Crowdfunding in Michigan

On December 30, 2013, Governor Rick Snyder signed Public Act 264 into law (MCL 451.2202a), thereby enacting the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption Act or MILE Act. The Mile Act established an intrastate registration exemption for crowdfunding in the state of Michigan. In enacting this legislation, the legislature intended to make it easier for star…

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Power of Attorney: What you need to know to enjoy your time away

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year: the school year! The kids are back in the swing of things and, as a result, you’re ready to start planning a kids-free getaway. But before you send the children off for a fun-filled vacation at Grandma’s or leave them with a family friend while you enjoy a relaxing getaway, there is one essential document …

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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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Final 2015 ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions Released

Today the IRS released the much anticipated final 2015 forms and instructions for Code Sections 6055 and 6056 reporting. Click on the links below to access these final forms and instructions: 

1094-B and 1095-B instructions 
1094-C and 1095-C instructions 

We will follow up with additional detail on these final Affordabl…

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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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