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Commercial Leases and Frustrated Purposes

Unlike residential tenants, most commercial tenants were not relieved of the obligation to pay rent during the pandemic. In a recent case, the tenant alleged that the purpose of the lease—to use the property to operate a gym—was frustrated by the… Read More
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At the Top

At the Top

Each year, DBusiness Magazine shares its list of Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit. Honorees are chosen based on a peer review survey completed by attorneys across Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Livingston, and Washtenaw counties. Throughout the annual selection… Read More
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An NLRA Primer

A National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) administrative law judge recently ruled that Starbucks violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) by terminating an employee at its Ann Arbor location for engaging in union activism. Enforced… Read More
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American flags decorate lawn in honor of Veterans Day

Veterans Day

After the fighting ended on the western front of World War I, celebrations of the war’s conclusion quickly turned solemn remembering those who had been lost. Commemorated as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a legal federal hol… Read More
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A Digital Life

Most of our financial information, social interactions, and family sentiments are in some form of digital storage. These are commonly called “digital assets.” More and more of our lives are no longer in tangible form. What happens to all this inf… Read More
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Gifting With a Purpose

Gifting With a Purpose

With the new month comes the beginning of the holiday shopping season. If you’re looking for a unique gift for the holiday season, look no further than the 22nd annual Alternative Christmas Fair hosted by Hope Lutheran Church of Farmington Hills. T… Read More
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Pay Rent marked on calendar

Michigan’s New Universal Assignment of Rents Act

Commercial property owners wishing to obtain financing will likely be required by their lender to sign a document generically referred to as an “assignment of rents and leases” as additional security for repayment of the loan. In the even… Read More
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Purple ribbon on purple background for Walk to End Alzheimer's

Walk Together

According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, it is estimated that 6 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s and more than 11 million are providing unpaid care. This is why the organization is committed to the care, support, an… Read More
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Cryptocurrency and NFTs in Your Estate Plan

Five years ago, cryptocurrency was probably not on your radar. Today, it may be an important investment in your portfolio. You could even own some nonfungible tokens (NFTs), which are powered by the same blockchain-based technology. Despite the dizzy… Read More
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Estate Planning Awareness

Estate Planning Awareness

At Wright Beamer, every week is Estate Planning Awareness Week! We know that no one really wants to think about estate planning. It’s a difficult topic to consider. But during National Estate Planning Awareness Week, let’s shift the mindset aroun… Read More
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