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How to Appeal Property Taxes in Michigan
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With many citizens still reeling from the economic downturn caused by the global pandemic, increased property taxes can be a huge issue for some Michigan owners and families. Depending on your situation, there may be a few options concerning your increased property tax assessment.

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Shinners & Cook Hires Attorney Maxson Frederick
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Shinners & Cook is pleased to introduce our newest Attorney, Max Frederick. Frederick received his bachelor’s degree from Saginaw Valley State University in Professional & Technical Writing in 2014. He earned a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of […]

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MIOSHA Rules Relax COVID-19 Workplace Requirements and MDHHS Restrictions Lifted
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On June 22, 2021, the Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued new COVID-19 Emergency Rules for workplaces. The new rules are effective immediately and supersede the previous May 24, 2021 workplace rules. Under the emergency rules, “Employers must […]

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Estate Planning for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
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As cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and others increase in popularity and circulation in the economy, it is important to plan for the transition of cryptocurrency in your estate plan and the tax consequences of cryptocurrency.  The IRS is paying […]

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Real Estate Law Update: Extension of Marketable Title Act Deadlines
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The Marketable Title Act, MCL 565.103 was amended by Public Act 572 of 2018 to make it easier to eliminate old use restrictions and covenants on real property in Michigan.  A key component of Act 572 was that interests, claims, […]

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New CDC Eviction Moratorium
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a federal Executive Branch Agency, has issued a nationwide eviction moratorium. The moratorium went into effect on September 4, 2020 and serves as an extension of sorts, to a previous Executive Order by […]

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COVID-19: Michigan Executive Orders Update Workplace Safeguards
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Effective July 31, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Orders 2020-160 and 2020-161 modifying the Safe Start Order and implementing new workplace safeguards on Michigan businesses. Indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people.  Like the previous orders, employers […]

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The Freeze on Landlord-Tenant Eviction Proceedings is About to Come to an End, Sort of
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At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Whitmer issued a State of Emergency in the State of Michigan. Pursuant to that State of Emergency, Governor Whitmer has frozen all eviction proceedings for landlord-tenant disputes and for land contract disputes. […]

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The Evils of Arbitration
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Be wary of arbitration. Organizations like the American Arbitration Association (AAA) bill themselves as being a more cost- and time-efficient alternative to traditional litigation cases in front of trial courts. These claims are simply not true. While some arbitration cases […]

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