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CEO Matthew I. Paletz Op-Ed published in the Detroit News

An abridged version of last month’s blog about the precarious future of the At-Will Tenancy was published as an Op-Ed in the Detroit News and can be read here.

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CEO, Matthew I. Paletz Interviewed on Michigan’s Big Show Starring Michael Patrick Shiels

Matt was interviewed on the radio this morning on Michigan’s Big Show Starring Michael Patrick Shiels. Even before COVID, Matt has been a tireless advocate for the rights of property owners.  Now, more than ever, those rights need to be protected!

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The Perilous Fight for the Preservation of the At-Will Tenancy

There’s always been a real estate legal topic that I’ve been hesitant to blog about. I was convinced that the mere mention of it would hasten its arrival. But then 2020 came, with its unending assault on the rights of property owners and it occurred to me that the time to be silent is over. […]

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How’s Your 2020 Been? One Tale of a Small Business Owner

The new year always brings hope.  For me and my firm, the new decade was going to kickstart the Roaring Twenties 2.0 and accelerate our ascension as the market leader in landlord-tenant law since making this tactical pivot and re-brand in 2017. If our first quarter was any indication, we were well on our way. […]

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CDC Orders Temporary Halt of Evictions: What Landlords Need to Know

When one thinks of housing governmental regulatory agencies, it is doubtful that the first one that comes to mind is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Effective September 4, 2020, the CDC issued an Order titled “Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19”[1]. This highly questionable Order, which […]

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CEO Matthew I. Paletz Interviewed by the Detroit Free Press

On Wednesday, September 1, 2020 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an Order titled “Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19”, which threatens to further hamper landlord’s efforts to collect rent from delinquent tenants. While Paletz Law continues to assess the full impact of the Order, CEO Matthew I. […]

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The Zoom Courtroom: Tips for Witnesses on How to Join and Be Prepared for a Virtual Hearing

If you have not yet been using Zoom as another way to communicate with co-workers or family members, where have you been for the last six months? Whether it be for work, school or a fun video get-together with friends, this way of communicating is, for now at least, the new normal. Currently, most courts […]

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State of Michigan Eviction Diversion Program

On June 26, 2020, Executive Order No. 2020-134 was signed by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.[1] It created the Eviction Diversion Program (EDP), which took effect on July 16, 2020 immediately after the expiration of her eviction moratorium. The EDP, which will be administered by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and run through the […]

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