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Real Estate Law: Property Tax Appeals in Michigan

Real Estate

Over the last four years, the State of Michigan, in general, and the communities of Mid Michigan, in particular, have been hard hit by the ongoing national recession.  In addition to high unemployment and a shrinking economy, we experienced unprecedented […]

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How I Protect my Family’s Income with Little Additional Expense

How many people do you know who have been injured in an auto accident to the extent their long-term income has been negatively affected? In Michigan, you’re required to buy automobile liability insurance to protect others if you screw up […]

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When Times are Bad. . . or Good.

Business Law

We have all experienced the tough economic climate over the last couple of years.  Nowhere has that been harder felt than here in Michigan where job losses have been reported to be as high as 1 in 5, of the job […]

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Business Law Update: Are You Aware of the New Cottage Food Law?

Business Law

In July of 2010, Michigan became the 18th state to adopt a Cottage Food law, which allows individuals to manufacture and store certain types of foods in an unlicensed home kitchen.  Six other states are currently considering cottage food laws, […]

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Commercial Leases: What Landlords and Tenants Should Know

Real Estate

Previously, I wrote about the process for a landlord to evict a residential tenant.  (See: Real Estate Primer for Landlords:  Your Tenant Stops Paying) While the process for evicting a commercial tenant is the same as in a residential setting, […]

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UNINFORMED NEWS REPORT: ELIZABETH EDWARDS CUT JOHN OUT OF WILL

Estate Planning

All of the major news providers (USA Today, CNN.com, Huffingtonpost.com, etc.) reported that Elizabeth’s will has been made public and she has cut her estranged husband, former vice presidential candidate John Edwards, out of her will. Indeed the will, which […]

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