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Where is Michigan’s Ordinary High Water Mark?

  • October 14, 2021
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

If you own property on one of Michigan’s Great Lakes, you’ve likely heard the term “ordinary high water mark.” In fact, many potential clients call and ask how to identify their ordinary high water mark (“OHWM”). This leads to the question of how to identify […]

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Dalton & Tomich wins injunction against Hinds County, Mississippi on behalf of The Church at Jackson

  • September 27, 2021
  • by Emily

County’s zoning ordinance violates Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Noel Sterett; nsterett@daltontomich.com; 815.997.7221 Detroit—-September 27, 2021—National law firm Dalton & Tomich announced it has won an injunction on behalf of the Church at Jackson […]

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Is the Easement in Gross?

  • September 24, 2021
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

An easement is the right to use someone else’s property for a certain purpose. In Michigan, easements are often given to provide access to one of Michigan’s many beautiful lakes. When these easements are drafted, they usually state that they “run with the land.” In […]

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Top Five Tactics Bishops use to delay a local Methodist Church from voting on disaffiliation

  • September 23, 2021
  • by Emily

When churches try to vote to leave the United Methodist Church many Bishops will try to postpone the church vote. In this video, Dan Dalton, discusses the top five tactics Bishops use to delay a local Methodist Church from voting on disaffiliation. We hope you […]

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Religious liberty attorney: employees seeking dubious religious exemptions from vaccine mandates may increase public and judicial skepticism of sincere religious exemption claims in the future

  • September 16, 2021
  • by Emily

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Dan Dalton; ddalton@daltontomich.com; 248.229.2329 Rockford, Ill. —September 16, 2021—Noel Sterett, a religious freedom attorney with national law firm Dalton & Tomich, has spent nearly 15 years fighting for religious liberty in courts across the country. He has […]

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Top 5 Takeaways for Illinois Employers from New Law Governing Non-Compete Agreements

  • August 26, 2021
  • by Noel Sterett

On August 13, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act which makes many significant changes to the enforceability of non-compete clauses in employment agreements. Here are just five items for Illinois employers to note: Effective date. […]

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Dalton & Tomich attorneys named to the 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Star lists

  • August 23, 2021
  • by Emily

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus   Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466 Detroit—August 19, 2021—Detroit-based land use, business, and denominational trust law firm Dalton & Tomich is pleased to announce two firm attorneys have been named to the 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers uses […]

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How Operating Agreements Can Prevent Disputes Over Owner Contributions

  • August 19, 2021
  • by Zana Tomich

Many privately held businesses rely on infusions of cash from their owners in order to start a business and, in many cases, fund its expansion. The infusions can be small, such as amounts needed to fund a payroll period while awaiting payment of a customer […]

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The Good Book on religious property disputes is now available: Religious Property Disputes and the Law: House of God, Laws of Man, published by the American Bar Association

  • August 10, 2021
  • by Emily

Detroit – August 10, 2021 – Daniel Dalton, co-founder of Detroit-headquartered law firm Dalton & Tomich PLC, and a national authority in religious property law, announced the publication of his book Religious Property Disputes and the Law: House of God, Laws of Man, by the American […]

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Are We Done Building Churches?

  • August 6, 2021
  • by Noel Sterett

According to Census Bureau Data and a recent article by Sam Ro of Axios Markets, there has been a drastic decline in the construction of new houses of worship over the last twenty years. Whereas Americans invested nearly $9 billion dollars in constructing houses of […]

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