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Imagine yourself having just purchased a house. You and your family are excited, stressed, and eager all at the same time. You move all of your belongings into your new home and begin to settle in. A couple of months go by, the snow melts, […]

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Homeless Shelters Facing Shutdowns May Have Rights Under Federal Religious Land Use Law

  • November 18, 2019
  • by Noel Sterett
  • Category: RLUIPA

Winter is here and with it another round of headlines which read “City Shuts Down Homeless Shelter.” Every year, these stories pop up all across the country. Their facts are often the same. But the ending to many of these stories can change if more […]

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Do You Have All the Right Documents for Your Business? Are They All Up-to-Date?

Business documents matter! Do you have all of the documents you should and have they been updated in the last three years? Detroit business attorney Zana Tomich discusses the importance of all of the following in this video: Articles of Incorporation or Organization Bylaws Operating […]

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Does Your Family Business Have a Succession Plan? It Should

Every family business needs a succession plan. Why? As Detroit-based business attorney Zana Tomich explains in this video, the succession plan is crucial to a family business’ ability to succeed in the future and thrive beyond the current generation. Overlooking the succession plan is one […]

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Does Your Business Need a Buy Sell Agreement?

? Does your business need a Buy Sell Agreement? Unless it is a sole proprietorship, yes, you do need a Buy Sell Agreement. As Detroit-based business attorney Zana Tomich explains in this video, the Buy Sell Agreement is vital to protect the interests of business […]

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Lease Negotiation Tip: Don’t Overlook the Letter of Intent

The number one lease negotiation issue Detroit-based business attorney Zana Tomich sees clients run into is the lease letter of intent or LOI. It can be just as important as the lease itself and often dictates the terms of the lease. As Zana explains in […]

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Selling a Small Business: 7 Tips for a Successful Sale

? If you’re interested in selling a Detroit small business or a closely held operation based elsewhere in Michigan, you know that it’s not something you can do on the open market. Finding an interested buyer for your small business is half the battle. The […]

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Coming to America (and Starting a Business)

With Detroit serving as a border crossing into Canada, I receive a lot of inquiries from persons out of the country trying to do business in the U.S., and specifically in Michigan.  The first question that arises is whether a Canadian (or a foreign national/non-citizen) […]

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Building Faith: Protecting Religious Freedom Through Land Use Laws

Last night I was honored to speak on a panel hosted by the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice at Marquette Law School in Milwaukee, WI. The panel discussion was part of the United States Attorney General’s Place to Worship Initiative and was […]

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Reflections on the Pastors’ Forum and 2019 Christian Legal Society National Conference

Last weekend, I had the privilege of speaking at the Pastors’ Forum as part of the 2019 Christian Legal Society Conference in Chicago, IL. Dozens of pastors from around the Chicago area came to hear about how they can better prepare their congregations to address […]

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