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Beware of stock drop litigation during times of crisis

Publicly traded companies should take steps now to prepare for stock drop litigation in the wake of COVID-19.We saw plaintiffs’ attorneys file these lawsuits...

Lease defaults and litigation are expected to rise in the wake of COVID-19

With Michigan’s lockdown now extending through May 15, many businesses are grappling with how to address rent payments due in May and the following months.

Could I be saving more of my hard-earned money?

If you have never looked at your property tax bill and cringed, I commend you. I know of no one who enjoys paying taxes...

What do I need to know about capital when starting my business?

Most individuals forming a new entrepreneurial venture have deep and meaningful expertise in their area of practice. However, many people need advice regarding elections...

Adult-use marijuana and real property uses

Robert Nolan, a parter at Warner Norcross + Judd, contributed to this post. Even though medical and recreational use of marijuana is allowed under Michigan law,...

What businesses can learn from the NBA’s $13M fraud case

We’re only one month into the 2019-2020 NBA season and the Sacramento Kings recently have been in the news for the wrong reasons. An...

The importance of creating an estate road map for your heirs

After someone’s death, it is typically a time of grief, high emotion, fear of the unknown and confusion. A good estate plan can alleviate...

New law makes it easier for small businesses to re-organize

President Donald Trump on Aug. 23 signed the bi-partisan Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, which is the most significant change in more than...

Broadcast and music licenses for businesses

Many businesses create ambiance in their establishments with music or broadcast programming. Any establishment providing this kind of entertainment must comply with legal requirements to...

Funding your business: What can be learned from the Pac-12 Conference?

The primary concern for any business is determining how it will accumulate the cash necessary to fund its operations. A variety of options exist,...

Landmark changes to Michigan’s no-fault law

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed bipartisan legislation enacting sweeping changes to Michigan’s 45-year-old no-fault act. The legislation would “guarantee lower rates for every Michigan...

The lawyer as a counselor

Most law firms advertise that they boast a roster of attorneys and counselors at law. The second role played by most attorneys, that of...

Law Notebook

April NotebookLegal Notice enewsletterApril 17April 3Change UpsAttorney Brett T. Meyer recently joined Bloomfield Hills-based Plunkett Cooney as a member of its governmental law practice group in the firm’s...

Steps to keep your website legal

It is easier than ever to create and maintain a website. However, there are many pitfalls and potential liabilities that quietly exist in cyberspace....

Law Notebook

February NotebookLegal Notice enewsletterFeb. 20Feb. 6Change UpsAttorney Alexandre M. Zucco joined Dickinson Wright PLLC as an associate.Bodman PLC announced Darren J. Burmania was admitted as a member of the firm. Based...

College, student loans and regret

Let’s face it, you make terrible decisions in college. Even if you are able to make it out without any serious marks on your...

Handling negative online comments

It has become increasingly common for disgruntled customers to take to the internet to complain about what they perceive to be their negative experience...

Who to call first after an auto accident

Michigan's winter has reared its ugly head once again. Which means one thing — auto accidents are on the rise.Although we’d like to believe...

The facts about the recreational marijuana proposal

Recent polling suggests Michigan’s recreational marijuana proposal (Proposal 18-1) is likely to be approved at the Nov. 6 general election. Whether or not the...

Data protection in the US and beyond

Have you noticed notifications on your favorite websites directing you to new privacy policies?The reason you are seeing so many of these notifications is...

Appeals court affirms public body’s authority to self-cure Open Meetings Act violations

On March 13, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a published opinion in Lockwood, et al. v. Township of Ellington, et al., affirming the...

The IRS and tax debt

There are very few governmental agencies that instill fear in United States citizens quite like the Internal Revenue Service. If you owe them money...

You think you know bankruptcy, but you may be surprised

No one wants to be in the position of filing for bankruptcy. On top of the obvious financial stress and anxiety, those filing for...

Advice on zoning variances

Zoning ordinances apply a uniform set of regulations to properties that can be very different in terms of topography, access and existing uses or...

New rules could revive unpaid internships

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced new guidelines regarding unpaid internships easing standards for for-profit employers to use unpaid interns. These new guidelines...

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