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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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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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Consumer Scams Abound: Preying on Fears Generated by the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Patricia Stamler, Shareholder In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic we have been inundated with a 24-hour daily news cycle informing us of the spread of the virus, the death toll and the growing number of hospitalizations. Those…

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Are There Exemptions to Michigan’s COVID-19 Stay In Place Executive Order?

By Matthew J. Turchyn, Esq. I have the answer for you!  This update contains information about how the Coronavirus pandemic impacts workers and businesses in Michigan.  Let’s first review and understand why the COVID-19 “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order…

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How to Survive Life in Self Quarantine with your Spouse

By Attorney Lisa D. Stern, Esq. I am a family law (divorce) attorney writing this article from my home office. Unlike most of you, I am not actually in quarantine, but on medical leave. Over the last two weeks I…

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The Department of Justice’s Statistical Data Reveals it Pays to be a Whistleblower!

By Attorney Patricia Stamler, Esq. On January 9, 2020, the United States Department of Justice’s press release announced data regarding the monetary recoveries exceeding $3 billion under the False Claims Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The press release can…

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Wipe Your Criminal Slate Clean – Get a Fresh Start

By Attorneys Walter Piszczatowski and Michael Rex Criminal convictions, both felony and misdemeanor, trigger a vast array of civil disabilities and collateral consequences that relegate many to a second-class citizen status. Not only do most employers conduct background…

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Can You Keep a (Trust) Secret?

By Attorney Kenneth F. Silver A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about how one cannot keep a will secret postmortem. But the same issue also comes up often with respect to trusts. The answer this…

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Understanding how intellectual property is protected in Michigan

Protecting their creations through patents, trademarks and copyrights may be vital to people maintaining the integrity of their intellectual property. Intellectual property – creations of the human mind – are essential to people’s and business’ operation and success. Unfortunately, the…

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