“Agents Beware”- IRS Sets New Trap

With its increasing attention on foreign accounts maintained by US taxpayers, the IRS recently published its Reference Guide on the “Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts” (FBAR). For the past several years the IRS has required that 

“a United States person must file an FBAR if that person has a financial interest in or signature authori…

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Michigan Boosts Minimum Hourly Wage

The minimum wage will experience an increase as Governor Rick Snyder signed Public Act 138 of 2014 on Tuesday, effectively raising Michigan’s minimum wage by 25 percent over the next four years.  The bill will raise the hourly minimum wage to $9.25 by 2018.  The legislature passed the bill and Governor Snyder signed it into law just one day before …

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Agribusiness Newsletter: EPA Proposes Changes & Keeping the Farm in the Family

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Business & Real Estate Newsletter: Small Business, Forming Corporations & Intellectual Property

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Judicial Invasion Into The Peer Review Privilege

Recently, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a sanction of almost $54,000 imposed against a hospital and its defense attorney in a surgical Bovie burn case. In Harrison v Munson, the trial court imposed the sanction (which was the amount plaintiff incurred in prosecuting the action) after it reviewed an incident report in camera and decided the d…

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