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Kevin Michael Hirzel

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Kevin M. Hirzel graduated cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he was a member of the law review, served as a title editor on law review and was inducted into the UDM Moot Court Hall of Fame. While in law school, Mr. Hirzel also served as a law clerk at the Macomb County Probate Court. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Hirzel has extensive litigation and trial experience in a wide variety of real estate and complex commercial litigation matters. He has authored articles for the Michigan Community Association News, been interviewed as an expert by Common Ground Magazine and served as a speaker on the legal panel at the United Condominium Owners of Michigan annual seminar. Mr. Hirzel was named a Michigan “Rising Star” in real estate law by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013 and 2014. He has also bee featured in Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly on multiple occasions for successful results that he has obtained on behalf of clients.

If you are in need of legal representation, please visit to learn more about the services Mr. Hirzel has to offer or call 248-644-4433 to setup a consultation.

Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Community Association Law, Condominium Law, Construction Law, Real Estate Law, Probate and Estate Planning

Clients: Builders, Community Associations, Condominium Associations, Cooperatives, Co-Owners, Developers, Homeowner Associations, Investors, Property Owners and Property Managers.

Types of Matters Commonly Handled: Assessment Collection, Bylaw Enforcement, Boundary Disputes, Condominium Act Violations, Condominium Document Amendments, Developer/Successor Liability, Construction Defects, Contract Disputes, Corporate Governance Issues, Derivative Actions and Title Disputes.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 75%
    10 years
  2. Construction: 25%
    10 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C.

33900 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia, MI, 48150

Cummings McClorey Davis & Acho

2851 Charlevoix Dr. SE
Suite 327
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546

Cummings McClorey Davis & Acho

400 West Front Street
Suite 200
Traverse City, MI, 49684

Cummings McClorey Davis & Acho

19176 Hall Road
Suite 220
Clinton Township, MI, 48038



MIActive And In Good Standing200701/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Up and Coming LawyerMichigan Lawyers Weekly2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising Star in Real Estate LawSuperlawyers2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising Star in Real Estate LawSuperlawyers2014
Rising Star in Real Estate LawSuperLawyers2013
Madison's Who's WhoMadison's Who's Who2008
Cum LaudeUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law2006
Book Award - Criminal ProcedureUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law2006
Book Award - Conflicts of LawUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law2006
Moot Court Hall of FameUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law2006
Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor SocietyAlpha Sigma Nu2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C.2014 - Present
Associate AttorneyThe Meisner Law Group, PC2010 - 2014
Attorney / Managing MemberPenzien Hirzel, PLLC2007 - 2010
Law ClerkMacomb County Probate Court2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
United Condominium Owners of Michigan (UCOM)N/A2014 - Present
Michigan Business and Professional AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Michigan Community Association NetworkFounder2014 - Present
Local Business NetworkPast Vice President2012 - 2014
Taylor International AcademyPresident2012 - Present
Community Association Institute (CAI)Chairman of the Legislative Action Committee2010 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Detroit Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/A2007 - 2013
Business Networking InternationalPast President2007 - 2012
Macomb County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
State Bar of MichiganN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Clark v Pointes North Inn Condominium Association, et. al.$200,000 Settlement for Client along with obtaining equitable relief
Nottingham Village Condominium Association v MJC Companies, et. al.The Association obtained a $276,000 settlement and road repairs, for which Plaintiff was seeking $500,000 in damages, in a construction defect matter against a developer.
Greenway, et. al. v. Tom Atwell Homes & Realty, Inc., et. al. - Genesee County Circuit Court Case No. -2012-099299-CH$131,000 settlement and equitable relief
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Publication nameTitleDate
MIchigan Community Association Law BlogIs your Michigan Condominium Association prepared to handle a co-owner’s request to inspect its books and records?2015
Michigan Community Association Law BlogCondominium Associations and Solar Panels: How to handle a Co-Owner request to install a Solar Panel2015
Michigan Community Association Law BlogDoes the Board of Directors of a Michigan Condominium Association or HOA have a duty to enforce the Master Deed, Bylaws or other restrictive covenants as written?2015
Michigan Lawyer's WeeklyCourt determines legality of condo association's board2015
Michigan Community Association Law BlogReligious Freedom and Community Associations: How does the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Impact Condominium and Homeowner Associations?2015
Community Association NewsThe Future is Now: Is Your Condominium Association Prepared to Handle these 6 Technological Advances?2015
The Michigan Community Association Law BlogMCL 559.157 – Has your Michigan Condominium Association had its books, records and financial statements reviewed by a Certified Public Accountant?2015
The Michigan Community Association Law BlogProperty Managers and the Attorney-Client Privilege: Does your Community Association’s Management Agreement cover Communications with the Association’s Counsel?2015
The Michigan Community Association Law BlogCondominiums and Renters: Does your Condominium Association need a rental cap?2015
The Michigan Community Association Law BlogIs your Michigan Condominium Association prepared to handle a co-owner’s request to inspect its books and records?2015
Common Ground MagazineEnd Reign2014
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyProperty Owners Sought Title to Disputed Land2014
Common Ground MagazineHush-Hush2014
The Michigan Community Association Law BlogUnderstanding the Difference between a Designated Voter Representative Form (DVR) and a Proxy in Michigan Condominium Association Elections2014
The Michigan Community Association Law BlogA Board of Directors’ Guide to Resolving Common Element Construction Defects in a Michigan Condominium2014
The Michigan Community Association Law BlogFree Speech and your Community Association: Will the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling in Dublirer v 2000 Linwood Avenue Owners, Inc impact campaigning in Michigan Condominium Association elections?2014
Community Association NewsCondominium Boards and Ethics: The Top 5 reasons that your Association needs a Code of Conduct2014
Michigan Lawyers Weekly"Divide-and-conquer" plan nets $276K Settlement2013
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyCondo seeks repairs for series of construction defects2013
United Condominium Owners of Michigan ReporterA Roadmap to Discovering and Resolving Common Element Construction Defects2013
Community Association NewsDon't take a vacation from the additional regulations that apply to Condominium Hotels2012
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyRental unit owner, management company at odds over deed2012
C&G NewsMan fights to keep tree2008
Macomb DailyCouple Wins Fight for Tree in Back Yard2008
Florida State Business Law ReviewConfusion, Compensation, and Taxation: A Business Judgment Rule Approach to the Deductibility of Reasonable Compensation of Corporate Executives under §162 of the Internal Revenue Code2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Michigan, Ann ArborPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
University of Michigan, Ann ArborHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CAI Annual ConferenceConstruction Defect Resolution – Appropriate steps a post-transition control board of directors should take with respect to discovering and resolving construction defects2015
Networking Squared Radio ShowCondominium Law2013
UCOM 38th Annual SeminarQuestions and Answers with Condominium Legal Counsel2012
Grosse Pointe Cable - SOC ShowEstate Planning2008
Business Killer SeminarsBusiness Law2007