With the rise of websites such as Airbnb and VRBO, the visibility and popularity of short-term rentals are surging. Should Michigan pass a law that would require municipalities to treat short-term rentals as residential and not commercial use? I addressed this question in the Spring & Summer (2018) edition of the Michigan Real Property Review. If you would like a copy, please email me (joseph@doerrfirm).
I had a great time attending the annual Michigan State Bar Foundation reception in Grand Rapids and meeting other Fellows. Pictured above are Charles Rutherford, Chairperson (and my former Dykema colleague), and N. Otto Stockmeyer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus - Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Per the Foundation's website (www.msbf.org), "[t]he Michigan State Bar Foundation’s Fellows Program recognizes Michigan lawyers for their professional excellence and