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Have You Seen Your Corpor…

Have You Seen Your Corporate Record Book Lately?

It is a well-known legal principle that, once incorporated, businesses are recognized as legally separate from their individual shareholders (or “members” in the case of an LLC).  This legal separation, called “the corporate veil,” shields b… Read More
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Pure Michigan – In Your…

Pure Michigan – In Your Own Backyard

I have lived in Michigan for 42 years and, until Mike and I moved to Highland Township (on the west edge of Oakland County, between Milford and Rose Township), I always thought you had to travel north to catch a glimpse of the beauty of Michigan wild… Read More
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Updated Family and Medica…

Updated Family and Medical Leave Act Forms

Employers who fall within the definition of “qualifying employers” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) should be aware of recent updates which took effect this past March, and which require the use of updated FMLA forms from the U… Read More
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Judicial Appointments Mad…

Judicial Appointments Made to the Michigan Business Court

In an effort to streamline corporate litigation and enhance Michigan’s business climate, the State of Michigan has established the “Michigan Business Court” — a specialized docket system to which business law cases will be assigned starting t… Read More
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Are Michigan’s Professi…

Are Michigan’s Professional Fundraisers Earning Their Keep?

Charitable giving is an essential part of our society, but for many charities it can be difficult to determine the most effective method of generating the donations needed to support their cause.  For small to medium sized charities in particular, t… Read More
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IRS Begins Accepting 2012…

IRS Begins Accepting 2012 Tax Returns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began accepting most 2012 tax returns on January 30, 2013 after completing recent updates to, and testing of, its processing systems consistent with the American Taxpayer Relief Act.  Despite the opening of tax sea… Read More
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“‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” – In Legalese

Whereas, on or about the night prior to Christmas, there did occur at a certain improved piece of real property (hereinafter “the House”) a general lack of stirring by all creatures therein, including, but not limited to a mouse. A variety of fo… Read More
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The “Fiscal Cliff”

The “Fiscal Cliff”

It seems that everywhere I turn these days, the “buzz” is about the “Fiscal Cliff.” The news media has taken to predictions of collapse and chaos like nothing since the dreaded Y2K Millennium Bug.  Businesses and individuals alike are being… Read More
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The Indemnity Monster

The Indemnity Monster

In this month of ghosts, goblins and all things spooky, beware of the scariest of legal terms: “indemnification.” It’s a big word with big consequences and its power is often overlooked.  Here’s the 411 on the term and ways to keep it from s… Read More
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9/11: A Statement Unto It…

9/11: A Statement Unto Itself

I had already begun to write about a topical piece of proposed legislation for this week’s “Now You Know It” when I noticed that the publication date was set for “9/11.”  At that moment, I had “the” reaction; the one we all have when w… Read More
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