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What is an Easement?

What is an easement? In this video, Attorney Larry Opalewski explains that an easement is essentially the legal right to use another’s property in some way. He shares what easements mean in relation to the ownership of property, how they are created, limits on easements […]

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Michigan’s Trespassing Law: How to Bring a Trespassing Legal Action

One question on the minds of many property owners “How do I stop people from trespassing on my property?” The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC hear this often, especially from riparian owners – the owners of waterfront property. One option for these individuals is […]

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Riparian Rights of Michigan’s Waterfront Property Owners

Do you own or plan to purchase property near a Michigan lake? If you have concerns about others using your property to access the water without your permission, our free guide to Easements, Access and Riparian rights may be a valuable resource. Download the Free […]

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Fishing, Swimming and Docking Rights at Inland Michigan Lakes

Do you own or plan to purchase property near a Michigan lake? If you have concerns about others using your property to access the water without your permission, our free guide to Easements, Access and Riparian rights may be a valuable resource. Download the Free […]

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Michigan Policy Change Opens the Door to Solar Energy Developments

  • September 9, 2019
  • by Lawrence Opalewski
  • Category: Firm News

It is no secret that renewable energy is a growing industry in Michigan and across the country. In particular, Michigan is well-suited for solar and wind energy due to available land and favorable weather patterns. However, a recent change in policy has made it more […]

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Could Your Organization Use a Corporate Clean Up?

In advising hundreds of closely held companies over the years, one of the things I often recommend to clients is a corporate clean up.  What’s a corporate cleanup? It’s a term used to describe the process of taking a deep dive into a company’s organization […]

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The Fourth Option: Leaving the United Methodist Church

  It seems like the annual conference of the United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Missouri just ended and yet the  time is drawing near for petitions to be submitted to be considered at the next General Conference in May 2020. To date, the petitions […]

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Who Decides What Activities Are Religious or Central to a Religious Institution’s Mission?

When a government regulation restricts an institution’s religious exercise, the government will often argue that the restricted activity is either not religious or not central to the institution’s religious mission. This issue surfaces in a variety of different cases. It often comes up in Title […]

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Appeals court orders Litchfield borough to pay Chabad Lubavitch’s legal fees

As reported in the Torrington Register Citizen on August 19, 2019, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the fee award for Dalton & Tomich PLC and the other attorneys who represented the Chabad in Litchfield, Connecticut in the decade long litigation over approving the […]

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Silence is not the appropriate response to the crisis within the United Methodist Church

  Sunday is coming. Soon, many of the faithful will find themselves in United Methodist churches that dot nearly every corner of this country; disparate buildings where they’ll gather under the guise of religion, of faith, of goodness. Whether set in trappings that are ancient or […]

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