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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 Importance of Forming a Business Entity for Real Estate Investments

With very few exceptions, real estate is one of the most widely available assets that one can expect will appreciate over time. As a result, many investors and entrepreneurs utilize real estate to grow their wealth and diversify their portfolio. However, owning real estate for […]

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Business Opportunities for Alternative Education Providers and the Legal Issues They Will Face

America is on the verge of a pandemic-induced revolution in education. The increase in demand for private education alternatives is creating a golden opportunity for those willing and able to meet it. But along with the new and emerging opportunities, parents, teachers, private schools and […]

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COVID Pandemic Service Contract Negotiation

COVID-19 Has Forever Changed Service Contract Negotiations

Many individuals and entities learned it the hard way: events with a superior strength (force majeure)—like a health pandemic—must be accounted for in service contracts. Let’s face it, we all know that deadly infectious diseases and viruses exist in this world. But very few can honestly […]

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The One Question That Businesses Should Be Asking Employees With Children This Fall

The month of August brings with it familiar sensations. The onslaught of back-to-school advertisements. The rush to finish summer reading assignments. The frenzied shopping trips for clothes and supplies. And for parents, the most treasured sensation of all: the anticipation of a return to normalcy […]

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Preparing Your Business for the Uncertain Future of COVID-19

COVID-19 has taken Michigan business owners on an emotional and financial rollercoaster. First we responded to the Coronavirus crisis. Then we tried to keep our businesses running and employees employed. As shelter in place orders were rescinded, we navigated our way back to business. Now, […]

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Why Starting A Business Venture Now Might Make Sense

Yes, it may sound a bit crazy. And yes, it comes with risk. But so does everything worth doing. And then there’s this fact to consider: Some of the most successful companies in the U.S. started in the Great Depression or other recessions, including Disney […]

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Michigan Businesses Ordered to Enforce Face Coverings in Public Places

On Friday July 10, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer gave businesses that are open to the public a new mandate to enforce mask-wearing in Executive Order 2020-147. While mask wearing in indoor public places was already required under numerous other executive orders issued by the […]

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Business Owners Get More Flexibility with PPP Loan Forgiveness

PPP loan recipients got some welcome relief on Friday when the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 was signed into law, extending the amount of time to use the loan and making it easier to be eligible for loan forgiveness.  Originally, in order to […]

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Coronavirus Impact: 3 Things to Know About Commercial Leases and Summary Proceedings in Michigan

Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-85 generally prohibits the eviction of residential tenants before June 11, 2020, which will likely be extended. But what about commercial premises and leases? Here are the three things you should keep in mind whether you are a commercial landlord […]

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Back to Business After Stay at Home Orders

As business owners, first we responded to the Coronavirus crisis. Then we tried to keep our businesses running and employees employed. Now, as some states are beginning to lift their shelter in place orders, we are navigating our way back to business. Certain non-essential sectors […]

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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.