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Changes to Michigan’s D…

Changes to Michigan’s Driver Responsibility Law

This month, the Michigan Legislature eliminated some fees from the Driver Responsibility Law. After October 1, 2012, drivers are no longer responsible for paying the $150 fee per year for two consecutive years for: Operating a motor vehicle with an e… Read More
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Michigan Department of Tr…

Michigan Department of Treasury, Unclaimed Property Voluntary Disclosure Program

We’ve recently received inquiries from some of our business clients concerning a notice regarding unclaimed property that they have received from the Michigan Department of Treasury. Interestingly enough, the State Bar of Michigan has recently comm… Read More
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Tax Reminders for 2012

Tax Reminders for 2012

As we begin the new year, we thought you might appreciate a few tax-related reminders and updates. TAX FORMS NO LONGER SENT OUT AUTOMATICALLY Remember that the Internal Revenue Service no longer sends out tax forms by mail. This change was made partl… Read More
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Four Things to Watch in 2…

Four Things to Watch in 2012

With the Detroit Lions making the play-offs for the first time in over a decade and both the Spartans and Wolverines posting bowl victories, 2012 is off to a great start for fans throughout Michigan. And with a presidential election looming in Novemb… Read More
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Proposed Changes to Michi…

Proposed Changes to Michigan No-Fault Statute Warrant Close Attention

Since the 1970s, Michigan drivers have operated under a “No-Fault” insurance model. Essentially, the no-fault system requires drivers to look to their own insurance carrier for primary medical coverage resulting from an accident, regardless of wh… Read More
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Michigan Legislature Resp…

Michigan Legislature Responds to Growing Problem of Mortgage and Real Estate Fraud

Opportunities for the unscrupulous to concoct any number of scams involving both commercial and residential real estate transactions have been, and always will be, with us. Such things as falsified documents, illegal kick-backs, fraudulent appraisals… Read More
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The Latest News for Nonpr…

The Latest News for Nonprofits

A long-time friend of mine, H. Robert Showers, Jr., practices law in the Washington D.C. area. I’ve known for years that Rob writes and speaks nationally about nonprofit and church law, but I just recently learned about a nonprofit that he founded,… Read More
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New NLRB Poster Informs E…

New NLRB Poster Informs Employees About Rights to Form or Join a Labor Union

Starting November 14, 2011, most private sector employers will be required to add an additional notice poster on their breakroom wall. The new poster informs employees about their right to form or join a labor union. Employers can download the poster… Read More
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Prescription Drug Take Ba…

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Who among us, from time to time, doesn’t have at least one or two vials in our medicine cabinets, closets and drawers with expired, unwanted or unused prescription medication? In years past, the standard procedure for dealing with these has been to… Read More
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Move Quickly to Recharact…

Move Quickly to Recharacterize IRA Contributions

A deadline is looming. Assuming you filed your 2010 income tax returns on time, you have until October 17, 2011, to recharacterize contributions to Roth IRAs as contributions to traditional IRAs. This deadline may be important to you if converted you… Read More
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