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

  • November 13, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

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

  • November 13, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

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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Coming to America (and Starting a Business)

  • November 13, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

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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Why is Succession Planning for the Family Business Important?

  • October 10, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

I represent dozens of small and family businesses and one of the things that I see family businesses overlook is a succession plan.  That is how can the company prepare for the future and live beyond the current generation. What happens when someone retires? What if […]

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Could Your Organization Use a Corporate Clean Up?

  • September 4, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

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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What to Know Before Signing a Letter of Intent for a Lease

  • May 21, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

You’ve spent hours upon hours researching property listings. You’ve spent untold weekends looking at spaces. Finally, you’ve found the perfect place to rent for your business. Congratulations! At this point, you may be tempted to dive right in. But before you take the first official […]

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Succession Planning: Estate Planning for Your Business

  • March 6, 2018
  • 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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Are Unpaid Interns Legal?

  • April 25, 2017
  • by Zana Tomich

As  summer approaches, the season of interns is also on the horizon. While college students comprise of the typical intern class, many recent graduates, or students in post-graduate programs who are finding the job market competitive, offer to work as unpaid interns to gain experience […]

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New Administration Brings Uncertainty for Business

  • November 22, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

With the uncertainty of the 2016 general election behind us, the votes counted in President-elect Trump’s favor, and both chambers of Congress controlled by the same political party, one would think we would have more clarity as to the changes in the law that lie […]

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Employers Should Prepare for DOL Rules on Exempt Employees and Overtime Effective Dec. 1, 2016

  • October 20, 2016
  • by Zana Tomich

Back in May, I wrote about the newly issued Department of Labor Regulations regarding increased salary thresholds for exempt employees and overtime. In September 2016, Attorney Generals from 21 states, including Michigan, filed suit in the Eastern District of Texas against the United States Department […]

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