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Zana Tomich: How I Co-Founded a Law Firm

  • October 18, 2022
  • by Admin

Zana Tomich takes the time to think about the various twists and turns of her legal career, and lessons derived along the way, in an interview with Tasha Norman for, about how she co-founded Dalton + Tomich. ‘Don’t Let Humility Get in the Way […]

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Hiring in the New Year? Classify Your Workers Correctly

  • February 2, 2022
  • by Zana Tomich

Running a business has never been easy. But as a business owner or executive, you’ve faced a particularly rough two years. The COVID-19 pandemic and even mass resignations have created new hurdles for attracting and retaining workers.. In order to clear those hurdles and avoid […]

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A Surge of Collections and Bankruptcies in 2022?

  • January 17, 2022
  • by John Stoddard

Many of us who monitor the economy for signs of repayment distress were certain in early 2020 that the pandemic would result in a dramatic increase in consumer and commercial collections and bankruptcy filings.  Some bankruptcy firms even hired additional lawyers in anticipation of the […]

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Seven Common Operating Agreement Mistakes to Avoid

  • December 21, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

An operating agreement is a crucial, foundational document used by limited liability companies in Michigan (and elsewhere) to govern how major decisions are made, how ownership is structured, and other important functions. It’s a contract that binds the owners to an agreed upon set of […]

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Zana Tomich appointed to State Bar of Michigan Character and Fitness Committee

  • December 14, 2021
  • by Emily

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications;; 248.260.8466 Detroit—December 13, 2021—Detroit-based land use and business law firm Dalton & Tomich announced co-founding partner Zana Tomich has been appointed to the State Bar of Michigan’s Character and Fitness Committee for the district encompassing Detroit. As a […]

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Your Year-End Business To-Do List

  • December 13, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

With 2021 coming to a close, you’re probably looking forward to winding things down after another tumultuous year. Before you do, it’s a good idea to conduct a review of some of the legal aspects of your business to make sure everything from your incorporation […]

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Commercial litigation attorney John Stoddard joins Dalton & Tomich

  • December 1, 2021
  • by Emily

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications;; 248.260.8466 Detroit—December 1, 2021—Detroit-based land use, business and denominational trust law firm Dalton & Tomich ispleased to welcome attorney John Stoddard to the firm as a partner. Daniel Dalton, co-founder of Dalton & Tomich, announced Stoddard’s arrival. Joining […]

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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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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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Christ Church of Fairview Heights, Illinois leaves the United Methodist Church and retains its property

  • May 19, 2021
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

We are pleased to announce that our client, the former Christ United Methodist Church of Fairview Heights, Illinois Inc, successfully and amicably separated from the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  The joint press release provides as follows: The Illinois Great […]

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