Choosing the Right Entity: Corporations Explained

When advising clients that are getting ready to start a business or looking to protect assets, generally the first question that arises relates to the type of entity that they should form. Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to entity structures. Given that there are numerous entity forms available, choosing the right one f…

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Estate Planning After Obergefell

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided in a five-to-four decision that states must recognize and allow marriage between same-sex couples. In short, the decision found that who a person loves, develops a relationship with, and then marries is a fundamental liberty to which all Americans are entitled. The Obergefell case consisted …

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Protecting Your Legacy: Estate Planning for Creatives and Their Loved Ones

If you’re a photographer, author, musician, visual artist, or software coder, chances are you know a little bit about copyright law. You’re probably aware that, as a copyright holder, you have a bundle of exclusive rights at your disposal, including the right to make copies of the work, make new works based upon the original (derivative works), sel…

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Business & Real Estate Newsletter: Multiemployer Plan Liability, Quiet Titles and Seven Ways to Protect the Business

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Michigan Supreme Court Holds Facts Contained in Peer Review Incident Report are Privileged and Protected

The Michigan Supreme Court has issued its eagerly-awaited written opinion in the Krusac v. Covenant Medical Center matter. In Krusac, the trial court ordered the production of the objective facts contained in a hospital incident report in reliance on the Harrison v. Munson decision, which held in part that the peer review privilege does not protect…

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