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Primer on Crowdfunding 2018

By Randolph M. Wright With entrepreneurs facing difficulties raising enough funding for their startups, crowdfunding has become increasingly popular. Crowdfunding involves using social networking and a strong product campaign to gather support from the general public...

Unmarried Cohabitation Relationships

By John Schrot, Jr. A client recently advised me that her daughter became engaged and the couple plan to marry in the near future.  As the intended couple have only known each other briefly, she further related her belief that the couple should in the interim...

A La Carte Legal Services – Limited Scope Representation

Many low and medium income individuals and small business owners involved in a legal dispute are left with the choice of suffering without access to justice or attempting to represent themselves.  As the number of self-represented litigants in Michigan continues to...

Tax Reform Is Here!

In somewhat of a surprising development, Congress passed and President Trump has signed the first significant overhaul of the tax code since 1986.  Prior to that, there was a lot of tinkering around the edges, including some fairly substantial tax cuts under the most...

Unpaid Interns – Free Labor?

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...

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

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...

MiABLE Accounts Are Up And Running

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...

What is Gun Trust and Do I Need One?

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...

Michigan Law Now Authorizes Designation of a Funeral Representative

NO NEED TO FIGHT OVER MY DEAD BODY! Michigan Law Now Authorizes Designation of a Funeral Representative Michigan law was recently amended to update and simplify the process for making and carrying out funeral arrangements after a person’s death.  2016 PA 57 revises...

Sixty Day IRA Rollovers – The One Per Year Rule Has Changed

By Patrice M. Ticknor, Esq. Generally, any amount distributed from a traditional IRA is includable in the account owner’s gross income. Section 408(d)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) allows the account owner to exclude from gross income any amount...

Conservation Easements

By Timothy E. Harden, Esq. I. Introduction: What is a Conservation Easement? What if you could preserve your property as farmland or wildlife habitat for future generations, and get a significant tax break while doing it? That is the allure of conservation easements....

Protecting Intellectual Property In Digital Marketing Assets

By John Wright, Esq. Small businesses can achieve big results from digital marketing efforts, but must take care to protect intellectual property from theft and infringement. Intellectual property found in digital marketing assets includes creative works subject to...

Social Security Changes and Divorce

The important news with Social Security is not that benefits are not being adjusted for the cost of living in 2016. Rather, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 1915, signed by President Obama into law on November 2, 2015, involves much more. The significant changes include...

Financing the Start Up Business

Financing the Start Up Business By: Randolph Wright, Esq. A newly formed or expanding business faces many obstacles, but raising enough financial capital remains one of the highest hurdles a startup will face. Traditional sources of funding have included qualifying...

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