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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.

Coronavirus Impact: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Increases Duties of Employers

Last week, the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to COVID-19.  The Act implements three parts: The Emergency Family Medical Leave Act, Paid Leave Act, and Tax Credits for Employers providing such leave.  These take effect April […]

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Coronavirus Impact: State and Federal Relief Funds to Assist Small Business with Losses during COVID-19

With many of Michigan’s small businesses and restaurants closed by Executive Order as result of COVID-19 until at least April 13, 2020, many business owners are looking for relief to remedy their losses. The MEDC announced the Michigan Small Business Relief Program to fund $20 […]

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Coronavirus Impact: How to Reduce Impact on Employees

There does not seem to be any industry or part of life that has not been impacted by the now global pandemic known as Coronavirus.  With all the state and federal mandated closures, so many small and medium sized businesses are impacted by the virus, […]

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APPELLATE RULING PROVES POWER OF A CORPORATE CLEAN UP

  • February 26, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich
  • Category: Firm News

A recent case by the Michigan Court of Appeals demonstrates the consequences of failing to keep corporate records in check.  In Touchwerx, Inc. v. Dynics, Inc., a Michigan Court of Appeals case, a merger that was endorsed by the State, but not fully effectuated by […]

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Who Owns it: (Trade) Fixtures in Commercial Leasing

In the commercial leasing world there remains much contention between the classification of fixtures and trade fixtures, and who, as between landlord and tenant, owns what. So, what’s the difference? Simply put, a fixture is a thing which becomes part of the property when it […]

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Selling the Successful Small Business: 7 Things To Do To Prepare For The Sale

As a small business owner and business lawyer at Dalton & Tomich, PLC, I can attest that owning and running a small business is not for the faint at heart.  Selling one isn’t either. Selling a small business is not something one can do on […]

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Do You Have All the Right Documents for Your Business? Are They All Up-to-Date?

Business documents matter! Do you have all of the documents you should and have they been updated in the last three years? Detroit business attorney Zana Tomich discusses the importance of all of the following in this video: Articles of Incorporation or Organization Bylaws Operating […]

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Does Your Family Business Have a Succession Plan? It Should

Every family business needs a succession plan. Why? As Detroit-based business attorney Zana Tomich explains in this video, the succession plan is crucial to a family business’ ability to succeed in the future and thrive beyond the current generation. Overlooking the succession plan is one […]

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Does Your Business Need a Buy Sell Agreement?

 Does your business need a Buy Sell Agreement? Unless it is a sole proprietorship, yes, you do need a Buy Sell Agreement. As Detroit-based business attorney Zana Tomich explains in this video, the Buy Sell Agreement is vital to protect the interests of business […]

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Lease Negotiation Tip: Don’t Overlook the Letter of Intent

The number one lease negotiation issue Detroit-based business attorney Zana Tomich sees clients run into is the lease letter of intent or LOI. It can be just as important as the lease itself and often dictates the terms of the lease. As Zana explains in […]

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