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Three Key Documents You Need When Buying or Selling a Business in Michigan

While today’s financial headlines are highlighting the slowdown in the type of large company mergers and acquisitions that were so prevalent during the booming economy and low interest rate environment in 2021, there is still plenty of transaction activity among small and medium sized businesses. […]

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Employers with Remote Workers Must Comply with Local and State Employment Law Requirements

Employers with Remote Workers Must Comply with Local and State Employment Law Requirements Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic arose, many employers have faced new challenges from managing remote workforces, including designing new approaches to management that ensure accountability and productivity, as well as new legal […]

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What is wild and unenclosed land?

  • December 9, 2022
  • by Lawrence Opalewski
  • Category: Firm News

This space has previously written about the method of establishing a prescriptive easement in Michigan. As a refresher, a prescriptive easement arises from open, notorious, adverse (or hostile), and continuous use of the land for a period of 15 years. Most Michigan attorneys could identify […]

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Trends in Parking Reforms Could Benefit Churches and Other Religious Assemblies

Minimum off-street parking requirements have been around for decades. Their purpose is to alleviate traffic congestion as well as reduce street and spillover parking. While these goals are laudable, minimum parking requirements have also caused many problems. They have greatly increased the cost of development […]

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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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