Entries by Mary Howlett

Second Home Legal Checklist

Legal Considerations for Owning a Second Home Whether it’s a summer home, an inheritance, or a rental property, owning a second home comes with its share of legal implications. Consider the following tips for your second home. UNDERSTAND YOUR OPTIONS FOR OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE. ● A one-size-fits-all approach does not work when it comes to ownership […]

Viviano Law named to 2017 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers

Viviano Law has once again been named a Metro Detroit Tier One “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers for 2017. According to U.S. News Best Lawyers, “Best Law Firms” rankings “are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys…and […]

Center Line renames complex for late mayor Hanselman

On Saturday, June 4 the city of Center Line held a ceremony to honor late mayor David W. Hanselman with the renaming of the municipal offices at 10 Mile Road and Lawrence Avenue as the David W. Hanselman Municipal Complex. Viviano Law, city attorneys for the city of Center Line, and members of the Viviano […]

Commercial Property Tax Appeal

It’s property tax season.  By now, all commercial property owners should have received their Notice of Assessment for their 2016 property taxes from the Michigan Department of Treasury.  If you’re considering a new tax appeal, here are a few basic tips: The deadline to appeal your property’s assessment is May 31, 2016.  MCL 205.735a(6). You […]

Congratulations Judge Viviano!

The Honorable Kathy A. Viviano, a founding partner of Viviano Law, has been selected as one of the top Circuit Court Judges in Macomb county as part of Dbusiness’ 2016 Top Lawyers Peer Review Survey.  Congratulations Judge Viviano!

Joe Viviano Named to DBusiness Magazine’s 2015 Top Lawyers List

Joseph E. Viviano has been name to DBusiness Magazine’s 2015 Top Lawyers List.  This year, DBusiness magazine partnered with Best Lawyers in America, the pre-eminent referral guide to the legal profession.  Each attorney surveyed was asked to nominate lawyers among more than 100 legal specialties.  Mr. Viviano was named to the list of Top Lawyers in […]

Michigan’s Procrustean Deed Restriction Jurisprudence: It is Time to Correct Michigan’s Accidental Deed Restriction Caselaw

Michigan’s Procrustean Deed Restriction Jurisprudence: It is Time to Correct Michigan’s Accidental Deed Restriction Caselaw In 1934, the Michigan Supreme Court cautioned, “Building restriction cases are governed by particular facts, and it is neither possible nor desirable to establish a measuring stick and thereafter cut cases to fit, for that would be too Procrustean.”1 Procrustes […]

Joseph Viviano Named to the 2014 Super Lawyers List

Joseph Viviano has been named to the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers list as a top lawyer by Super Lawyers.  Each year, no more than 5 percent of attorneys in the state receive this prestigious honor. Super Lawyers, a division of Thompson Reuters, is a rating service of attorneys who have demonstrated a high degree of […]