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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.

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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Your Year-End Business To-Do List

  • December 13, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich
  • Category: Firm News

With 2021 coming to a close, you’re probably looking forward to winding things down after another tumultuous year. Before you do, it’s a good idea to conduct a review of some of the legal aspects of your business to make sure everything from your incorporation […]

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How Your Attorney can Help You Employ and Retain the Best Team for Your Business

It’s no secret that one of the biggest business challenges that employers have faced through the COVID-19 pandemic is finding, employing and retaining workers. It’s been breathlessly reported that the “Great Resignation” has resulted in workers—across industries and job types—dropping out of the workforce. In […]

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Commercial litigation attorney John Stoddard joins Dalton & Tomich

  • December 1, 2021
  • by Emily
  • Category: Firm News

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466 Detroit—December 1, 2021—Detroit-based land use, business and denominational trust law firm Dalton & Tomich ispleased to welcome attorney John Stoddard to the firm as a partner. Daniel Dalton, co-founder of Dalton & Tomich, announced Stoddard’s arrival. Joining […]

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Non-Compete Agreements are Still Enforceable in Michigan, But Businesses Should Prepare for a Day When They Aren’t

In an article titled “The Great Acceleration,” McKinsey asserts that, “The COVID-19 crisis has intensified existing trends.” From remote work to digitization, we’ve seen a number of workplace trends gain steam since March 2020. Another is the movement, among courts and lawmakers, to limit the […]

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Expect the Unexpected: Key Issues to Consider for a Buy-Sell Agreement in Michigan

It’s one of the questions that new business partners most commonly overlook: What happens when one of the owners leaves the business?For example, let’s assume that two people open a restaurant together. Ten years later, one of the owners becomes disabled and can no longer […]

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The business and employment attorneys of Dalton & Tomich take your business just as seriously as you do. Attorneys Zana Tomich and Noel Sterett are trusted by closely held family businesses and others across Michigan and Northern Illinois as invaluable partners and counselors. We guarantee all your calls and emails will be returned within one business day so you can focus on what you do best: running your business.