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Undue Influence and the Presumption of Undue Influence

  “There is a benefit to clarity. Certainly, the fog surrounding how to apply a common law presumption of undue influence in jurisdictions, such as Michigan, needs to be lifted. This fog will not dissipate on its own and neither…

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2021 Update for Estate Planning Tax & Exemption Considerations

By Attorney Jeffrey A. Robbins The last year, particularly on account of the pandemic, has been a challenge to say the least. Hopefully, we will see a return to a more encouraging “normal.” Many of us remain concerned but are…

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Five Common Mistakes with “Do It Yourself” Estate Plans

By Attorney Laurie Raab Because of the pandemic, many people have become aware of the importance of creating or updating their estate planning documents. It may be tempting to create your own documents. Whether you are considering writing your…

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Important Information is Available Regarding the Edenville and Sanford Dam Failures

By Elizabeth C. Thomson, Esq. Hertz Schram filed a class action lawsuit in the Midland County Circuit Court in connection with the failure of the Edenville and Sanford Dams. Our investigation shows that Boyce Hydro LLC had a long…

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Don’t Risk it: Protect Your Finances From Coronavirus Complications

By Hertz Schram Many Americans spend a lot of time and effort in managing their finances. While most are worried about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact their income—whether that’s because they are temporarily furloughed, find themselves suddenly without a…

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Preparing for Coronavirus: The #1 Legal Document Every Adult Should Have

By Hertz Schram As the coronavirus continues to disrupt daily life and leave Americans uncertain of the future, you don’t have to feel helpless during this pandemic. In fact, now is a great time to be proactive and plan ahead…

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COVID-19 Update from Hertz Schram: New Rules & Opportunities for Business

By Hertz Schram  TO ALL OUR CLIENTS AND THEIR ADVISORS: First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are staying healthy during the pandemic. Congress has passed unprecedented legislation in response to the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Every…

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Are Non-US Employees Counted for Purposes of the Paycheck Protection Program? (PPP)

By Attorney Jeffrey A. Robbins, Esq. The U.S. Department of Treasury released on Monday, April 6, 2020, supplementary rules regarding the SBA Loan Programs by publishing an addendum the Interim Final Rule it released on Friday, April 3, 2020,…

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Interim Guidelines for the Paycheck Protection Program Under the Newly Enacted Cares Act

By Attorney Jeffrey A. Robbins, Esq. The U.S. Small Business Administration posted its interim final guidelines late yesterday (April 2, 2020) in anticipation of banks accepting applications starting Friday, April 3, 2020. You can view the newly released guidelines…

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Updated Loan Terms Re the Paycheck Protection Program Under the Newly Enacted Cares Act

By Attorney Kenneth F. Silver The Paycheck Protection Program rules are changing quickly. New updates came out yesterday from the U.S. Department of Treasury providing further guidance. A summary Informational Sheet can be located here. Applications can be…

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