Donald F. Carney, Jr. , John J. Schrot, Jr. and Harvey B. Wallace II have been included in the annual list of “Top Lawyers” of the Michigan Super Lawyers in consumer practice areas. Mr. Carney was recognized in the area of Estate and Trust Litigation, Mr. Schrot for Family Law, and Mr. Wallace in the […]Read more.
The Detroit Association of Realtors (DAR) has named Randolph Barker, a shareholder in the firm’s Business Practice Group, as its 2017 Realtor of the Year. This award is given annually in recognition of a distinguished member’s outstanding leadership and service for the association, the community and the real estate industry. Mr. Barker, who is also […]Read more.
Pictured above are Jeffrey White, Director of the Richmond-Lenox EMS Ambulance Authority, and David Foy, Berry Moorman P.C. law firm partner, who helped celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Richmond-Lenox EMS/SMART headquarters building during a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony.Read more.
Berry Moorman attorneys Sheryl Laughren, David Foy, Randy Barker and Andrea Pike will present “Leaving Us – Don’t Forget your Non-Compete!” at the American Society of Employers’ Sixth Annual Employment Law Workshop on August 17, 2017, to be held at Schoolcraft College – VistaTech Center in Livonia. The presentation will cover various types of restrictive […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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, […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
House Passes Amendment to Fair Labor Standards Act Which Would Bring Compensatory Time Off To The Private SectorPosted May 30, 2017.
By David M. Foy, Esq. If adopted by the Senate, H.R. 1180, titled the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017,” would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (codified as 29 U.S.C. 207). The bill would allow private sector employers to offer, and employees to accept, time off in lieu of overtime pay at […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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