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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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Breaking the (Tax) Code

Breaking the (Tax) Code

The reforms in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represent the most sweeping tax overhaul in 30 years.  Here are some of the most important changes that may affect your business: Qualified Business Income Deduction. Many owners of pass-through businesses, s… Read More
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Nonopioid Directives

Nonopioid Directives

Pursuant to a new law enacted in the closing days of 2018, beginning March 28, 2019, we will be able to make our wishes known in advance on the subject of being prescribed or administered opioids. A nonopioid directive form, when included in an indi… Read More
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Do-It-Yourself Lawyering

Do-It-Yourself Lawyering

Occasionally, clients will bring us legal documents that they created using an online service. It happened again a couple of weeks ago when long-time clients of mine came in for a trust review. I learned when we met that they had used a popular onlin… Read More
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Ounce of Prevention/Pound…

Ounce of Prevention/Pound of Cure

Michigan’s Paid Medical Leave Act takes effect end of March/beginning of April.  Here’s what you need to know. What Employers Are Covered? Employers with 50 or more employees (but excluding state and federal governments) What Employees Are Not C… Read More
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Split Closings: A Rant

Split Closings: A Rant

Disclaimer: If you own or are employed by a title agency, please delete this post and pretend like it never existed. I mean no disrespect. Title companies are wonderful (truly). Does anyone remember the good old days when the buyer had a real estate… Read More
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Breaking News: Michigan M…

Breaking News: Michigan Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Update

This October, we reported that the Michigan Legislature had enacted two citizen-initiated proposals that were originally scheduled to appear on the ballot in November: (1) a gradual increase for Michigan’s minimum wage; and (2) new requirements for… Read More
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Well-Written Waivers and…

Well-Written Waivers and Really Respectable Releases

Waivers and releases are a part of everyday life. Whether you are looking for weekend fun, travel plans, lessons for kids, or other such adventures, you’ll probably be asked to sign a waiver or release form in order to get started. Every business w… Read More
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Reason #15 You Need an Es…

Reason #15 You Need an Estate Plan

You’re Having Surgery You have the date. You know the procedure’s risks and rewards. You’re familiar with the pre-op instructions, and you’ve made arrangements to get to and from the procedure. But, do you have your estate plan in place?… Read More
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Tis the Season... Again

Tis the Season... Again

With Thanksgiving just under our belts (both literally and figuratively), and with the holiday shopping season in full swing, here are some basic safety reminders courtesy of the Farmington Hills Police Department and the Consumer Protection Division… Read More
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