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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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Michigan Abolishes Dower Rights

Effective April 6, 2017, dower rights in Michigan are abolished. Dower is a centuries old legal principle that a wife has an interest in a portion of all real property owned by her husband during their marriage. The common…

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YOU BLEEPING “&#+%”

Using the words “you bleeping &#+%” (insert your favorite expletives) is never the best way to motivate your employees. And yet sometimes we still want to say it. How can we encourage our employees to do their best work…

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PLEASE RELEASE ME

“Release Me” was a popular song written by Eddie Miller and Robert Yount in 1949 and made into an international hit by Englebert Humperdinck in 1967. The opening line of the song “[Please release me, let me go,” is…

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10 Hertz Schram Attorneys Receive Super Lawyer 2016

Hertz Schram is proud to announce that 10 of our attorneys have been named for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than…

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8 Hertz Schram Attorneys Honored as 2017 Top Lawyers by Dbusiness

Hertz Schram is pleased to announce that eight of our attorneys were selected to appear in DBusiness Top Lawyers for 2017. DBusiness, publication of Hour Media, is one of the leading business journals in the Detroit area. Over 19,000…

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Hertz Schram Partner, Lisa D Stern Receives Best in Michigan for Client Satisfaction

Lisa D Stern, Partner, Family Law, was elected 2016 American Institution of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best in Michigan for Client Satisfaction for her exceptional work in family law. Selection criteria focused on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards…

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Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and Hertz Schram PC Present Information Toolbox: Meeting the CPA’s Needs

Schram PC Present Information Toolbox: Meeting the CPA’s Needs Hertz Schram PC, one of the region’s leading law firms, is pleased to announce it is partnering with the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), to present the Information Toolbox: Meeting…

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Recently-Enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act Requires Employer Disclosure of Whistleblower Immunity

New remedies for trade secret holders have stolen the headlines about the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016. However, the new law also provides substantial whistleblower protection for employees…

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