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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.

How to Remove an LLC Member in Michigan

You’ve probably heard this analogy before: Going into business with a partner is very much like getting married. In a best case scenario, partners build a thriving business that brings them personal satisfaction and financial success. However, just as in marriage, irreconcilable differences can arise […]

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How Operating Agreements Can Prevent Disputes Over Owner Contributions

Many privately held businesses rely on infusions of cash from their owners in order to start a business and, in many cases, fund its expansion. The infusions can be small, such as amounts needed to fund a payroll period while awaiting payment of a customer […]

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Circumstances may change, but contracts do not

At some point in our lives, we have all been told, “Make sure you get it in writing.” This advice is often repeated because it is true. However, it is equally important to make sure to review and completely understand the terms of that writing. […]

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The Right Response to Workplace Harassment Complaints

Michigan employees are protected from workplace harassment in both the private and public sectors through federal and state antidiscrimination statutes. Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act both recognize workplace harassment as a form employment discrimination. Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen’s […]

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MI COVID Rescission Order Leaves MIOSHA Rules Intact . . . For Now

On June 17, 2021, Michigan Governor Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services would rescind many of the emergency orders as of June 22, 2021. The earlier than expected termination of the Coronavirus emergency orders have the effect of rescinding the […]

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Requiring Covid 19 Vaccine for Employees

The Latest Michigan COVID-19 Workplace Rules

On Monday, May 24, 2021, Michigan’s Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, improvised on her Vacc to Normal plan less than a month after it was announced. After the CDC issued its announcement on May 13, 2021 – that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks […]

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Christ Church of Fairview Heights, Illinois leaves the United Methodist Church and retains its property

We are pleased to announce that our client, the former Christ United Methodist Church of Fairview Heights, Illinois Inc, successfully and amicably separated from the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  The joint press release provides as follows: The Illinois Great […]

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“MI Vacc to Normal” Plan Sets Bar for Return to Workplace

Last week, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued long-awaited guidance on the reopening of workplaces that have been limited during the pandemic. The Vacc to Normal challenge uses four vaccination based milestones (using data of Michiganders 16 years and older who have received their first vaccine […]

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Succession Planning: Estate Planning for Your Business

Succession planning is a process all small business leaders should undertake.  Similar to estate plans for individuals, succession plans are used to address situations where there is a death, disability, or retirement of key individuals in the company. When a company is owned by just […]

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A Constitutional Separation Protocol and 2022 General Conference is doubtful for the United Methodist Church

On Friday April 16, 2021, the United Methodist Judicial Council released an important decision concerning the future of the proposed Separation Protocol. The opinion touches on two important topics: Advisory Opinions and the Constitutionality of a Separation Protocol. It is clear that the Judicial Council will […]

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