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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.

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Direct Pay for Tax Exempt Entities making Renewable Energy Investment

The Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”) was signed into law on August 16, 2022. Despite the legislation’s name, it’s primarily a green energy bill that allocates $369 billion to fighting climate change by incentivizing a clean energy economy.One of the most significant aspects of the IRA […]

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6 Legal Issues Michigan Businesses Need to Stay on Top of in 2023

  • January 6, 2023
  • by Zana Tomich
  • Category: Firm News

The new year always ushers in new legal obligations and risks for Michigan businesses, and 2023 is no exception. Here are six legal issues—in some cases, new laws—that require businesses’ attention this year. As you’ll learn, certain new laws have already taken effect, which means […]

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Three Key Documents You Need When Buying or Selling a Business in Michigan

While today’s financial headlines are highlighting the slowdown in the type of large company mergers and acquisitions that were so prevalent during the booming economy and low interest rate environment in 2021, there is still plenty of transaction activity among small and medium sized businesses. […]

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Employers with Remote Workers Must Comply with Local and State Employment Law Requirements

Employers with Remote Workers Must Comply with Local and State Employment Law Requirements Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic arose, many employers have faced new challenges from managing remote workforces, including designing new approaches to management that ensure accountability and productivity, as well as new legal […]

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How to Determine a Valuation and Get Paid When Selling Your Business in Michigan

If you’re considering a sale of your business, it’s important to understand what its value is. Knowing the value of your business will help you set a realistic price and ensure you get the best deal possible. Too often, business owners start contemplating a sale […]

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How to Avoid a Lawsuit When Terminating an Employee

The economy is slowing and while the job market remains relatively stable, the headlines are filled these days with stories of companies such Meta, Microsoft and Twitter laying off thousands of employees. We’ve shifted pretty quickly from the days when businesses big and small were […]

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Recent Legal and Regulatory Updates: What Michigan Business Owners Need to Know

It’s said that the only constant in life is change, and that applies to the business world as well. The last several years have kept Michigan business owners constantly on their toes, with rapidly evolving changes to the economy, the way businesses have been run […]

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Zana Tomich: How I Co-Founded a Law Firm

  • October 18, 2022
  • by Admin
  • Category: Firm News

Zana Tomich takes the time to think about the various twists and turns of her legal career, and lessons derived along the way, in an interview with Tasha Norman for, about how she co-founded Dalton + Tomich. ‘Don’t Let Humility Get in the Way […]

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Limit Your Risks When Personally Guaranteeing Your Company’s Debts

It’s not possible for most capital-intensive businesses to simply “bootstrap” their way to success. It’s often necessary for them to borrow as a means of expanding—or just stay afloat. And when a business does borrow, it’s typically not just the business, itself, that’s on the […]

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7 Provisions Michigan Business Owners Should be Wary of When Negotiating a Commercial Lease

Many of us, and even us lawyers, go through life giving little thought to many contracts we enter into. The cellular service company’s terms of service, the car rental agreement, the waiver form from a youth sports organization—even if we take the time to read […]

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