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Pebbles in a Pond

Pebbles in a Pond

Ray Randolph is a well-known and highly respected Southeast Michigan businessman. His is a face I look forward to seeing at every Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce event I attend. His affable spirit and booming voice lift me up every time.… Read More
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Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden

For years, several Michigan courts have banned non-lawyers from bringing cell phones and other portable electronic devices into courthouses. Historically, each court would set its own policies governing the use and access to such devices, and my pers… Read More
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Real ID…It’s Really C…

Real ID…It’s Really Coming

The Real ID Act (the Act), enacted by Congress in 2005 in response to the 9/11 attacks, codified recommendations of the 9/11 Commission that the federal government set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licens… Read More
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Justice at the Other End…

Justice at the Other End of the World

If you follow our blog posts with any frequency, you know that my wife and I enjoyed a trip to South Africa this past October. We traveled from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic and studied the spectacular wildlife and landscapes in between. We also l… Read More
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Life Is Like a Batch of C…

Life Is Like a Batch of Christmas Cookies

Baking isn’t really my specialty, but when the holiday season rolls around, there are a few family recipes that are must-haves in our house. So, when my son walked in the door this past week after his first semester away at college, I wasn’t surp… Read More
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Ever Heard of IRS Form 88…

Ever Heard of IRS Form 8822?

Did you move to a new home or change your mailing address lately? Do you plan to do so soon? Has your business moved recently or designated a different individual to receive IRS notifications? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you… Read More
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Could the State Be Holdin…

Could the State Be Holding Your Property?

Have you ever searched your name or the name of a loved one on the Michigan Unclaimed Property webpage? We always do a name search when a family retains our firm after a loved one has died, and I even search my own name every few years. The Unclaimed… Read More
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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 the… 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 gro… Read More
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