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Guaranteed payments: the equivalent of a salary for LLC members and partners

April 10 2015 Absent special elections to be taxed differently, partnerships and limited liability companies (referred to herein as "entities") with two or more…

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) now in effect

July 24 2014 The purpose of this Client Advisory is to address the risks associated with sending commercial electronic messages without complying with the…

We have a sheriff’s deed, but who pays association assessments?

June 26 2014 The Michigan Court of Appeals recently held that a purchaser pursuant to a sheriff's sale was responsible for condominium association fees due from…

Rental cottages and limits on federal income tax deductions

March 26 2014 It's a dilemma that many cottage owners face: you want to earn extra money while away from your cottage but you are worried about the hassles that…

Federal Appeals Court upholds $6.1 million fraud judgment against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

May 15 2014 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed a $6.1 million fraud judgment against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The Appeals…

Kids and money: once a millionaire, always a millionaire?

June 22 2015 Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal once spoke at an NCAA convention, where he discussed how he spent his first million dollars within 30 minutes of…

Release of personal information called ‘unlawful’ and a ‘threat to privacy’ in appeals brief

June 17 2015 After a federal district court dismissed a case filed against the EPA, thereby upholding the validity of the EPA's public release of personal…

Taxpayers can now appeal tax disputes to a court without first paying tax, penalties, and interest

June 17 2015 Michigan Taxpayers Now Have A Right To Appeal Tax Disputes to The Michigan Courts - Pre-Deprivation: SB 100 Enacted To Eliminate The Prepayment…

DEQ announces CAFO permit change to protect Michigan surface waters

June 12 2015 On May 4, 2015, Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced a change to its Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO)…

MDARD Workgroup recommends legislation to support urban livestock operations

June 10 2015 Property owners who want to start or expand commercial livestock operations are required to go through a site verification process designed to ensure…