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Turkey Day Truths

Turkey Day Truths

Although Thanksgiving is a long-standing tradition, there might be a few things you still don’t know about the holiday. As you prepare to gather around with family and friends, let us leave you with some fun legal facts to share over the dinner tab… Read More
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"Leave, or I'll Shoot"

Michigan courts have authored several landmark decisions having national significance.  One of the most famous is Pond v. People, which clarified the principle of self-defense and the defense of others. In 1859, Augustus Pond and his family spent th… Read More
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What Makes Us Great

What Makes Us Great

Small businesses in America represent over 99% of the country’s employers and nearly 50% of all private-sector jobs.  Workers are not just cogs in a wheel, clocking in and out.  They are critical to making businesses profitable and to the overall… Read More
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A Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell

With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to a longtime friend and colleague, Julie Cotant, who has decided to step away from the practice of law and to accept a position as a trust officer with Plante Moran.  Julie started with Wright Beamer as a law clerk… Read More
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Paying Attention to Detai…

Paying Attention to Details: It's What We Do

I’d like to expand upon Lee Flaherty’s article from last week by sharing examples from three files that are sitting on my desk as I am writing this. Example 1. We recently helped a client finalize a real estate transaction. One of the  documents… Read More
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Obamacare in 2019

Obamacare in 2019

I was talking with my husband the other day about health care when a friend who overheard us asked me, “Is Obamacare still a thing?”  There is a lot of misinformation out there about the status of Obamacare, what parts of the Act still apply, an… Read More
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A Meeting of the Minds

A Meeting of the Minds

A few weeks ago, partner Dirk Beamer spent two days with some of the finest Employment Law attorneys in Michigan at the annual Labor and Employment Law Institute, co-sponsored by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the Labor and Employme… Read More
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The Scams Just Keep on Co…

The Scams Just Keep on Coming

Scams can be big and bold, small and pesky, or anything in between. Here are a couple that probably qualify as small and pesky, yet are of interest because they target us here in Michigan: The Principal Residence Exemption (PRE), which gives Michigan… Read More
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One Branch of Government…

One Branch of Government Meeting the People’s Needs

From the local school board to Washington, D.C., I’ve been fairly frustrated with government these days and the tendency to “play politics” rather than solve voters’ problems. It seems I need to look more carefully in my own backyard before d… 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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