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General Counsel and Advice

Business Owners Get More Flexibility with PPP Loan Forgiveness

  • June 8, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

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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Back to Business After Stay at Home Orders

  • May 5, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

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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Coronavirus Impact: Cancelled Events and Contract Breaches

  • March 24, 2020
  • by Adel Nucho

With the implementation of Governor Whitmer’s order prohibiting events of more than 50 people in a single indoor shared space (like a hall, auditorium, stadium, theater, concert venue, etc.), and the more recent stay at home order, many events were and are yet to be […]

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COVID-19 “Stay-Home” Executive Order: Determining Exemptions

  • March 24, 2020
  • by Alex Reuter

Information on symptoms, mortality, risk factors, politics, and many other factors circulate the internet. State and local governments adapt to the changing situation at different paces, and you hear about the possibility of an executive order. As an employer, or an employee, you may find […]

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

  • March 24, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

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

  • November 13, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

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

  • November 13, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

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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Coming to America (and Starting a Business)

  • November 13, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

With Detroit serving as a border crossing into Canada, I receive a lot of inquiries from persons out of the country trying to do business in the U.S., and specifically in Michigan.  The first question that arises is whether a Canadian (or a foreign national/non-citizen) […]

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Why is Succession Planning for the Family Business Important?

  • October 10, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

I represent dozens of small and family businesses and one of the things that I see family businesses overlook is a succession plan.  That is how can the company prepare for the future and live beyond the current generation. What happens when someone retires? What if […]

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Could Your Organization Use a Corporate Clean Up?

  • September 4, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

In advising hundreds of closely held companies over the years, one of the things I often recommend to clients is a corporate clean up.  What’s a corporate cleanup? It’s a term used to describe the process of taking a deep dive into a company’s organization […]

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