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Election 2012

Election 2012

More than a few people have argued that the upcoming election is one of the most important in our lifetime. In addition to the presidential election, voters will be faced with a multitude of candidates vying for federal, state and local office, along… Read More
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So, What Do You Know Abou…

So, What Do You Know About Labor Day?

By the time you read this, Labor Day 2012 will be just a memory. I started pulling ideas together for this Now You Know It last week, at a time when, judging from the abrupt downturn in phone calls and emails, it seemed like just about everyone was o… Read More
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“Sign That for Me, Will…

“Sign That for Me, Will You Please?” New Rules for Durable Powers of Attorney

Scarcely a day goes by around here that someone in the office doesn’t mention durable powers of attorney. Before you start thinking that our water cooler conversations must be really boring, remember that we are a law office, where things like powe… Read More
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Michigan’s Peace of Min…

Michigan’s Peace of Mind Registry Leads the Way

It’s summer, and sooner or later, most of us will get around to taking that much needed, and long overdue, vacation. Doubtless, the first thing we’ll remember to pack will be our health care advance directive or patient advocate designation docum… Read More
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What’s Hidden Under You…

What’s Hidden Under Your Property, and What’s It Going to Cost You to Clean It Up?

In April, one of our client’s received unhappy news: the city council of his local municipality voted to pass along to our client nearly $20,000 in clean-up costs related to old fuel storage tanks on our client’s commercial property that were unc… Read More
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Oakland County Honors Vet…

Oakland County Honors Veterans Through ID Card Program and Other Services

On the heels of a successful program started in Macomb County last year, Oakland County just launched its own program to provide veterans a laminated, Veteran Identification card. The cards are available to all veterans at a cost of $10.00. Veterans… Read More
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Michigan Repeals Motorcyc…

Michigan Repeals Motorcycle Helmet Law

Hailed by many as a victory for individual freedom, while assailed by others as a harbinger of increased injuries, fatalities and higher insurance rates, Governor Snyder signed the repeal of Michigan’s motorcycle helmet law last Thursday. The State… Read More
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Small Business Health Car…

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

The small business health care tax credit is part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Small business employers with fewer than 25 full time equivalent employees, who pay an average annual wage of less than $50,000 per employee, and who pay at least h… Read More
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Estate Recovery

Estate Recovery

“Estate recovery” is the term that refers to the right of a state to reach the assets of Medicaid recipients who have died in order to reimburse the state for certain Medicaid payments. Federal law requires each state to have a federally approved… Read More
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