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How Religious Groups May Use Their Facilities to Help the Homeless During the Pandemic

  • March 25, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

An increasing number of state and local governments are issuing “shelter-in-place” or “stay-at-home” orders. But what does that mean for those who have no shelter or home in which to stay? The homeless so often depend on shelters that are already at capacity, making social […]

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Noel W. Sterett named a partner at Dalton & Tomich

  • March 4, 2020
  • by Emily

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus   Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; ddalton@daltontomich.com; 248.229.2329 Detroit—March 4, 2020—Daniel Dalton and Zana Tomich, co-founders of Detroit-based land use and business law firm Dalton + Tomich,are pleased to announce attorney Noel W. Sterett has been named a partner. Based in […]

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Court of Appeals Overturns Variance for Cell Tower

  • March 2, 2020
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

Any attorney who has appealed a land use or zoning decision in Michigan knows that courts are hesitant to overturn the decisions of local ZBAs or planning commissions. One recent case gives a roadmap of what a successful challenge to a local planning decision can […]

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What is the Michigan Sellers Disclosure Act? The Role of Fraud in Real Estate Transactions

  • January 20, 2020
  • by Admin

The Michigan Sellers Disclosure Act prescribes particular form that a seller must use in providing information about a property. In this video, litigation attorney Alex Reuter discusses the requirements and limitations of the Michigan Sellers Disclosure Act and the important of the Sellers Disclosure Statement, […]

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Types of Fraud Under Michigan Law

  • January 15, 2020
  • by Admin

There are four types of fraud under Michigan law. In this video, litigation attorney Alex Reuter discusses each type amd its definition, requirements and exceptions. The four types of fraud under Michigan law are: fraudulent misrepresentation, innocent misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, and silent fraud. If you […]

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How Can I Win Planning Commission Approval?

  • January 7, 2020
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

Winning a recommendation of approval from a local planning commission comes down to a few key areas, as planning commission veteran and land use and zoning attorney Larry Opalewski explains in this video. Tips to help you win planning commission approval: Prepare a thorough and […]

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How Do Courts Enforce Restrictive Covenants or Deed Restrictions?

  • January 6, 2020
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

Restrictive covenants, sometimes called “deed restrictions,” restrict the free use of land and are generally disfavored by courts. They are however generally enforceable, as Detroit-based land use and zoning attorney Larry Opalewski explains in this video. Key facts about restrictive covenants or deed restriction enforcement […]

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Why We Fight for Religious Liberty

  • December 10, 2019
  • by Noel Sterett

I just read attorney Luke Goodrich’s excellent new book entitled Free to Believe:  The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America. Because we have the privilege at Dalton & Tomich of being on the front lines of that battle, I read the book with great interest. […]

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Four Things to Know About Illinois Zoning

  • December 5, 2019
  • by Noel Sterett

In Illinois, zoning has become one of the most important considerations for any business or organization with plans to relocate, expand or develop a property. In this video, Illinois land use and zoning attorney Noel Sterett shares four things that everyone needs to know about […]

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RLUIPA Protects Homeless Shelters within Churches – Our latest case in Kansas

  • November 22, 2019
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Today we filed suit on behalf of Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church against the City of Lenexa, Kansas, who, has used zoning to deny the Church the ability to use its building to serve the homeless in Johnson County, Kansas. At its heart, this case […]

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