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How to Determine a Valuation and Get Paid When Selling Your Business in Michigan

If you’re considering a sale of your business, it’s important to understand what its value is. Knowing the value of your business will help you set a realistic price and ensure you get the best deal possible. Too often, business owners start contemplating a sale […]

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How to Avoid a Lawsuit When Terminating an Employee

The economy is slowing and while the job market remains relatively stable, the headlines are filled these days with stories of companies such Meta, Microsoft and Twitter laying off thousands of employees. We’ve shifted pretty quickly from the days when businesses big and small were […]

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Court of Appeals Decision Addresses Limitations to Landowners’ Right to Sell, Convey, or Divide Their Property

Generally, when you purchase or obtain property, you in turn as the landowner, are able to sell, convey, or divide the property as you please. This is called the “right of alienation.” This right of alienation is usually strictly enforced, especially when a landowner obtains […]

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Recent Legal and Regulatory Updates: What Michigan Business Owners Need to Know

It’s said that the only constant in life is change, and that applies to the business world as well. The last several years have kept Michigan business owners constantly on their toes, with rapidly evolving changes to the economy, the way businesses have been run […]

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How Christian Retirement Centers and Assisted Living Facilities Can Overcome Zoning Barriers

The percentage of Americans in search of senior housing alternatives continues to increase. Fortunately, many churches and faith communities are stepping up to meet the needs of the older generation by establishing faith-based retirement centers and assisted living facilities. They provide seniors with more than […]

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Recent Church Fires In Rockford Highlight Importance of Church Arson Prevention Act

News of church fires in Rockford, Illinois and Jackson, Mississippi have highlighted the importance of a little-known federal law called the Church Arson Prevention Act. Congress passed the law in 1996 to make it a federal crime to damage houses of worship or violently interfere […]

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Disputes with Boundary Lines & the Doctrine of Acquiescence

In many instances, where a dispute over use of premises or ownership arises, matters concerning property lines may arise as well.  Under Michigan law, the doctrine of acquiescence applies to issues regarding property boundary lines.  The doctrine of acquiescence for a statutory period provides that […]

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Responding to Zoning Violation Notices in Illinois

Zoning and land use regulations have become one of the most powerful ways of controlling what goes on in a community. The sheer number of zoning ordinances and land use regulations has increased exponentially in many communities. And most community members have no idea just […]

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Michigan Court of Appeals’ Take on a Restrictive Covenant as Applied to the Construction of a Shed

The Court of Appeals of Michigan recently addressed the enforceability of a restrictive covenant regarding the construction of a shed, in Crestwood Homeowners Association v. Pawlanta.  A restrictive covenant is essentially an agreement that real property will be used in a certain way. Moreover, restrictive […]

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Zana Tomich: How I Co-Founded a Law Firm

  • October 18, 2022
  • by Admin
  • Category: Firm News

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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