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Big Questions for Small B…

Big Questions for Small Businesses

If you are a business owner, you know that there are any number of issues that can impact how you manage your company and handle employees. And keeping up with the constantly changing landscape might feel just a little bit overwhelming. On March 26,… Read More
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Feeling Generous? Gift Aw…

Feeling Generous? Gift Away!

We can each gift unlimited wealth to our spouses without having to pay gift tax.  In addition, we can each make lifetime gifts totaling $11,400,000 to people other than our spouses before gift tax kicks in.  This number is indexed for inflation, so… Read More
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Don't Mock Us!

Don't Mock Us!

In February, for the first time ever, Eastern Michigan University (“EMU”) hosted an American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament. By engaging in trial simulations with competing collegiate teams, students develop critical thinking… Read More
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Keeping Your Trade Secret…

Keeping Your Trade Secrets a Secret

A trade secret is confidential information that is legally protected, used in a business, and gives your company a competitive edge.  The most famous examples include the formula for Coca-Cola, Google’s search algorithm, and the New York Times’… Read More
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A Little Bit of Thanks

A Little Bit of Thanks

Over the years, Wright Beamer has enjoyed providing the best legal service possible to our wonderful clients. But what makes that possible is the people who fill our office every day: our team. Nothing makes our firm successful as well as the teamwor… Read More
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As the Smoke Clears

As the Smoke Clears

If you did not hear the news last week, you will be interested to know that the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a very important decision regarding the use of medical marijuana in the workplace.  In Eplee v. City of Lansing, the Court determined th… Read More
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Things to Know (About Our…

Things to Know (About Our Friends!): Marty Talty

If you’ve ever met Marty Talty, it wouldn’t surprise you to learn that he is being honored as this year’s Livonia First Citizen by the Livonia Chamber of Commerce. His commitment to Livonia and his efforts to improve the community made him an e… Read More
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Having Your “Day in Cou…

Having Your “Day in Court” Outside of the Courtroom

According to some recent studies, less than three percent of all civil cases result in a trial.  So, if ninety-seven percent of cases are resolved before trial, what are the means by which that happens?   Enter alternative dispute resolution, or … Read More
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Making All the Difference

Making All the Difference

The Livonia Chamber of Commerce has made a tradition of kicking off the new year with a banquet dinner celebrating everything that makes Livonia great! Each February, the Chamber spotlights outstanding individuals making a difference in the community… 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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