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Work For Hire: What it is and Why it Matters

  • March 14, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Work Made for Hire (or Work for Hire) is a long established doctrine that provides some exceptions to general Copyright law, which provide an author or creator of written work automatic copyright protection in his or her work. When an employee is hired for a […]

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Does Big Data apply to the Small Business?

  • January 26, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Big data, or data collection, are buzz words we read or hear about on a daily basis. Some of the world’s largest and most profitable companies, known for their cutting edge technology, search engines, software, and high-demand products are really in the business of collecting, […]

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Detroit restaurants get national press, but opening one not without its challenges

  • January 7, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

An article published this week by Mark Guarino of the Washington Post highlights the rapidly developing food scene in Detroit. Guarino says the city is “in the midst of a culinary transformation” on the way to “becoming a food mecca.” Those aren’t words to be […]

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Food Growers and Sellers Have Business Protection Tool in the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act

  • November 23, 2015
  • by Zana Tomich

Food growers and other sellers of certain perishable goods, like fresh fruit and vegetables, have a little known law in their toolbox that protects against business failure of a buyer. The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) 7 U.S.C. 499a was enacted in 1930 at the […]

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Does that contract Arbitration Clause mean what you think it does?

  • October 5, 2015
  • by Zana Tomich

Attorneys often recommend arbitration clauses in contracts as a means to resolve disputes arising out of the contract. It is often recommended as a less expensive, private, and less tedious alternative to litigation. However, there is no one size fits all arbitration clause, and if […]

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Case to Watch: Uber Drivers granted Class Action Status by Federal Court in San Francisco

  • September 2, 2015
  • by Zana Tomich

Yesterday, the U.S. District Court in San Francisco certified a class of drivers in O’Connor, et al v. Uber Technologies, Inc., allowing them to continue on with their suit against Uber, the ride sharing service that has revolutionized the industry. In today's “sharing economy” where […]

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Dan Dalton Awarded ADF Silver Service Award

  • July 7, 2015
  • by Zana Tomich

On July 5, 2015, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) awarded Dan Dalton with a Silver Service Award in Laguna Beach, California. Dan has been a tireless leader in defending religious freedom as an ADF allied attorney. He was recognized for his faithful service in defending […]

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Creative Companies Need Legal Advice Too

  • June 8, 2015
  • by Zana Tomich

Creative Service firms such as marketing, advertising, design, and public relations firms, often promote and encourage a relaxed, laid-back work culture. This is understandable given that employees and freelancers are supposed to create and be creative, without the restrictions of traditional office environment. Yet, these […]

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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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