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Business Law & Transactions

Practical Ideas for Business Succession Planning in Michigan

  • January 24, 2022
  • by Zana Tomich

A business succession plan, like an estate plan for an individual, is something that requires clear-eyed, strategic thinking. It’s not something to put off until it becomes an urgent necessity. In fact, thinking through an exit strategy earlier than a business owner may think it’s […]

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How Your Attorney can Help You Employ and Retain the Best Team for Your Business

  • December 2, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

It’s no secret that one of the biggest business challenges that employers have faced through the COVID-19 pandemic is finding, employing and retaining workers. It’s been breathlessly reported that the “Great Resignation” has resulted in workers—across industries and job types—dropping out of the workforce. In […]

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Non-Compete Agreements are Still Enforceable in Michigan, But Businesses Should Prepare for a Day When They Aren’t

  • November 11, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

In an article titled “The Great Acceleration,” McKinsey asserts that, “The COVID-19 crisis has intensified existing trends.” From remote work to digitization, we’ve seen a number of workplace trends gain steam since March 2020. Another is the movement, among courts and lawmakers, to limit the […]

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Expect the Unexpected: Key Issues to Consider for a Buy-Sell Agreement in Michigan

  • October 18, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

It’s one of the questions that new business partners most commonly overlook: What happens when one of the owners leaves the business?For example, let’s assume that two people open a restaurant together. Ten years later, one of the owners becomes disabled and can no longer […]

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How to Remove an LLC Member in Michigan

  • September 14, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

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

  • August 19, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

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

  • July 28, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

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

  • June 18, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

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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The Latest Michigan COVID-19 Workplace Rules

  • May 26, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

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

  • May 5, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

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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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.