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False Claims Act Settlements and Judgments for Fiscal Year 202l Exceed $5.6 Billion

By Attorney: Patricia Stamler  Shareholder & Department Head-False Claims Act Litigation The Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) Acting Assistant Attorney General Boynton recently announced that the total False Claims Act (“FCA”) settlements and judgments recovered in FY 2021 exceeded $5.6 billion…

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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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Expansion of Unemployment Benefits: Green Light for Self-Employed and Independent Contractors to File for Benefits

By Shareholder Patricia Stamler Unemployment numbers have skyrocketed following COVID-19’s impact on the national and local economies. In response to this economic crisis, the State of Michigan and the federal government have passed laws which significantly expand eligibility for…

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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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