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Who Owns it: (Trade) Fixtures in Commercial Leasing

  • January 24, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

In the commercial leasing world there remains much contention between the classification of fixtures and trade fixtures, and who, as between landlord and tenant, owns what. So, what’s the difference? Simply put, a fixture is a thing which becomes part of the property when it […]

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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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Does Your Business Need a Buy Sell Agreement?

  • November 13, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

? 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

  • November 13, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

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

  • November 13, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

? 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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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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First Batch of Redevelopment Zone Detroit Liquor Licenses Approved

  • June 28, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

Crain’s Detroit Business reporter Kurt Nagl wrote in May about about the City of Detroit seeking approval for 20 new liquor licenses through the Redevelopment Area Liquor Licenses that were made available through the State of Michigan. Though the matter was on the agenda for […]

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More liquor licenses could be coming to Detroit, but getting one may still be complicated

  • May 22, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

A total of 63 new Detroit liquor licenses could be issued, according to a recent article by Crain’s Detroit Business. I had the pleasure of chatting with reporter Kurt Nagl about the development. While this is good news for bars and restaurants hoping to attain […]

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

  • May 20, 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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