The Michigan Cooperative Law Primer

Chapter Ten: Resources

        Because cooperatives are relatively uncommon in Michigan, boards need to know where to turn for help.  Not every management company or lawyer knows how to properly assist.  For that reason, this chapter provides you with resources to use when you encounter a problem that requires expertise of those who understand cooperatives.

        As noted earlier, there are associations that are dedicated to helping.  NAHC and MAHC are helpful organizations that provide education and information.  It is important to belong to them, and attend their conferences.  One of the benefits of doing so is the opportunity to network with other boards and to be able to call upon those you meet there to give their experience.

        Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C. is a law firm in Michigan that has years of experience in helping cooperatives.  We have established a special website where we make available, at no charge, informative articles that may be useful to you at  opens in a new  In addition, the firm publishes the “Michigan Cooperative Law Journal” on a quarterly basis and is mailed to anyone who wants it, free of charge.  We also have an electronic coop law letter which is sent monthly to those who sign up for it through e-mail to us at firm@pck-law.comcreate new email.

        Always seek advice for your specific problem, though. Each cooperative has its own set of governing documents and they may differ materially in respect to the matter that is affecting your cooperative.


        This primer is intended to provide the reader with a starting point to understand the law of housing cooperatives in Michigan.  It should not be used as a substitute for qualified legal advice from a competent, experienced attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan.

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For more details please feel free to contact an attorney familiar with cooperative housing law.

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