Ending the Trend: Lessons from #MeToo

This past week, through the “#metoo” campaign, countless women have revealed that they have been the victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault during their lives. Without a doubt, some of these incidents have occurred within the workplace. The sheer volume of stories shared highlights that sexual harassment in the workplace is a persistent and…

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March's Final Friday Jeans Day Donations Headed to Guiding Light

This month, Smith Haughey will be collecting Final Friday Jeans Day donations for Guiding Light, an organization whose mission is to partner with individuals to fulfill their God-given potential through rescue, recovery, and re-engagement in the community. The organization assists men with substance abuse problems to achieve recovery from addiction…

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Watch Yourself Entrepreneur...

...the SEC Eats Punks Like You for Breakfast

As a corporate and business law attorney, whether I’m working with a client that is completely new to the business realm (like a first-time entrepreneur) or a client who owns a massively successful company, one thing seems to be consistent across the board: entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes often do not really understand (or care about) securit…

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A Brief Guide to the Michigan Court System

When people or companies disagree, they are often left with no choice but to go to court and litigate their disputes. Litigation, the process of navigating a dispute through the court system, can often be a bit of a mystery to non-attorneys and even attorneys who do not litigate as part of their practice. Our favorite courtroom dramas and movies gi…

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Signing of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act

On September 21, 2016, Governor Rick Snyder signed the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act(1), a collection of bills that drastically changed the existing rules and regulations applicable to medical marijuana in Michigan. The new laws expand the medical marijuana industry and establish a regulatory and licensing scheme applicable to all phas…

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