When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks

Joyce Kilmer, American writer and poet, famously wrote: “I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.” Many people would be inclined to agree; but what about the neighbor’s tree branches that overhang your yard? Or worse, what if tha… Read More
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Getting Informed

Getting Informed

INFORM Act attacks sale of hot goods online. In June, the Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers Act (the “INFORM” Consumers Act) took effect. Passed late last year as part of an omnibus spending bill, t… Read More
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Small business owner protecting against cyberattacks

Cyberattacks on Small Businesses

Small businesses are very vulnerable to cyberattacks — and failure to defend against an attack could cost everything and shut down the business, temporarily or permanently. According to a Verizon report, more than 40 percent of all cyberattacks are… Read More
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"Shut Up and Drive" (Please)

Long ago, I heard folk musician Ralston Bowles sing a hilarious song about people yakking on their cell phones while driving. The punchline of the chorus was “shut up and drive.” Mr. Bowles’ satirical tirade, as you would expect, did not affect… Read More
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Can They Do That?

Can They Do That?

Legal requirements apply to most every facet of life, and despite the presumption under the law that we know the specifics of every regulation that governs us, it really is impossible to keep track of all of them. As a result, the most common questio… Read More
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Michigan Civil Rights Law…

Michigan Civil Rights Law Expanded

On March 16, 2023, Governor Whitmer signed legislation amending the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1976 (“ELCRA”) to extend protection based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. The amended legislation makes it illegal to di… Read More
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A Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of our good friend, Duane Reynolds, effective at the end of 2022. Duane is a Michigan native who has been a pillar of the Greater Farmington area since 1974. His law career spans nearly four d… Read More
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Happy New Year headband with celebration confetti

A New Year

Wright Beamer wishes you a joyous and prosperous New Year! We look forward to continuing to serve your legal needs in 2023. As you plan your celebrations and events, here are a few traditions from around the world that you might find interesting: Col… Read More
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Soon to Be Gone, but Not…

Soon to Be Gone, but Not Soon Forgotten

At 3:00 on Saturday afternoon, June 11, 1983, I finished working my last day shift, turned in my badge, service weapon and uniforms, and thus ended my 9-year career as a police officer. Two days later, on Monday, June 13, I put on my brand new three-… Read More
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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, at a table with other founding fathers, competed in the contested 1800 election

Broadway’s Hamilton and the Twelfth Amendment

Hamilton … Lin Manuel Miranda’s celebrated musical retelling of the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton … enjoyed a sold-out run at Detroit’s Fisher Theater last month. Having been lucky enough to see the original production on Broadwa… Read More
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