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Starting a Restaurant in Detroit : Legal & Administrative Restaurant Startup Checklist

  • September 26, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Last year, I wrote about the top six legal considerations for opening and running a restaurant in Detroit. Those considerations still remain relevant today. In addition to the legal considerations I previously blogged about, there is a laundry list of administrative items that one must consider and […]

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Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Impact: Employers Must Provide Notice in Employment Agreements

  • June 7, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, 18 U.S.C. 1832. The DTSA, modeled on the Uniformed Trade Secrets Act, provides federal protection for trade secrets and confidential information, something that has generally been governed by the […]

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Non-Solicitation Clauses Remain Relevant in Michigan

  • May 9, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Most companies are familiar with Non-Compete clauses and routinely consider including them in Employment Agreements with new employees. However, clients in certain industries – like the creative sector – often believe they are not customary, and unwilling to make them a part of their culture. […]

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Raising Capital in the Restaurant Industry

  • April 11, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Clients often come to us with a great restaurant, or business, concept, ready to form their company, but with only a small percentage of the money needed to bring their idea to fruition. The first of many questions is often, how do we get funding? […]

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Does Big Data apply to the Small Business?

  • January 26, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Big data, or data collection, are buzz words we read or hear about on a daily basis. Some of the world’s largest and most profitable companies, known for their cutting edge technology, search engines, software, and high-demand products are really in the business of collecting, […]

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Lack of Control Leads to Loss of Trademark

  • September 15, 2014
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

Trademarks are used to “distinguish a good as originating from a particular source.” They are important to business owners to protect the investment made in a particular mark and the goodwill that now comes with it. Trademarks also protect the general public by not allowing […]

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Noncompetition Agreement Enforced Against Former Employee, But Not His New Company

  • April 7, 2014
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

When going to work for a new employer, many new employees agree to a noncompetition contract. For many employers, such a contract is standard procedure for bringing on new talent, especially for workers with specialized and sought-after skills. Many workers sign noncompetition contracts without much […]

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