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Court confirms difference between Ponzi schemes, intentional misconduct

In 2012, The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court decision that would have ordered the American Cancer Society to pay back nearly a quarter million dollars in donations. The court came to its decision after deliberating whether…

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Choosing a business structure for a new Michigan business

This article looks at how choosing the right business structure can impact a new business in Michigan. Michigan can be a great place to start a new business. As Inc.com reports, Michigan was recently ranked the fourth-most small-business-friendly state in…

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An introduction to the SEC’s whistleblower program

In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act established a new whistleblower program run by the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, to help quickly identify SEC violations, including fraud. It is important that those in the finance industry understand how the…

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Benefits of Blowing the Whistle Under the False Claims Act

Attorney Patricia Stamler is pleased to announce the resolution of a claim that her clients, Scott Stone and Bethany McKinley, who served as Relators (whistleblowers) in a case brought on behalf of the United States of America against…

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What’s an SNDA and Do I Need One?

By Attorney Laurie Raab  My landlord defaulted on its mortgage, and I’m being evicted. Huh? How is that possible when I have a lease? If there was a mortgage on the property at the time you entered into your lease,…

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You Can’t Keep a (Will) Secret!

Can you keep a secret…? If so, how long?   For the answer to the above questions, please read the below blog written by Attorney Kenneth Silver to see why you shouldn’t!  One of the most common questions…

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Entrepreneurs need to start the succession process

It’s every entrepreneur’s dream to start a successful business and possibly pass their company onto the next generation. However, it’s not as easy as stating who inherits your business when you retire. Every company needs a succession plan for the…

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Preparing for the Imminent Crackdown on Payroll and Employment Practices

Federal and State Law impose a vast framework of laws and rules governing employer obligations and employee rights, creating a spider-web ripe for mistakes, abuse and litigation. On Monday 4/22/2019, Michigan’s new Attorney General Dana Nessel announced her intention…

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Dissolve a partnership without ruining a company

Starting a business on your own is incredibly difficult. It makes sense that you would recruit a friend or associate to be a business partner – someone who will support you and wants to see your business succeed. However, partnerships…

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Artist sues Ariana Grande for copyright infringement

Pop star Ariana Grande is being sued for copyright infringement. According to the Associated Press, artist Vladmir Kush alleges images from her “God is a Woman” video are nearly identical to two of his paintings. The image in question is a…

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