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New State of Michigan Corporation Online Filing System

Business Law

The State of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs recently announced the creation of a new Corporation Online Filing System (Online System) to be completed in the Spring of 2016. The Online System modernizes the State of Michigan’s Business […]

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Social Security, Estate Planning and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

Estate Planning

Social Security is a massive program codified in federal law that purports to give all Americans (yes, this includes Saginaw, Bay City, and Midland) minimal assistance.  Of late, some have feared that the financial security of our own Social Security […]

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Using Buy-Sell Agreements to Prevent Shareholder Lawsuits

Business Law

Running a business is risky. One way to mitigate this risk for private companies is a Buy-Sell Agreement among the owners (also commonly called a Shareholder Agreement). Private companies often use Buy-Sell Agreements to protect owners’ interests in the company […]

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New Periodic Garnishment Legislation

Business Law

Governor Rick Snyder recently signed into law Public Act 14 of 2015 with important changes to Michigan periodic garnishments, effective immediately. Periodic garnishments now remain in effect until the judgment balance is satisfied, rather than expiring every six months. Fees […]

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Landlords & Tenants: The Deadly Consequences of Self Help Eviction

Real Estate

What is Self-Help? A self-help eviction is where a landlord takes actions to evict a tenant without first obtaining a court order allowing the eviction.  Examples of self-help eviction include changing locks, removing a tenant’s possessions, and boarding up the […]

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Buying or Selling Real Estate: Think Beyond the Form

Real Estate

Thinking about buying a home?  Or perhaps you’re in the market for a new residence and are planning on selling your current home? Your home is one of the biggest purchases or sales you make in your lifetime.  However, when […]

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