order for possession improper as court sanction for tenants’ failure to tender ongoing use & occupancy By Michael Zink General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2009 A Circuit Court may not properly enter an Order for Possession as a sanction against a tenant who fails to tender use and occupancy payments pursuant to a court order. Such a sanction not only improperly relieves a landlord of its statutory burden but also exceeds the appropriate punitive degree warranted.    
Newly codified standards for community association managers—Analysis and potential pitfalls By Michael Zink General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2008 Public Act 095-0318 sets forth for the first time standards by which compensated “community association managers,” typically employed by condominium associations, are to be measured. Proposed under HB 1071, P.A. 095-0318 was approved by the Governor on August 21, 2007.

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