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Business and Community Le…

Business and Community Leaders Gather to Celebrate

Hundreds of business and political leaders gathered at the Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center last month for the annual Western Wayne Business Leadership Banquet. The Conference of Western Wayne and the local Chambers of Commerce coordi…
Is the Legislature Playin…

Is the Legislature Playing ‘3D’ Chess?

Until recently, two separate citizen-initiated proposals were scheduled to appear on the November ballot: (1) the Michigan minimum wage increase initiative (“One Fair Wage”), which would gradually increase Michigan’s minimum wage to $12 an hour…
Coming Together

Coming Together

Last month, the halls of the Vista Tech Center at Schoolcraft College were filled with discussions about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. For a third year, the Livonia Chamber of Commerce hosted its Connecting Cultures to Business Luncheon,…
Renew Your Assumed Names…

Renew Your Assumed Names Online

As we noted before, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, or “LARA,” has made renewing your corporation’s assumed name both easier and faster by offering renewals online. Eligible corporations whose assumed names will exp…
A Bosses Day Tribute

A Bosses Day Tribute

It’s not often we’re able to publicly say “thank you!” to a great group of bosses. So, to: Dirk, Lee, Duane, Julie, Heather, Kathy and Evan – We want to take this opportunity to say that we’re glad to be a part of your team and grateful (…
Reason #84 You Need an Es…

Reason #84 You Need an Estate Plan

There’s a National Holiday for It Raise your hand if you have your party hat on for National Estate Planning Awareness Week, which kicked off yesterday! Just me? Not surprising. Yes, National Estate Planning Awareness Week is an actual thing. Adopt…
Emerging Leaders in Our C…

Emerging Leaders in Our Community

Last month, the Livonia Chamber of Commerce and the Livonia Jaycees hosted its regular Emerging Leaders Social. Up-and-coming professionals came together at Super Natural Brewing & Spirits for an evening of drinks and networking. Wright Beamer…
Joint Wills Are Not a Bar…

Joint Wills Are Not a Bargain

While we rarely see joint wills, they do come up often enough in conversations with clients to warrant a brief mention here. The context is usually the mistaken belief that a joint will might simplify the overall estate plan or, perhaps, result in a…
Making Better Lawyers for…

Making Better Lawyers for a Better Michigan

This year, two committees of the State Bar of Michigan will include a friendly face. Wright Beamer’s own Julie Cotant was nominated to serve as a member of both the Client Protection Fund Committee and the Professional Education & Events Commit…
I Thought You Said I Coul…

I Thought You Said I Couldn’t Ask About His Health?

Faced with a mountain of legislation and regulations designed to protect employees from discrimination and invasions of privacy, many employers and supervisors understandably fear making any inquiry about a worker’s physical or mental health.  Whi…