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  • Randy Barker Hosts Detroit Real Estate Radio Show

    Posted May 23, 2017.

    Randy Barker, a shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, is co-host of a weekly podcast discussing current events in the Detroit real estate market . The show’s primary audience includes real estate professionals, investors and developers in Detroit and the surrounding area. During the May 17, 2017 show, Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree […]

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    Randy Barker Sworn in as Director of the Detroit Association of Realtors

    Posted February 22, 2017.

    Randy Barker, a shareholder in Berry Moorman’s Business Practice Group, was sworn in as a Director  of the Detroit Association of Realtors on February 21, 2017 by Wayne County Executive Warren Evans.  Mr. Barker, who is also a licensed real estate broker, serves clients in the full panopoly of real estate matters, including transactional, financing and […]

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    Berry Moorman Attorney Tim Harden Presents Tax Seminar for Real Estate Brokers and Agents

    Posted February 15, 2017.

    On February 3, 2017 Tim Harden presented an income tax seminar at the Keller Williams office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Harden is a tax attorney experienced in tax planning for business owners and fixing problems with the IRS. He discussed the tax return process for real estate brokers and salespersons, from how to stay […]

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    Berry Moorman Attorney Tim Harden Presents Tax Seminar for Real Estate Brokers and Agents

    Posted February 7, 2017.

    On January 19, 2017 Tim Harden presented an income tax seminar at the 3DX Real Estate office in Novi, Michigan. Mr. Harden is a tax attorney experienced in tax planning for business owners and fixing problems with the IRS. He discussed the importance of business and tax planning for real estate brokers and salespersons, strategies […]

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    Berry Moorman Attorney Tim Harden Presents Tax Seminar for Real Estate Brokers and Agents

    Posted February 7, 2017.

    On January 18, 2017 Tim Harden presented an income tax seminar at the Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel office in Birmingham, Michigan. Mr. Harden is a tax attorney experienced in tax planning for business owners and fixing problems with the IRS. He discussed the importance of business and tax planning for real estate brokers and salespersons, […]

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    John Schrot Appointed to State Bar Family Law Section Committee

    Posted December 19, 2016.

    John Schrot is serving as Co-Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section’s Ad Hoc Committee for a Twenty Year Review of the Family Court system in Michigan.  He is co-chairing the committee with the Honorable Richard Halloran, Wayne County Circuit Court (Family Division) Judge and present Chair of the Section’s Family Law […]

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    Berry Moorman Attorneys Named to DBusiness Top Lawyers 2017 List

    Posted December 5, 2016.

    Three Berry Moorman attorneys were recognized by DBusiness Magazine as the Top Lawyers 2017. Attorney Don Carney was recognized for his work in Trusts and Estates. Attorney Harvey B Wallace II was recognized for his work in Employee Benefits Law, and Nonprofit/Charities Law. Attorney Thomas M. Sullivan was recognized for his work in Nonprofit/Charities Law

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    Berry Moorman Attorney Harvey B. Wallace II named to Best Lawyers in America

    Posted December 5, 2016.

    Attorney Harvey B. Wallace II has been included in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Trust and Estates Law and Non-Profit/Charities Law.

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    Attorney Patrice Ticknor Met with Residents of Stilwell Manor, Senior Housing in Warren

    Posted November 22, 2016.

    Attorney Patrice Ticknor met with residents of Stilwell Manor senior housing in Warren on June 23, 2016.  Ms. Ticknor’s presentation covered the key decisions, issues, and documents involved in putting in place an effective plan to deal with disability, the distribution of assets on death, and other related issues.  A lively question and answer period […]

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    BERRY MOORMAN, P.C. ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2016 SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS LIST

    Posted November 16, 2016.

    September 1, 2016 Nine attorneys from Berry Moorman, P.C. have been named by the 2016 Super Lawyers list. Four of these attorneys are resident in the firm’s Birmingham office and five are resident in the firm’s Detroit office. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in Michigan are named to Super Lawyers […]

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  • Michigan Eliminates Dower

    Posted March 17, 2017.

    Effective April 7, 2017, Governor Snyder approved legislation that eliminates statutory and common law dower rights in Michigan. Dower is a legal protection for women that dates back to a period when women were not able to own real estate. Dower helped to prevent a husband from conveying a marketable real estate title without his […]

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    Court Decision Blocks New Fair Labor Standards Act Salary Basis Rule

    Posted December 5, 2016.

    By Randolph T. Barker, Esq. The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay and recordkeeping standards for covered employees who are not otherwise exempt from its requirements.  Under the FLSA, an employee is exempt from entitlement to overtime pay if they (a) earn at least $455 per week ($23,660 annually) – known […]

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    Unpaid Interns – Free Labor?

    Posted November 23, 2016.

    By Sandro DiMercurio, Esq. A long-standing practice among “for profit” private employers has been the use of unpaid student interns as a means of providing real-life experience as they advance their education. Such internships, which commonly bring the students into the employer’s workplace and operations, can quickly run afoul of the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

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    $20 Million Wrongful Conviction Settlement Is Marital Property In Divorce

    Posted November 23, 2016.

    By John J. Schrot, Jr., Esq. Be careful with what you ask for. An Illinois man who was awarded a $20 million wrongful-conviction settlement has to divide same with the woman he met and married while in prison but is now divorcing. He cannot exclude this fortune from the marital estate, on a claim that […]

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    FASTLANE TO TAX EXEMPT STATUS? The IRS 1023-EZ Application

    Posted November 23, 2016.

    By Timothy E. Harden, Esq. Are you looking for an easier and quicker way to obtain tax exempt status for your charity? If so, read on to see if filing IRS Form 1023-EZ is right for you. A Streamlined Application Process Similar in some respects to filing an Form 1040-EZ tax return, the IRS Form […]

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    MiABLE Accounts Are Up And Running

    Posted November 23, 2016.

    By Patrice M. Ticknor, Esq. The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (“ABLE Act”) now allows certain disabled individuals to save and invest money without jeopardizing their eligibility for needs based public benefit programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”). Disabled people and their family members and friends now can contribute up to […]

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    A Custodial Black Hole: Parenting Rights In A Post-Marriage Equality Act World

    Posted July 15, 2016.

    By John J. Schrot, Jr., Esq. Technology continues to outpace the law, and logically will always do so. Family Law is not immune from the adverse consequences of playing catch-up. The repercussions are especially difficult when it affects the best interest of children. The United States Supreme Court in June, 2015, in a 5-to-4 decision […]

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    Governor Snyder Signs Into Law the “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act”

    Posted May 31, 2016.

    By Timothy E. Harden, Esq. The “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act” will take effect on June 27, 2016.  What is it, and why was it thought to be necessary?  Read on to find out. What is the Act? This Act allows a fiduciary who falls into one of four categories to access your “digital […]

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    What is Gun Trust and Do I Need One?

    Posted May 16, 2016.

    By Randolph T. Barker, Esq. With greater nationwide discussion regarding the use and ownership of firearms, a commonly-overlooked issue relates to the transfer of those firearms to beneficiaries upon death. It is estimated that nearly 40% of households in the United States own one or more firearms, and compliance with state and federal laws is […]

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    Does Your Commercial Insurance Policy
    Contain A Protective Safeguard
    Endorsement? Should It?

    Posted May 13, 2016.

    By Mark E. Straetmans, Esq. A common endorsement often found in commercial property insurance policies is the Protective Safeguards Endorsement (“PSE”). This endorsement is often added to a policy because the insured property is equipped with some mechanism that arguably lessens the risk of loss assumed by the insurance company issuing the policy. Typical safeguard devices […]

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