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What is a Buy Sell Agreement?

  • August 5, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

Buy Sell Agreements are also called shareholder agreements, shareholder restriction agreements, and are sometimes simply provisions of an operating agreement of an LLC. A buy sell agreement is akin to a pre-nuptial agreement between business owners.  What it does is set out the parameters of […]

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“MI Vacc to Normal” Plan Sets Bar for Return to Workplace

  • May 5, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Last week, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued long-awaited guidance on the reopening of workplaces that have been limited during the pandemic. The Vacc to Normal challenge uses four vaccination based milestones (using data of Michiganders 16 years and older who have received their first vaccine […]

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Succession Planning: Estate Planning for Your Business

  • May 4, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Succession planning is a process all small business leaders should undertake.  Similar to estate plans for individuals, succession plans are used to address situations where there is a death, disability, or retirement of key individuals in the company. When a company is owned by just […]

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Running a For-Profit Business In Accordance With Religious Values (Part 1, Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws)

  • April 23, 2021
  • by Noel Sterett

For many business owners, running their business in accordance with their religious values is a non-negotiable. Their religious values are often what drive them and make their businesses successful. This is particularly true when business owners define success as being, first and foremost, faithful to […]

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Texas Court strikes down the Methodist Trust Clause

  • April 11, 2021
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

In a landmark decision, a Dallas Texas County Court invalidated the enforcement of the United Methodist Trust Clause in favor of  Southern Methodist University thereby freeing it from property ownership claims of the South-Central Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Court entered an order dismissing […]

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Can I Run a For-Profit Business In Accordance with My Religious Values?

  • April 2, 2021
  • by Noel Sterett

The short answer is yes. There are thousands of for-profit businesses in the United States that are owned and operated by people with strong religious convictions and values. Many business owners actually owe their success to the religious values that drive them. Two of the […]

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Understanding Indemnification Clauses

  • March 26, 2021
  • by Sorin Leahu

If you have ever read a contract, it is likely that you would have come upon an indemnification clause.  These clauses tend to be placed towards the end of a contract and can be confusing for many. So what is an indemnification clause? Indemnification is […]

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Three Ways Boilerplate Language Impacts a Business Divorce

  • March 24, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Time and again, I am contacted by clients experiencing difficulty with their business partners, or fellow shareholders, and looking for a way out. The conversation usually results in a review of the company’s organizational documents. More often than not, we find the parties adopted boilerplate […]

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Regulations paused under new administration

  • February 17, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Days after publishing Independent Contractor Rule Gets An Update . . . For Now, the Biden administration was inaugurated and the new President used his first days of office to put a freeze on proposed regulations with pending effective dates. This is not unusual once […]

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Independent Contractor Rule Gets an Update . . . For Now

  • January 19, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Labor issued a final rule on classifying workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, clarifying the test to determine who is an independent contractor. The FLSA requires covered employers to pay nonexempt employees minimum wage for every […]

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Zana Tomich Named a “Go-To” Business Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

  • January 4, 2021
  • by Emily

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466 Detroit—December 30, 2020—Zana Tomich, co-founder of Detroit-headquartered law firm Dalton & Tomich PLC, has been named a Michigan “Go-To” Lawyer for Business by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  The publication’s “Go-To” Lawyer honor spotlights Michigan lawyers who are leaders […]

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