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Transitions in Family Business

  • May 11, 2015
  • by Zana Tomich

With the economy rebounding, property and business valuations increasing, some closely held business owners finally have an eye toward moving on. It may be the right time to sell outright, to exercise a buyout provision of a Shareholder agreement, or establish a succession plan. With […]

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Top 6 Legal Considerations for Opening and Running a Restaurant

  • March 31, 2015
  • by Zana Tomich

With the independent food industry rapidly developing in Detroit, we thought we would touch on some legal considerations that restaurant and food industry clients should be aware of as they tap in to the metro Detroit market. 1.  Get Organizational Documents in Order. Choose a […]

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5 Things to Know When Negotiating a Lease

  • March 16, 2015
  • by Zana Tomich

Last week, with much fan-fare, the John Varvatos retail store opened its first location in Michigan in the historic Wright-Kay building, on storied Woodward Avenue, in Detroit. The excitement of new retailers, large and small, continues to attract Tenants to Detroit that previously had not […]

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Food and Franchising

  • January 19, 2015
  • by Zana Tomich

With the independent food industry rapidly developing in Detroit, we thought we would revisit one method of ownership that is often the gateway into the restaurant industry. There are various approaches to restaurant ownership, i.e. passive investment, owner/operator, but as business attorneys we are often […]

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Property Trust Clauses Interpreted By Indiana Court of Appeals

  • November 19, 2014
  • by Zana Tomich

A recent case out of the Indiana Court of Appeals addressed the issue of Trust Clauses. In Church of Brethren South/Central Indiana District v. Roann Church of The Brethren, Inc., ___In. App ___ Nov. 17, 2014, the Court affirmed the lower court decision holding that […]

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Property Trust Clauses Interpreted By Indiana Court of Appeals

  • November 19, 2014
  • by Zana Tomich

A recent case out of the Indiana Court of Appeals addressed the issue of Trust Clauses. In Church of Brethren South/Central Indiana District v. Roann Church of The Brethren, Inc., ___In. App ___ Nov. 17, 2014, the Court affirmed the lower court decision holding that […]

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Publishes New Guides

  • October 20, 2014
  • by Zana Tomich

As reported by the Michigan Bankers Association, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a new “updated” mortgage rules readiness guide. The update attempts to simply the cumbersome regulations into guidelines including readiness charts and compliance aids to assist in interpreting existing mortgage regulations. The […]

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Non-Compete Agreement Interpreted in Favor of Employee

  • September 23, 2014
  • by Zana Tomich

In a recent Michigan Court of Appeals case, Huron Technology v. Sparling, Mich. Ct. App., Sept. 11, 2014, Unpublished, the Court found that an Employee did not violate his Non-Compete Agreement because he was not working for a “competitor” as defined under his Agreement. The […]

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Michigan Right of Inspection Law First of its Kind

  • June 2, 2014
  • by Zana Tomich

As reported by the Michigan Bankers Association (MBA), the new Michigan Right of Inspection law is the first of its kind in the country. The law addresses an occupant's responsibliity to the new purchaser after a foreclosure. The intent is to circumvent the damages and […]

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Dalton & Tomich Continues Successful Representation of Non-Profits

  • May 6, 2014
  • by Zana Tomich

Dalton & Tomich is pleased to provide legal services to a variety of nonprofits located across the state of Michigan and nationwide. One of the nonprofits we are happy to represent is Planet Aid, which operates clothing and shoe donation collections bins nationwide. Planet Aid […]

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