For Your Benefit

For Your Benefit

We have discussed the reporting requirements of the Corporate Transparency Act in a November post and a January post. The reporting requires the names, addresses, birth dates, and identification numbers from a driver’s license or passport of th… Read More
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On the Record

On the Record

Governor Whitmer recently extended the deadline under Michigan’s Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) to September 29, 2025. Certain property interests are extinguished if they are not protected by appearance or reference in a property’s chain of t… Read More
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The Latest

The Latest

Late this past Friday, a U.S. District Court Judge in the Northern District of Alabama issued a ruling in favor of the National Small Business Association holding that the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) exceeds the limitations that the Consti… Read More
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New Year, New Plan

New Year, New Plan

As January comes to a close, it’s important to remember that reviewing and possibly updating your estate plan should still be among your new year’s resolutions. There may be several obvious reasons why you might need to update your estate pla… Read More
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Man logging in to various online accounts (digital assets) on laptop

A Digital Life

How do you plan for digital assets? Most of our financial information, social interactions, and family sentiments are in some form of digital storage. These are commonly called “digital assets.” More and more of our lives are no longer in tangibl… Read More
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Before the Sun Sets

Before the Sun Sets

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) doubled the lifetime estate and gift tax exemptions, increasing them to $11.18 million for individuals and $22.36 million for couples, with continued increases after 2018. Currently, the exemptions stand at $12.9… Read More
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Short-Term Rental Review

Short-Term Rental Review

Short-terms rentals have become increasingly popular with real estate investors and those who want to purchase a retirement or vacation home for the future but are willing to rent it to vacationers during the intervening years. Whether you are consid… Read More
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You Better Think

You Better Think

After Aretha Franklin’s death in 2018, two wills were found in her home. Both were handwritten by Franklin and neither was drafted by an attorney. A judge recently determined that a jury could decide whether the 2014 document that was found in a no… Read More
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Contract by Emoji

Contract by Emoji

A court decision from Canada has received a lot of attention after a thumbs-up emoji in a text message was deemed to show acceptance of a grain contract that required a farmer to deliver $82,000 worth of flax in November 2021. The grain and crop inpu… Read More
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The Success in Succession

The Success in Succession

Succession planning for family businesses is a crucial but often overlooked part of planning for the future. Having a plan in place that outlines how the business will continue to operate, even as ownership and leadership changes, is essential for th… Read More
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