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Land Use and Zoning

Zoning Enforcement and Penalties for Violation

  • October 17, 2020
  • by Alex Reuter

For residents in Michigan it is nearly impossible to go a day without being impacted, either directly or indirectly, by local municipal ordinances. This is especially true for zoning ordinances. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of just how significant these impacts can be until they […]

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The legal issues involved hosting Church at a private home

  • October 2, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

In certain parts of the country, like California, large religious assemblies are still prohibited. As a result, many religious groups are encouraging their members to continue meeting in smaller numbers in their homes. All across the country, people are hosting small prayer gatherings, worship services, […]

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Attorney Sorin A. Leahu joins Dalton & Tomich

  • October 1, 2020
  • by Emily

Detroit —October 1, 2020—Daniel Dalton and Zana Tomich, co-founders of Detroit-based land use, business, and denominational trust law firm Dalton + Tomich, are pleased to announce that Sorin A. Leahu has joined the firm as a senior associate attorney.  Based in the firm’s Chicago office, […]

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Land use webinar: learn the lay of the land

  • September 15, 2020
  • by Emily

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; ddalton@daltontomich.com; 248.229.2329 Detroit—September 15, 2020—Detroit-based land use, business, and denominational trust law firm Dalton & Tomichwill present a live, interactive webinar on Zoning and Land Laws for Civil Engineers and Professional Surveyorson Thursday, September 24.  […]

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Vested Rights to Nonconforming Uses under Michigan Zoning Laws

  • September 14, 2020
  • by Alex Reuter

When a landowner uses his or her property in a way that becomes contrary to a newly adopted or amended zoning ordinance, the ability of that landowner to continue the prior use is frequently questioned and challenged. From a legal standpoint, any use consistent with […]

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Land use and Zoning Webinar: learn the lay of the land

  • September 12, 2020
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

The professionals at Dalton & Tomich PLC are pleased to announce that they will be presenting an introductory webinar of zoning and land use law with HalfMoon Education Inc., on September 24, 2020.  While its focus is on engineers and surveyors, the information is relevant […]

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Determining Who May Pursue A Nuisance Per Se Claim

  • August 31, 2020
  • by Alex Reuter

It happens all too often. You look outside and see that your neighbor has constructed something on or decided to use his or her property in a manner that violates a local zoning ordinance. This could involve violations of setback requirements, the failure to obtain […]

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Lakefront property owner wins disputed strip of land

  • August 7, 2020
  • by Adel Nucho

Michigan courts once again shines the spotlight on the significance of a plat in lakefront property disputes. The case of Saunders v. Rhodes (decided June 18, 2020) started with a dispute between two property owners over a strip of land abutting Chippewa Lake, in Mecosta […]

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Michigan Property Owners Entitled to Surplus Funds After Tax Foreclosure

  • July 21, 2020
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

When a property in Michigan is foreclosed and sold at auction due to unpaid taxes, there is rarely any money left after the government pays for the taxes, fees, and expenses. But sometimes there are funds remaining. In one recent case, Oakland County attempted to […]

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Court enjoins County who tried to close a Christian Recovery Home

  • July 10, 2020
  • by Emily

Court order allows City Walk to continue transition home ministry in Wakulla County. A federal court in Tallahassee has entered a preliminary injunction against Wakulla County, Florida, protecting the religious exercise of Dalton & Tomich client City Walk – Urban Mission. The order comes just […]

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