Legal Alert: Governor Snyder Approves Changes to Michigan Workers’ Compensation Law

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February's Final Friday Spent Collecting Jeans Day Donations For St. Baldrick's Foundation

In 1999, colleagues Tim Kenny, John Bender and Enda McDonnell asked each other a simple question: "What can we give back as a token of gratitude for our success?" And with that question, an idea was born. For this month’s Final Friday, Smith Haughey will be collecting Jeans Day donations to donate to the largest private funder of childhood cancer r…

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Choosing the Right Entity: Limited Liability Companies

Over this past year, we have discussed the different types of entities that are available to individuals that are looking to start a business. Thus far, we have specifically addressed some of the benefits and drawbacks associated with c-corporations and s-corporations. This week, we are going to discuss limited liability companies or LLCs and addre…

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Simple Wills: What you don’t know will cost you (and your loved ones)

We regularly get requests for “simple wills” from our clients. Perhaps our humility or our desires to feel “normal” lead us to think we only need something simple. Or, if you’re like many, you’d prefer to be a smart shopper and save money whenever possible. We wholeheartedly work to simplify our clients’ lives, but most people’s lives are far from …

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How to Lose a Trademark

Trademarks are among the most important assets of any company, as they serve to enable a business to develop a distinctive brand reputation in the marketplace in association with the goods and services it offers. Companies generally try to protect their trademarks, but sometimes, despite the best of intentions, a company can endanger its trademark …

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