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Contract Attorney’s Quest for Overtime Pay Fails

On December 30, 2015, a federal court in New York dismissed Plaintiff William Henig’s claim against the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP and the legal staffing firm Providus, for overtime wages…

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Can Your Lawyer Inherit Your Assets?

Is it acceptable practice for a lawyer to prepare estate planning documents that leave a client’s assets to him or her? A very interesting case pending before the Michigan Supreme Court should answer this question. The Michigan Code of…

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Conduit Loans Are Back…proceed With Caution

Attention Michigan owners of commercial real estate; conduit lending has made a dramatic comeback from the crash of 2008. It took some time but conduit loans have been readily available for qualified projects, not just trophy properties, even in…

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Too Soon to Enforce a Non-Compete?

Employers routinely require employees to sign a non-compete agreement, in order to prevent them from taking customers, business opportunities, and confidential information to a competitor. “Continued at-will employment” was historically deemed adequate consideration for such agreements in Michigan. An…

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Gary Remer Joins Hertz Schram, P.C.

Hertz Schram is pleased to announce that Gary Remer, one of Michigan’s top franchise attorneys, joined the firm to lead our Franchise and Employee Benefit Plan practices. Gary will continue to advise business owners, including franchisors and franchisees, on…

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13 Hertz Schram Attorneys Recognized as Leading Lawyers

Hertz Schram is pleased to announce that 13 of its attorneys were recognized by Leading Lawyers for being at the top of their fields of expertise and for outstanding client service: Howard Hertz, Entertainment Law Bradley Schram, Securities and Business Law Victor M. Norris,…

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Eight Hertz Schram Attorneys Honored in DBusiness

Hertz Schram is pleased to announce that 8 of our attorneys were selected to appear in DBusiness Top Lawyers for 2016. DBusiness, publication of Hour Media, is one of the leading business journals in…

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Considering Not Filing the Property Transfer Affidavit? Don’t Even Think About It!

Prior to 1995, real property in Michigan was taxed at its “assessed value”; that is, at 50% of its true cash value, which Michigan courts deem synonymous with fair market value. This meant that taxes on real property went…

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Michigan Court of Appeals Issues Decision Regarding Grandparent Visitation Statute

Ending 10 years of uncertainty and inconsistent rulings at the trial court level, the Michigan Court Appeals opened the door for grandchildren in the State to have a meaningful relationship with their grandparents. In a decision reached last week,…

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Must the POSSIBILITY of Obtaining a Zoning Variance Be Considered When Appealing a Property Tax Assessment?

When Appealing a Michigan Property Tax Assessment, Must the Possibility of Obtaining a Zoning Variance Be Considered in Determining the Property’s True Cash Value? The Answer: It depends! MS v. City of Brighton, 2015 Mich. App. LEXIS 799 (Apr. 21, 2015), highlights…

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