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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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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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The “solopreneurs” Ultimate 401(k) Plan

GREAT NEWS! Your business is going like gang busters. You want to start putting money into retirement. You have no employees but yourself. What type of retirement plan it right for you? Perhaps a 401(k) plan is the answer…

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Plaintiffs In Pension Plan Class Action Win Again!

Underwood v. Carpenters Pension Trust Fund Detroit & Vicinity (“Pension Plan”) et. al. Case No. 2:13-cv-14464; U.S. Dist. Ct. E.D. Mich.; Hon. Laurie J. Michelson For those of you who have been following this Pension…

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Who Really Owns Your Facebook Posts?

Another year has likely brought about another round of faux legalese to your Facebook news feed. If you have been on Facebook within the last week or two, you have probably seen something like this: “Channel 13 News was just…

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The Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies The Confusing Theory Of Conversion

Hertz Schram attorneys Deborah Lapin and Matthew Turchyn recently obtained a favorable opinion on behalf of Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC in the Michigan Court of Appeals in Sutter v Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, Case No. 320704 (April 21, 2015). The…

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