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Succession Planning: Protecting Your Business in the Event You Are No Longer Around to Run It

  • December 31, 2020
  • by Admin

Running a successful business requires skill, dedication, and the ability to look beyond the particular product or service that your company provides in order to protect the entity and its assets. Included within that last requirement is something that most do not think about on […]

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2021 Commercial Land Use Outlook

  • December 30, 2020
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

2021 is shaping up as a great year to acquire or repurpose commercial property. A number of anticipated post-pandemic trends may make 2021 a year of opportunity for businesses seeking to acquire or repurpose property. The nature of 2020 and its challenges to land use […]

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

  • December 26, 2020
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Many companies, non-profits and churches are looking at the space that they 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 call your […]

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

  • December 14, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

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

  • November 27, 2020
  • by Adel Nucho

  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

  • November 6, 2020
  • by Adel Nucho

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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Can employers require a COVID-19 vaccine for employees?

  • October 28, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

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

  • October 5, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

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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Attorney Sorin A. Leahu joins Dalton & Tomich

  • October 1, 2020
  • by Emily

Detroit —October 1, 2020—Daniel Dalton and Zana Tomich, co-founders of Detroit-based land use, business, and denominational trust law firm Dalton + Tomich, are pleased to announce that Sorin A. Leahu has joined the firm as a senior associate attorney.  Based in the firm’s Chicago office, […]

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New Executive Order Narrows COVID-19 Protections For Employees

  • September 1, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

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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