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Commercial Landlords & Cannabis Leases

Tenants who intend to operate a marijuana business must negotiate for substantial changes to the boilerplate provisions of the landlord’s form lease. There are several factors to consider when navigating a new lease: Most leases allow the landl… Read More
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Hoping for the Best

Hoping for the Best

During a recent morning commute, I listened to an informative interview with former Michigan Lt. Governor, Brian Calley, who is now the president of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM). During the interview, Mr. Calley summarized a rece… Read More
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The Importance of Being F…

The Importance of Being First

Brazilian race car driver, Ayrton Senna, famously said, “Being second is to be the first of the ones to lose.” While that philosophy may not be the truth of life, it is often the truth of trademark law – a lesson learned recently by the Was… Read More
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Avoiding Roadblocks

Avoiding Roadblocks

It has long been possible in Michigan to transfer a decedent’s vehicles to their closest kin without probate – as long as all the decedent’s vehicles aren’t worth more than $60,000, and the estate is not being probated. The forms to transfer… Read More
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Vaccinating Employees; Im…

Vaccinating Employees; Immunizing Employers

Newly updated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) guidance confirms what many employment attorneys have suspected to be true: Employers may require “in-person” employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as long as reasonable acc… Read More
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Planning for Crypto

Planning for Crypto

Cryptocurrencies (like Bitcoin) are continuing to become more mainstream as their volatility has made headlines during this past pandemic year. As more people add cryptocurrency to their investment portfolio, it becomes increasingly important for est… Read More
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Lien In

Lien In

Disputes between contractors and homeowners are common. The owner runs out of funds midway through the project and cannot pay what is owed to the builder. The owner is unhappy with the quality of work and refuses to pay until the alleged mistakes are… Read More
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A Monumental Monument

A Monumental Monument

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery’s iconic memorial to deceased United States service members who remain unidentified. Likewise, the coming Memorial Day holiday will mark the 100th… Read More
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Michigan Masking Rules Un…

Michigan Masking Rules Unchanged in the Workplace

Many mask-weary Michiganders breathed a sigh of relief last week when first the CDC, and then Governor Whitmer, announced relaxed mask-wearing rules for fully vaccinated individuals. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services published a re… Read More
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Restaurant Revitalization…

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed into law on March 11, 2021, is a $1.9 trillion relief package intended to provide resources to individuals, businesses, state, and local governments to mitigate the continuing effects of the pandemic. The… Read More
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