The Year of Change and Unknowns

Important considerations for your estate plan

There’s no question that the year has brought much change. With that change comes many unknowns. Whether you are still planning to travel for the holidays or simply looking forward to 2021, reflecting on your existing estate plan and making any necessary changes can help you gain control of what you can. In addition, if creating an estate plan has …

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Get to Know Smith Haughey's Holland Office

West Coast Chamber September Member Spotlight

The Holland office of Smith Haughey primarily represents businesses and their owners, practicing all areas of business and real estate law. Smith Haughey assists clients in starting a business to selling and/or transitioning it, and with the decisions, issues, and needs that might arise throughout.

Jaron Nyhof

Jaron has been a business and real e…

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Legal Alert: Supreme Court Decides Landmark Employment Law Case On LGBTQ Rights

What Does it Mean for Michigan Employers and Employees?

By Charissa C. Huang and Kevin J. Cowan


The LGBTQ community has won a major victory in their fight for equal treatment under the law. On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court delivered a 6-3 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, 2020 WL 3146686 (U.S. June 15, 2020), where it added two new protected classes to Title VII of the Ci…

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Your Business and The Law - We Are Here for You

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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