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What to Know Before Signing a Letter of Intent for a Lease

  • May 21, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

You’ve spent hours upon hours researching property listings. You’ve spent untold weekends looking at spaces. Finally, you’ve found the perfect place to rent for your business. Congratulations! At this point, you may be tempted to dive right in. But before you take the first official […]

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Succession Planning: Estate Planning for Your Business

  • March 6, 2018
  • by Zana Tomich

Succession planning is a process all small business leaders should undertake.  Similar to estate plans for individuals, succession plans are used to address situations where there is a death, disability, or retirement of key individuals in the company. When a company is owned by just […]

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City of Detroit issues guidance on how to start a food truck business

  • September 1, 2017
  • by Admin

There’s no question about it: the food truck industry is booming, especially in Detroit. Despite the industry’s rapid growth and evolution, many municipalities still offer no clear guidance on how to legally operate a food truck. This lack of guidance is understandably nerve-wracking for new […]

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How to Obtain a Liquor License in Detroit

  • August 29, 2017
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In this video, attorney Zana Tomich of Dalton & Tomich, PLC helps restaurant and bar owners understand the steps to getting a Class C on premises liquor license in the City of Detroit, where such licenses are in short supply and high demand. She discusses […]

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Opening and Running a Detroit Restaurant: 6 Legal Considerations

  • August 18, 2017
  • by Zana Tomich

Detroit attorney Zana Tomich of Dalton & Tomich, PLC shares tips for restaurant entrepreneurs and others looking to open food related business in Detroit. Topics include Getting Your House in Order, Secure Your Location, Licensing and Permits, Employment Issues and Trade Names and Branding. Read […]

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How to Acquire an On-Premises Liquor License

  • June 25, 2017
  • by Zana Tomich

In Michigan, restaurants, bars, and other establishment that sell liquor are regulated by state and local agencies. Like most states, Michigan created its liquor control commission after prohibition ended in 1933. The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (“MLCC”) regulates liquor licenses in the state, distributes new […]

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Are Unpaid Interns Legal?

  • April 25, 2017
  • by Zana Tomich

As  summer approaches, the season of interns is also on the horizon. While college students comprise of the typical intern class, many recent graduates, or students in post-graduate programs who are finding the job market competitive, offer to work as unpaid interns to gain experience […]

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Dalton & Tomich Represents Michigan Small Business in Land Use and Zoning Case Against Greenleaf Township in Sanilac County

  • December 7, 2016
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

The attorneys at Dalton & Tomich recently settled a case between a Sanilac County business owner and Greenleaf Township, which is a small municipality within Sanilac County. The Plaintiff in this case had owned and operated a truck sales and salvage business since 1959. While […]

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New Administration Brings Uncertainty for Business

  • November 22, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

With the uncertainty of the 2016 general election behind us, the votes counted in President-elect Trump’s favor, and both chambers of Congress controlled by the same political party, one would think we would have more clarity as to the changes in the law that lie […]

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New Legislation Expands Use of Conditional Liquor Licenses

  • November 17, 2016
  • by Admin

There is some good news for Michigan restaurants trying to obtain a liquor license. On November 3, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law Public Act 315 of 2016, which amends the Michigan Liquor Code and expands the use of Conditional Liquor Licenses. As many restaurateurs […]

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The business and employment attorneys of Dalton & Tomich take your business just as seriously as you do. Attorneys Zana Tomich and Noel Sterett are trusted by closely held family businesses and others across Michigan and Northern Illinois as invaluable partners and counselors. 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.