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Consistency Is Key

Consistency Is Key

According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, “a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” What then of wise consistencies? In the employment context, they are to be strived for! And the following tips may be helpful:  Enforcing policies consi… Read More
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A Summertime Tradition

A Summertime Tradition

If it’s summertime, then it’s time for the annual Founders Festival! Celebrating its 55th year, the Founders Festival is set to take place next weekend. And although the location might seem new, Farmington’s Shiawassee Park has occasionally bee… Read More
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Protection for Less

Protection for Less

Registration of a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office is the best and preferred method of trademark protection because it grants nationwide, prioritized ownership rights. But the costs associated with the application process… 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… Read More
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The Gift in Giving Back

The Gift in Giving Back

It’s time to give back to those who have given everything. As we look to celebrate America this Independence Day, we can’t help but to reflect on the sacrifice of others so that we can enjoy the freedoms we hold so dear. Wright Beamer is committe… 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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Things to Know (About Our…

Things to Know (About Our Hobbies!)

On a beautiful June night a few weeks back, the parking lot at the Huron River Hunting & Fishing Club hummed with the sound of classic cars of every era, all brought out for show at the HRC’s annual car show!  A don’t-miss summer event, the… Read More
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Real Property Pitfalls

Real Property Pitfalls

I’m constantly amazed at the number of ways that people can mess up real estate transactions.  Just this past week, two particularly striking examples crossed my desk. The first was an easement agreement prepared by one attorney and reviewed by a… Read More
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A Walk Among the Flowers

A Walk Among the Flowers

Every summer, the Friends for the Development of Greenmead host a garden walk in Livonia. For one Saturday afternoon, five local homes and the Simmons Hill House on the grounds of Greenmead are open to the public. Proceeds for the event will help i… Read More
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Injunction Junction, What…

Injunction Junction, What's Your Function?

Two weeks ago, I found myself in Wheaton, Illinois, trying to convince a DuPage County judge why he should not issue a preliminary injunction against my client.  As a young professional, my client had signed a non-competition agreement with his empl… Read More
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