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Welcome Relief for Survivors of Sexual Abuse: The State of Michigan Extends the Statute of Limitations in Civil and Criminal Cases

During my decades of legal practice, I have had the great honor to represent many courageous people who survived heinous acts of sexual abuse at the hands of their clergy, teachers, coaches, physicians, relatives or, other trusted adults in…

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Trademark rights and consumer confusion

Trademarks are of vital importance when it comes to developing and maintaining a brand. Trademarks help consumers identify brands they can trust. It helps them pick and choose where to spend their time and money among a host of…

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What to Know About Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Changes for 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“TCJA”) was enacted into law on December 22, 2017. The TCJA is regarded as the most sweeping tax reform legislation in more than three decades. Hertz Schram has put together the…

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9 Hertz Schram Attorneys Honored as Leading Lawyers

Congrats to everyone at our firm who worked hard this past year to receive the honor of a Leading Lawyer awards for 2018. Leading Lawyers is a top honor to receive in our industry. An attorney must be recommended…

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Over a Dozen Hertz Schram Attorneys Honored as Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

At Hertz Schram we believe in cultivating excellence. We’re always honored when our team is recognized in the legal community. This year over a dozen of our attorneys received the honor of a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. Super Lawyers…

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But I Never Received Notice!

A few years ago, I received a call from an elderly client (let’s call him “Fred”) in a panic. Fred told me that he went out to his lake cottage one spring for the first time since winter and…

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It’s Okay To Be A CPA Providing Services In The Medical Marijuana Industry

On May 19, 2017, the Michigan State Board of Accountancy and Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Bureau of Professional Licensing adopted guidance beneficial to CPAs. The guidance states that CPAs that are otherwise in compliance with…

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Is an Attorney a Member of a “Public Body” Under The Whistleblowers’ Protection Act?

On April 12, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments on an important issue for employees and employers under The Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA) in the case of McNeil-Marks v MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot. In McNeil-Marks,…

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Dude – Do I Really Have To Pay The Irs For Medical Marijuana Sales?

With the sale of medical marijuana and recreational cannabis in States that have legalized their sale, I am often asked whether a seller must pay federal tax on its sales proceeds. As a former IRS Agent, I tell them…

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Substantiating 401(K) Hardship Distributions – What Do I Have To Prove?

Many 401(k) plans provide that an employee participant can receive a distribution of his or her elective deferrals from the plan on account of a financial hardship. A hardship distribution is only permitted if the employee experiences an immediate…

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