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Making All the Difference

Making All the Difference

The Livonia Chamber of Commerce has made a tradition of kicking off the new year with a banquet dinner celebrating everything that makes Livonia great! Each February, the Chamber spotlights outstanding individuals making a difference in the community… Read More
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Lame-Duckery

Lame-Duckery

Michigan is one of only a handful of states in the U.S. that do not limit legislative session days after the November election, a situation which lends itself to biennial lame-duck shenanigans. In the final days of 2018, our 99th legislature garnered… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!): Julie Cotant

For a third year, Mercy High School of Farmington Hills brought together its senior class and alumnae for an inimitable luncheon. This illuminating experience allows former students a chance to welcome the graduating class into the ranks of the Alumn… Read More
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Breaking the (Tax) Code

Breaking the (Tax) Code

The reforms in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represent the most sweeping tax overhaul in 30 years.  Here are some of the most important changes that may affect your business: Qualified Business Income Deduction. Many owners of pass-through businesses, s… Read More
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A Neighborly Update

A Neighborly Update

Every year, the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the State of the Cities. This occasion allows a unique opportunity for Farmington and Farmington Hills residents to hear from local officials — including the mayors of each city… Read More
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Nonopioid Directives

Nonopioid Directives

Pursuant to a new law enacted in the closing days of 2018, beginning March 28, 2019, we will be able to make our wishes known in advance on the subject of being prescribed or administered opioids. A nonopioid directive form, when included in an indi… Read More
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Playing It Safe

Playing It Safe

Wright Beamer is always seeking new opportunities to stay at the forefront of the issues that impact our clients every day, even beyond the legal field. To that end, last night Julie Cotant attended a brief seminar on cyber security. Some quick point… Read More
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Do-It-Yourself Lawyering

Do-It-Yourself Lawyering

Occasionally, clients will bring us legal documents that they created using an online service. It happened again a couple of weeks ago when long-time clients of mine came in for a trust review. I learned when we met that they had used a popular onlin… Read More
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Things to Know (About Us!): Kathy Spray

Last year, Kathy Spray gave herself the ultimate birthday present: bringing a longtime dream to life. With the help of some friends and family, she founded Aging Paws. As man’s best friend grows older, the cost of care can continue to rise, causing… Read More
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Ounce of Prevention/Pound…

Ounce of Prevention/Pound of Cure

Michigan’s Paid Medical Leave Act takes effect end of March/beginning of April.  Here’s what you need to know. What Employers Are Covered? Employers with 50 or more employees (but excluding state and federal governments) What Employees Are Not C… Read More
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