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In this blog, the Zana Tomich, Noel Sterrett and the business attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC weigh in on matters of importance to small and closely held business and nonprofit leaders in the Detroit area, Chicagoland, Northern Illinois and beyond. We hope the information here is helpful to you.

The Potential Benefits of Treating Your Companies as a “Controlled Group” Come with Legal Risks

In general, for a company that offers its employees health insurance benefits, the more employees there, the lower the premium costs are per employee. So if a business owner owns more than one business, it might be tempting to try to bundle all the people […]

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Will Upcoming Changes from Credit Reporting Agencies on Medical Debt Actually Make Things Worse?

Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, recently announced that as of July 1, 2022, they will make changes to the way medical collection debt is reported. These changes may provide some initial benefits to consumers. But it’s unclear whether they […]

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5 Scenarios Where it’s Critical to Call Your Business Attorney

We may not always like it, but us business attorneys know that you business owners are often out there wheelin’ and dealin’ with handshakes and a hope for the best, and in many cases that works out okay. We would like you to more frequently […]

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Limit Your Liability by Dissolving Your Inactive Michigan LLC

There’s a reason the term “serial entrepreneur” is so common: certain people love starting multiple business ventures—sometimes juggling multiple businesses at once. Owning more than one business can have benefits, such as diversifying an entrepreneur’s income streams and better utilizing certain fixed overhead costs, such […]

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Hiring in the New Year? Classify Your Workers Correctly

  • February 2, 2022
  • by Zana Tomich
  • Category: Firm News

Running a business has never been easy. But as a business owner or executive, you’ve faced a particularly rough two years. The COVID-19 pandemic and even mass resignations have created new hurdles for attracting and retaining workers.. In order to clear those hurdles and avoid […]

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Practical Ideas for Business Succession Planning in Michigan

A business succession plan, like an estate plan for an individual, is something that requires clear-eyed, strategic thinking. It’s not something to put off until it becomes an urgent necessity. In fact, thinking through an exit strategy earlier than a business owner may think it’s […]

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Vaccine Mandate

On January 13, the Supreme Court ruled that OSHA did not have the authority to issue the “vaccine mandate” the agency first announced in the fall. OSHA’s rule required employers with at least 100 employees to require they be vaccinated against the coronavirus (or submit […]

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A Surge of Collections and Bankruptcies in 2022?

Many of us who monitor the economy for signs of repayment distress were certain in early 2020 that the pandemic would result in a dramatic increase in consumer and commercial collections and bankruptcy filings.  Some bankruptcy firms even hired additional lawyers in anticipation of the […]

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Seven Common Operating Agreement Mistakes to Avoid

  • December 21, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich
  • Category: Firm News

An operating agreement is a crucial, foundational document used by limited liability companies in Michigan (and elsewhere) to govern how major decisions are made, how ownership is structured, and other important functions. It’s a contract that binds the owners to an agreed upon set of […]

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Zana Tomich appointed to State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee

  • December 14, 2021
  • by Emily
  • Category: Firm News

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466 Detroit—December 13, 2021—Detroit-based land use and business law firm Dalton & Tomich announced co-founding partner Zana Tomich has been appointed to the State Bar of Michigan’s Character and Fitness Committee for the district encompassing Detroit. As a […]

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