The 5 Characteristics of a Strong Merger & Acquisition

One of the fastest, and often most effective, ways to grow a small business is through mergers and acquisitions. This process, however, also comes with a lot of risk that cannot be ignored. Whether your business is looking to buy out another one, or you are looking for a potential buyer to acquire it, understanding key characteristics needed to successfully complete this type of process is essential. The following Read More

Understanding No-Fault Insurance in Michigan

Michigan is one of 12 states that have no-fault auto insurance, and one of just nine that require all drivers to purchase it. It is the only state with unlimited coverage. No-fault auto insurance is one of the most misunderstood forms of insurance, and all too often, the misinformation leads people who have been injured in an accident to have their claims wrongfully denied. Take some time to learn more about Read More

4 Essential Elements of a Licensing Agreement

One of the most lucrative types of business relationships today is one between a licensee and a licensor. In this relationship, the licensor has a product of some sort that they have the legal rights to, but doesn’t want to handle the marketing and selling of on its own. The licensee has the time and skills to market a product, but doesn’t have a product of its own. The two parties come together and create a Read More

New Supreme Court Opinion Affects Michigan Medical Bills

The Michigan Supreme Court has issued an opinion stating that medical providers no longer have a right to sue insurance companies directly in Michigan. The likely fallout from this decision is that providers will have to ask their patients to assign the right to sue, or else providers may be forced to sue their patients in order to have their bills paid (with the understanding that the patient will bring in the Read More

4 Types of Damages You May Be able to Recover in an Auto Accident Lawsuit

If you have been in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by another driver, you may have a lawsuit on your hands. When looking into a lawsuit, one of the first things to ask is what types of damages you may be able to recover. The answer to that question will depend on many factors, including how the accident happened, what the result of the accident was, and much more. The following are the most common types of Read More

Do’s & Don’ts of Talking to Your Boss About Missing Wages

When you get your paycheck from work, you expect that it will be for the correct amount. There are times, however, when something is inaccurate and needs to be corrected. While this may seem like an uncomfortable conversation to have with your boss, it is absolutely necessary because you earned that money and are legally entitled to it. IF you need to have this conversation, there are several ‘do’s and don’ts’ that Read More

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Signing a Severance Agreement

Losing your job can be a stressful and difficult experience. You’ll undoubtedly be wondering how you will pay your bills, where you will find a job, and much more. When a company terminates someone’s employment, it sometimes offers a severance agreement that includes a set amount of money to the employee in exchange for the employee’s agreement to not exercise rights which they might otherwise have. These things Read More

What to Do if You Believe You were a Victim of Discrimination

Nobody should have to endure discrimination anywhere they go, but especially not at their place of work. While a lot of progress has been made in this area, there are still many instances where an individual or a group of people face some sort of workplace discrimination based on factors like their gender, race, religion, and more. Whether this discrimination comes from management, or other employees, it should be Read More

The Importance of Inter-Owner Agreements

For many people, owning a business is an extremely rewarding way to make a living. When starting a new business, it is important to ensure that it is structured properly to avoid problems down the road. This is especially true when the business will have multiple owners. Type of Inter-Owner Agreement The specific type of inter-owner agreement will depend largely on the way the business is structured. Corporations, Read More

A Brief Guide to Michigan’s Protected Classes

I receive calls daily from workers across the State of Michigan who believe they have been wrongfully terminated or refused employment. However, even if your employer singles you out for termination or you are passed over for a position, that does not always mean that you have a case. If you are an employee or job applicant and you think that you have been discriminated against, you will need to know about the Read More