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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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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 w… 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 t… 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, and… Read More
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