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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.

Too much space?  Review these legal issues when subletting your space

Many companies, non-profits and churches are looking at the space that they own, or have leased, and reached the conclusion that they own, or have leased, too much space. Before you enter into an agreement to sublease your space, think about the following items and […]

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Moving Your Small Business Out of State in 2021: Legal Considerations

To say 2020 was hard for small businesses is an understatement. Shutdown orders and COVID restrictions choked revenue streams, slowed cash flow, squashed business development opportunities, and took a heavy toll on the personal well-being of many small business owners. While many survived and few […]

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Homeowners’ attempt to declare foreclosure proceeding untimely fails

  Most if not all mortgage agreements contain a debt acceleration clause. That clause allows the bank to declare the entire balance due upon the occurrence of an event—like the failure to make a payment. In Akouri v. Comerica Bank, one of the questions addressed […]

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Court awards money to prevent injustice

Have you ever done something that benefits another person with the expectation that you will get something in return? Sometimes, unfortunately, even when the other person is aware of your expectations, he or she does not follow through. What remedies do you have? Courts will […]

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Requiring Covid 19 Vaccine for Employees

Can employers require a COVID-19 vaccine for employees?

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make an impact on businesses. In fact, over the past nine months, the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way business is conducted in the U.S. With state governments ordering social distancing, remote work, and limitations on the capacity of various […]

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What to Know About Michigan Supreme Court Ruling on Governor’s Powers

On Friday, October 2, 2020, amid news of the president being hospitalized with COVID-19, our own state’s laws were upended by a Michigan Supreme Court ruling. The Michigan Supreme Court ruled the governor lacked the authority to extend the State of Emergency related to the […]

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New Executive Order Narrows COVID-19 Protections For Employees

Previously, we informed Employers of State and Federal protocols addressing a COVID-19 positive result in the workplace. The focus of the post was Executive Order 2020-166, which described the protections afforded to employees who tested positive, or exhibited the “principal symptoms” of COVID-19.  Since that […]

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COVID-19 Positive in the Workplace: Now What?

Executive Order 2020-166 discussed in this post was subsequently rescinded, and incorporated with amendments in  new Executive Order 2020-172 as explained in the update posted here.  Your Michigan business closed during the stay at home orders; it abided by all the rules in Governor Whitmer’s […]

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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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