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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 Michiga… 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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The Best of 2018!

As we look forward to the new year, we’re revisiting the hot topics that mattered most to you in 2018! Have a topic you’d like us to discuss this year? Are you or your business making a difference in the community? Let us know! #1: Do Th… Read More
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Tis the Season... Again

Tis the Season... Again

With Thanksgiving just under our belts (both literally and figuratively), and with the holiday shopping season in full swing, here are some basic safety reminders courtesy of the Farmington Hills Police Department and the Consumer Protection Division… Read More
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Your Vote Really Does Cou…

Your Vote Really Does Count

Your single vote can make a big difference. Did you know that during the last few years in the U.S., several races have been decided by a single vote or ended in a tie? 2017: A Virginia House of Delegates race ended in a tie out of more than 23,000… Read More
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