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Coronavirus Impact: 3 Things to Know About Commercial Leases and Summary Proceedings in Michigan

  • May 28, 2020
  • by Adel Nucho

Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-85 generally prohibits the eviction of residential tenants before June 11, 2020, which will likely be extended. But what about commercial premises and leases? Here are the three things you should keep in mind whether you are a commercial landlord […]

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What You Need to Know About the Federal Stimulus Package: The CARES Act

  • March 30, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

On March 27, 2020, the United States government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus Act (CARES Act).   The unprecedented legislation is a $2 trillion-dollar economic stabilization and assistance act to help lessen the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on individuals, employers, and both […]

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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: State and Federal Relief Funds to Assist Small Business with Losses during COVID-19

  • March 22, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

With many of Michigan’s small businesses and restaurants closed by Executive Order as result of COVID-19 until at least April 13, 2020, many business owners are looking for relief to remedy their losses. The MEDC announced the Michigan Small Business Relief Program to fund $20 […]

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Coronavirus Impact: How to Reduce Impact on Employees

  • March 22, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

There does not seem to be any industry or part of life that has not been impacted by the now global pandemic known as Coronavirus.  With all the state and federal mandated closures, so many small and medium sized businesses are impacted by the virus, […]

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Who Owns it: (Trade) Fixtures in Commercial Leasing

  • January 24, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

In the commercial leasing world there remains much contention between the classification of fixtures and trade fixtures, and who, as between landlord and tenant, owns what. So, what’s the difference? Simply put, a fixture is a thing which becomes part of the property when it […]

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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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Does Your Business Need a Buy Sell Agreement?

  • November 13, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

 Does your business need a Buy Sell Agreement? Unless it is a sole proprietorship, yes, you do need a Buy Sell Agreement. As Detroit-based business attorney Zana Tomich explains in this video, the Buy Sell Agreement is vital to protect the interests of business […]

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Lease Negotiation Tip: Don’t Overlook the Letter of Intent

  • November 13, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

The number one lease negotiation issue Detroit-based business attorney Zana Tomich sees clients run into is the lease letter of intent or LOI. It can be just as important as the lease itself and often dictates the terms of the lease. As Zana explains in […]

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The business and employment attorneys of Dalton & Tomich take your business just as seriously as you do. Lead attorney Zana Tomich is trusted by closely held family businesses and others across Michigan as an invaluable partner and counselor. 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.