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Smith Haughey Attorneys partner with local businesses

Smith Haughey is honored to serve Holland and the surrounding lakeshore communities. We care deeply about the success and wellbeing of its citizens and businesses. We are privileged to represent many businesses and their owners.  Here are some of the many ways we are able to assist local businesses to help them be successful:

Business consultation

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Legal Alert: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

What Your Business Needs to Know

President Trump signed the law on March 18, 2020; however, it does not go into effect until April 1, 2020, which gives employers some time to make appropriate policy changes and communicate those to their employees. 

The emergency paid-leave provisions of the Act apply to businesses with fewer than 500 employees, but there may be some exceptions ava…

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Stay at Home

A Brief Overview of the Governor’s Most Recent Executive Order and What it Means for Your Business

There is much that is outlined in the Governor’s most recent order, Executive Order 2020-21, but the intent of the order is to suppress the spread of COVID-19, ordering individuals to stay in their place of residence beginning March 24, 2020 at 12:01 am, continuing through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm unless they are partaking in specific activities …

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Legal Alert: Estate Planning Preparedness Coronavirus

Information abounds about prevention and developing treatments for the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading around the world. By the minute, health experts and infectious disease specialists are issuing tips for slowing the spread of the illness and advice for seeking treatment if symptoms surface. Similarly, this client alert is intended to remi…

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Legal Alert: 2020 Limitations on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims

On January 30, 2020, the State of Michigan Department of Treasury announced the 2020 limitations on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice claims. The “upper cap” was adjusted to a limitation of $842,500, and the “lower cap” was adjusted to a limitation of $471,800.

These limitations are enacted by statute. MCL § 600.1483 defines “non-economic…

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