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Living in the Aftermath o…

Living in the Aftermath of the Great Toledo War

I came to Michigan in the fall of 1990 when I enrolled as a first year law student at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor.  Five years later, I moved here for good when I accepted a job with Bill Wright, founder of the Wright Beamer l…
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How Private is Private?

How Private is Private?

True or false:  The privacy rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) absolutely forbids a health care provider or plan from releasing your protected health information without your consent. FALSE.  The privacy rule…
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Michigan Bills Recently S…

Michigan Bills Recently Signed into Law

The ink in Governor Synder’s pens has been flowing with the signing of more than 25 new bills last month alone.  Here are a few of the more notable new laws: Public Act 101 of 2017: Expands the reach of business courts to disputes involving equita…
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Festival Fun!

Festival Fun!

My husband and I moved to Highland Township, just north of Milford, back in 2000 and ever since, we have enjoyed the open space, wildlife and close Huron Valley community that our little town offers.  One of our favorite things about the community i…
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The Cow That Changed Hist…

The Cow That Changed History

One of the most famous cows in all of history is Rose 2d of Aberlone, who lived right here in Michigan.  Rose belonged to Hiram Walker (yes, that Hiram Walker) who, in addition to distilling spirits, bred cattle.  In 1887, Mr. Walker contracted to…
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The Perfect Public-Privat…

The Perfect Public-Private Partnership

Jessica and I bought our first house in 1997.  In the heart of downtown Farmington, we were literally right around the corner from the Civic Theatre.  We moved from that house in 2006 – a whopping two blocks!  A brisk walk still gets us to show…
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Remembering the History

Remembering the History

“And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.” Two hundred forty-one years ago, the Second Continental Congre…
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Defining the Relationship

Defining the Relationship

Independent contractors control the “how” and “when” of  the work or services they provide.  Employees, by contrast, are required to perform work as directed by the employer. This means that true independent contractor arrangements have f…
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Remembering Our Fallen He…

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Yesterday was Memorial Day, the day on which virtually the entire country pauses from work to honor those who sacrificed their lives in the service of our nation, and to celebrate the unparalleled freedom they have won for us. I deeply love our count…
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So You Want to Sell Your…

So You Want to Sell Your Business…

Selling your business as a complete, turnkey operation can be a lengthy process.  The due diligence that the potential buyer will perform before signing a purchase agreement is quite possibly the most time-consuming part of the sales process, which…
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