Financial Stability and the Lawyer’s Role

Americans work hard pursuing their dreams.  We buy homes, build up businesses, and invest for the future. To achieve true financial stability, you need to ensure your hard-earned assets are protected.  We see examples everyday of individuals making assumptions about critical issues involving their assets or property, only to be burned when they learn they […]

LEGAL DOCUMENTS YOU NEED WHEN YOUR CHILD TURNS 18

As a parent, your son or daughter’s final year of high school is a bittersweet experience. You are excited for them as they approach graduation and prepare for what is to come, but the idea of them leaving the nest is almost unimaginable. There is an instinct to shield them from misfortune, even though they […]

New Michigan Laws could Affect your Luxury Short Term Rental

The Michigan Legislature has two bills, Senate Bill 880 and House Bill 4722, aimed at regulating short term rentals in Michigan. House Bill 4722 (“HB 4722”) is also known as the “Realtor Bill,” or the “ban on the ban” bill. The House passed HB 4722 on October 27, 2021, and it proposes to amend the […]

THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A LANDLORD OR OWNING A SHORT-TERM RENTAL?

There are many things to consider before taking that step, especially if you are considering a purchase for rental purposes. Whether your intent is a short or long-term rental, you need to review the zoning regulations and deed restrictions applicable to the property to determine if there are any that could impact, or perhaps even […]

Implementation of Michigan’s New Mask Exemption for Fully-Vaccinated Persons

On Friday, May 14th, 2021, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) modified its existing regulations regarding mandatory efforts to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus to exempt from its requirements “fully vaccinated” individuals. This change took effect on May 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. This relaxing of the Michigan mask rule […]

Coronavirus Relief Law Greatly Expands Employer’s Obligation To Provide Paid Leave

New emergency federal legislation, signed into law March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) should be noted by employers, particularly those with fewer than 500 employees. The FFCRA, which takes effect April 1, includes emergency leave protections that may have particular impact on smaller employers.   Which employees are covered by the […]

Small Business Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and nonprofits that have suffered substantial economic losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For information, please use the following links: Applications Loan Instructions