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A Stockholder/Member Buy Sell Agreement – An Estate Plan for Your Business

A Stockholder/Member Buy Sell Agreement – An Estate Plan for Your Business

Just like individuals, businesses need an estate plan, except with a business, such an agreement is called a Shareholder Agreement, a Member Agreement, or a Buy Sell Agreement. For the purposes of this article, I will refer to it as a “Buy Sell Agreement.”

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Posted on December 13, 2017

Employers Beware: Answering Calls and Emails from Home is Compensable Work Time

Employers Beware: Answering Calls and Emails from Home is Compensable Work Time

While some employers permit exempt employees to telecommute for these purposes, others might also inadvertently authorize non-exempt employees to put in some hours off the clock. However, employers should beware as certain employee tasks could constitute compensable “work time.”

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Posted on December 11, 2017

Insuring Your Business: Five Things to Consider

Insuring Your Business: Five Things to Consider

Reviewing the provisions of an insurance policy can be an exercise in frustration. Multiple defined terms and seemingly contradictory clauses, inserted into text stretching 10, 20, 30, or even more pages is not necessarily something anyone wants to do. However, ensuring that you have the correct coverage for your business can protect you in the event of a loss or lawsuit. Instead of being something to ignore, your insurance policy should be required reading.

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Posted on December 07, 2017

TO AMEND YOUR ESTATE PLAN, OR NOT TO AMEND.

TO AMEND YOUR ESTATE PLAN, OR NOT TO AMEND.

While there is no universal rule as to when to update your estate plan, there are some common guideposts that should cause you to consider amending your estate plan. So, here are some suggestions, followed by a discussion of some common events which do not require immediate estate plan amendments.

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Posted on November 27, 2017

Kreis Enderle Attorney Serves as Judge for Mock Trial

Kreis Enderle Attorney Serves as Judge for Mock Trial

Saturday, November 18th, Kreis Enderle attorney, Amy Foerster, serves as judge for University of Michigan’s 3rd Annual Wolverine Classic Invitational Mock Trial Competition.

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Posted on November 22, 2017

Planning for Special Needs

Planning for Special Needs

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Posted on November 21, 2017

Kossen Appointed to Advisory Council of Women's Leadership Institute

Kossen Appointed to Advisory Council of Women's Leadership Institute

Kreis Enderle attorney, Kay Kossen, has been appointed to the advisory council of Olivet College Women’s Leadership Institute.

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Posted on November 15, 2017

Tom King Defends Two Matters In Supreme Court

Tom King Defends Two Matters In Supreme Court

Attorney Thomas G. King, has successfully defended two of our governmental clients in separate matters before the United States Supreme Court.

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Posted on November 15, 2017

Kreis Enderle Attorney Elected onto the State Bar of Michigan’s American Indian Law Section

Kreis Enderle Attorney Elected onto the State Bar of Michigan’s American Indian Law Section

Kreis Enderle attorney, Amy Foerster, was elected secretary of the State Bar of Michigan American Indian Law Section Council.

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Posted on October 05, 2017

Medical Technology Advancements and the Impact on Divorce Practice

Medical Technology Advancements and the Impact on Divorce Practice

At an increasing rate, couples are turning to assisted reproduction technologies (ART) to create families that are preferential in size and structure.

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Posted on October 02, 2017

Bobbi S. Hines joins Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins, & Borsos P.C.

Bobbi S. Hines joins Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins, & Borsos P.C.

Kreis Enderle is pleased to announce that attorney Bobbi S. Hines has joined the Firm as a member of the Estate Planning and Elder Law Practice Group.

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Posted on September 19, 2017

Collecting Your Money

Collecting Your Money

There are several options available to creditors after judgment is entered, some of which are more effective than others. - Article by Ray Schultz

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Posted on August 25, 2017

Lending and Michigan’s Domestic Asset Protection Trusts

Lending and Michigan’s Domestic Asset Protection Trusts

New under Michigan law are creditor protection trusts established pursuant to Michigan’s Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act. - Article by Ryan Conboy

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Posted on August 17, 2017

Gifting, Compensating and Selling Stock to Employees

Gifting, Compensating and Selling Stock to Employees

You, as the business owner, can give or sell at a discount to the employee some portion of your personal stock in the company. There are, however, tax matters to consider.

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Posted on August 09, 2017

Antenuptial Agreements and Equity

Antenuptial Agreements and Equity

Antenuptial (Prenuptial) Agreements are often thought of as the tool of a wealthy parent trying to protect the family’s wealth. But what exactly are these agreements? - Article by Ryan Conboy

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Posted on August 03, 2017

Michigan Asset Protection Trusts – What are they, and who can they benefit?

Michigan Asset Protection Trusts – What are they, and who can they benefit?

A DAPT is a tool that is used along with other estate planning and asset protection techniques. - Article by Kate Gadbois

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Posted on July 24, 2017

Tribal Casinos and the Framework of Workers’ Compensation

Tribal Casinos and the Framework of Workers’ Compensation

It is important for an employee to understand the system under which each tribally-run casino operates. - Article by Amy Foerster

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Posted on July 14, 2017

Preference Claims and Statutory Liens

Preference Claims and Statutory Liens

Mold builders and other statutory lienholders may be able to avoid preference claims, even if they fail to perfect their liens. - Article by Tom King

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Posted on June 15, 2017

Business Continuity and Transition Plans for Investment Advisors in Michigan

Business Continuity and Transition Plans for Investment Advisors in Michigan

Both Michigan and the federal government have proposed administrative rules that would require Investment Advisors to develop Business Continuity and Succession Plans. - Article by Dan McGlinn

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Posted on May 30, 2017

Kreis Enderle Awarded for Service to the Community

Kreis Enderle Awarded for Service to the Community

Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, P.C. has been awarded the 2016 United Way Gerard Thomas Community Law Challenge Award from United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region.

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Posted on May 09, 2017

Should You Contest a Will or Trust?

Should You Contest a Will or Trust?

If the amount of estate assets do warrant consideration of a will or trust contest, a disinherited person should carefully consider a few key questions. - Article by Sara Fazio

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Posted on May 08, 2017

Federal Marijuana Reform Could Be Just Around the Corner

Federal Marijuana Reform Could Be Just Around the Corner

On March 30, 2017, U.S. lawmakers announced the “Path to Marijuana Reform,” a package of three bills aimed at regulating marijuana more like alcohol and tobacco as opposed to heroin. - Article by Justin Wheeler

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Posted on April 12, 2017

Kreis Enderle Attorney Coaches Kalamazoo Central to Second Straight Mock Trial Title

Kreis Enderle Attorney Coaches Kalamazoo Central to Second Straight Mock Trial Title

The Kalamazoo Central High School varsity mock trial team won their second consecutive state championship on Saturday, March 25, with Kreis Enderle attorney, Nick Spigiel, as an attorney coach.

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Posted on April 11, 2017

The Lake Across the Street: Understanding Water Access Rights Along a Dedicated Roadway

The Lake Across the Street: Understanding Water Access Rights Along a Dedicated Roadway

If you own or are planning to purchase a property which is separated by road from a lake, it would be worth having an attorney and surveyor investigate your rights as to the access of the lake. - Article by Robb Krueger

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Posted on March 17, 2017

One Resolution That Can Save You Money On Your Real Property Taxes

One Resolution That Can Save You Money On Your Real Property Taxes

February is the perfect time to give your real property a tax check-up. - Article by Tom King

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Posted on February 13, 2017

Kreis Enderle Attorney Gives Back Through Big Brothers Big Sisters

Kreis Enderle Attorney Gives Back Through Big Brothers Big Sisters

We at Kreis Enderle are extremely proud of attorney Kay Kossen and all she means to the local community.

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Posted on February 06, 2017

Indications of Financial Elder Abuse

Indications of Financial Elder Abuse

The unlawful depletion of financial resources is particularly ruinous for the senior community because many are relying on their finances to pay for nursing home care. - Article by Jim Lance

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Posted on January 30, 2017

Increased Cybersecurity Scrutiny Brings New Focus on Improved Measures

Increased Cybersecurity Scrutiny Brings New Focus on Improved Measures

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a draft update on January 10 to its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. - Article by Elliott Church

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Posted on January 24, 2017

Alternative Sources of Funding for Michigan Small Business: Crowdfunding

Alternative Sources of Funding for Michigan Small Business: Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding allows entrepreneurs to bypass typical investors and connect directly with consumers who are genuinely interested in making the project creator’s vision a reality. - Article by Justin Wheeler

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Posted on December 28, 2016

Estate Planning for the Agribusiness: Like-Kind Exchanges

Estate Planning for the Agribusiness: Like-Kind Exchanges

Farmers that intend to retire and purchase real estate in Florida, Arizona or elsewhere, can take advantage of section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (“section 1031”), often referred to as a Like-Kind Exchange. - Article by Justin Wheeler

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Posted on December 16, 2016

Kreis Enderle Adds Two New Attorneys

Kreis Enderle Adds Two New Attorneys

Kate Gadbois and Amy Foerster have joined Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, P.C., Gadbois in the firm’s Kalamazoo office, and Foerster in the Battle Creek office.

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Posted on November 18, 2016

Kreis Enderle Attorneys Volunteer for United Way

Kreis Enderle Attorneys Volunteer for United Way

Kreis Enderle volunteered to repaint the walls of MRC artWorks to provide artists with a freshened space to work and present their art to the community.

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Posted on October 28, 2016

Medical Marijuana Laws Create New Business Opportunities in Michigan, But Not Without Risks

Medical Marijuana Laws Create New Business Opportunities in Michigan, But Not Without Risks

Although the new laws will create lucrative opportunities for those brave enough to enter the medical marijuana industry, those opportunities come with significant risks. - Article by Justin R. Wheeler

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Posted on October 12, 2016

Kreis Enderle Attorney Leads Upcoming Conference in Grand Rapids

Kreis Enderle Attorney Leads Upcoming Conference in Grand Rapids

Big Data Ignite 2016, held Sept. 29-30 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, is a workshop and conference that will bring together computing professionals, scientists, students, and tech companies to focus on cutting-edge data technologies and know-how.

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Posted on September 13, 2016

Hessen Named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyer

Hessen Named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyer

Stephen J. Hessen, partner at Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Borsos, PC in Kalamazoo, Mich., has been named to the Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Michigan for 2016.

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Posted on September 06, 2016

Tell a Compelling Narrative to Persuade the IRS to Accept Your Offer in Compromise

Tell a Compelling Narrative to Persuade the IRS to Accept Your Offer in Compromise

Sometimes a taxpayer can wipe their tax slate clean at a massive discount. If a taxpayer qualifies to make an Offer in Compromise (“OIC”), the IRS may accept less than the full amount a taxpayer owes. - Article by Justin Wheeler

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Posted on August 31, 2016

Is your sales representative commission policy ready for an employee departure?

Is your sales representative commission policy ready for an employee departure?

If your company does not have a sales commission agreement or has one that focuses solely on the amount of the commission payable, you are not ready for a commissioned employee who resigns or is terminated. - Article by Tom King

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Posted on August 11, 2016

Justin Wheeler Joins Kreis Enderle

Justin Wheeler Joins Kreis Enderle

Justin R. Wheeler has joined Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, P.C. as an associate attorney in the Grand Rapids office.

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Posted on July 29, 2016

Beach House - Know Michigan Water Rights: Riparian, Easement, or Access?

Beach House - Know Michigan Water Rights: Riparian, Easement, or Access?

Many dream of owning their own beach house. But before you get out your board shorts and sunglasses, there are a few legal concerns to keep in mind. - Article by Kay Kossen

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Posted on July 28, 2016

Kreis Enderle Sponsors SJHS 5K My School Color Run

Kreis Enderle Sponsors SJHS 5K My School Color Run

The race benefited the St. Joseph High School band program as they seek to purchase new uniforms.

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Posted on June 09, 2016

Lance to Be Honored for Elder Abuse Prevention Efforts

Lance to Be Honored for Elder Abuse Prevention Efforts

Kreis Enderle attorney Jim Lance will be honored at the First Annual Prevention Hero’s Award Ceremony by The Calhoun County Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition.

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Posted on June 03, 2016

McGlinn Featured in Craft Brewing Business

McGlinn Featured in Craft Brewing Business

An article by Kreis Enderle attorney Dan McGlinn was featured in Craft Brewing Business – a national trade publication for the rapidly growing craft and home brewing industries.

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Posted on May 26, 2016

Newly Minted Adults: It’s Never Too Early for Estate Planning

Newly Minted Adults: It’s Never Too Early for Estate Planning

As a young adult, you may think it is way too early in life to consider estate planning. However, estate planning goes beyond wills and trusts and making arrangements for gifting of your property at death. - Article by Ryan Conboy

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Posted on May 18, 2016

Fazio Gives Back Through Youth Soccer Program

Fazio Gives Back Through Youth Soccer Program

At Kreis Enderle, we put great emphasis on giving back to the community. Attorney Sara Fazio is doing just that – with soccer.

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Posted on May 04, 2016

Durable Power of Attorney: Planning for Disability

Durable Power of Attorney: Planning for Disability

There is a fine line between making bad choices and legal incapacity, and a child or elderly adult may need the careful advice of an attorney to help them through these tough legal issues. - Article by Kay Kossen

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Posted on April 15, 2016

Spigiel Coaches Kalamazoo Central to State Title

Spigiel Coaches Kalamazoo Central to State Title

The Kalamazoo Central High School varsity mock trial team won a state championship with Kreis Enderle attorney, Nick Spigiel, as an attorney coach.

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Posted on March 24, 2016

Western Michigan University Honors Bob Borsos

Western Michigan University Honors Bob Borsos

Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, P.C. is pleased to congratulate Bob Borsos for receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Carl and Winifred Lee Honors College of Western Michigan University (WMU).

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Posted on March 08, 2016

Subordination Agreements, Tools to Solve Your Financing Puzzle

Subordination Agreements, Tools to Solve Your Financing Puzzle

What can you do if your lender, to whom you’ve already pledged all of your assets, won’t lend you additional funds to purchase something critical for your business? - Article by Ryan Conboy

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Posted on February 17, 2016

You Have to Pay Those Real Property Taxes...But Maybe It Can Be Less

You Have to Pay Those Real Property Taxes...But Maybe It Can Be Less

The start of a new year is a popular time for self-assessments, check-ups and resolutions. Resolving to give your real property a tax check-up in late January or early February can not only provide assurance that your holdings are not being overly taxed, but it might also save you money. - Article by Tom King

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Posted on January 29, 2016

Representation and Warranty Insurance

Representation and Warranty Insurance

One of the most stressful parts for any stockholder selling a business is addressing the representations and warranties that are always required by a purchaser. - Article by Dan McGlinn

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Posted on January 21, 2016

Guarantying Payment of Your Business’s Debt: Details that Matter When Borrowing for Your Business

Guarantying Payment of Your Business’s Debt: Details that Matter When Borrowing for Your Business

Steve Jobs once said, “Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right.” This is especially true if the organized business entity in which you have an ownership interest is borrowing funds. - Article by Ryan Conboy

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Posted on January 15, 2016

Boerigter Recognized for Pro Bono Work

Boerigter Recognized for Pro Bono Work

Attorney James C. Boerigter is well known and well respected for his dedication to providing help to those who otherwise would not be able to afford legal services.

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Posted on December 04, 2015

Kreis Enderle Sponsors 100 Women Strong Luncheon

Kreis Enderle Sponsors 100 Women Strong Luncheon

Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, P.C. is proud to be a part of this important event.

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Posted on October 19, 2015

Winning On the Tort Threshold in Third Party No-Fault Litigation through Motion Practice

Winning On the Tort Threshold in Third Party No-Fault Litigation through Motion Practice

Winning on the tort threshold during motion practice is possible, but it requires careful case development through discovery. - Article by Steve Staple

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Posted on October 07, 2015

Steve Hessen Named Super Lawyer for Third Consecutive Year

Steve Hessen Named Super Lawyer for Third Consecutive Year

Kreis Enderle is pleased to congratulate Steve Hessen on this wonderful accomplishment.

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Posted on October 06, 2015

Three Kreis Enderle Attorneys Named Rising Stars for 2015

Three Kreis Enderle Attorneys Named Rising Stars for 2015

Kreis Enderle commends Sara Fazio, David Hill and Jim Lance on their well-deserved recognition.

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Posted on October 06, 2015

Remember to Fund Your Trust

Remember to Fund Your Trust

Simply creating your Trust is not enough. You must have an ongoing strategy. - Article by Jim Lance

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Posted on October 02, 2015

A Multi-Billion Dollar Problem: Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

A Multi-Billion Dollar Problem: Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

Michigan law provides some corrective measures to address the financial exploitation of the elderly, but as with one’s health, preventative measures are far more effective. - Article by Steve Staple

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Posted on September 28, 2015

Tom King Selected as Chairperson of Economic Development Workshop

Tom King Selected as Chairperson of Economic Development Workshop

Kreis Enderle is pleased to congratulate Tom King on his recent appointment.

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Posted on September 24, 2015

Buying and Selling: What They Don’t Talk about on HGTV

Buying and Selling:  What They Don’t Talk about on HGTV

Buying a new home or selling an existing home can be an exciting and yet stressful time. There is one commonly overlooked item in the buying and selling process that can help avoid costs down the road. - Article by Nick Spigiel

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Posted on September 23, 2015

Incorporating Wearable Technology in Your No-Fault Insurance Defense Discovery Practices

Incorporating Wearable Technology in Your No-Fault Insurance Defense Discovery Practices

Wearable devices such as the FitBit can give even greater insight into the validity of personal injury claims. - Article by Steve Staple

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Posted on September 07, 2015

Top Five Tips for Purchasing a Condominium in Michigan

Top Five Tips for Purchasing a Condominium in Michigan

While we often conceptualize a condo as connected townhomes, you may be surprised to learn that there is another type of condo designation in Michigan. - Article by Kay Kossen

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Posted on August 31, 2015

"Furnishing" Alcohol to College Age Minors: Liability as a Homeowner

"Furnishing" Alcohol to College Age Minors: Liability as a Homeowner

Knowing the difference between "selling" and "furnishing" alcohol can save homeowners a great deal of trouble. - Article by Mark Kreter

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Posted on August 25, 2015

Disability Provisions in a Shareholder or Operating Agreement

Disability Provisions in a Shareholder or Operating Agreement

It is important to understand the provisions in a Shareholder or Operating Agreement, especially when there are unexpected life events. - Article by Bob Borsos

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Posted on August 03, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling Resuscitates Underwater Second Mortgage Holder Protection

Supreme Court Ruling Resuscitates Underwater Second Mortgage Holder Protection

On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that junior mortgages may remain as secured claims. - Article by Tom King

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Posted on June 03, 2015

Not Everyone Is Entitled to a Jury Trial

Not Everyone Is Entitled to a Jury Trial

The right to a jury trial does not apply to certain corporate shareholder claims in Michigan. - Article by Steve Hessen

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Posted on April 23, 2015

The Law of Unintended Consequences: Potential Traps of Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

The Law of Unintended Consequences: Potential Traps of Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

When considering estate-planning scenarios, it will be well worth the time to discuss your ideas with a qualified estate advisor. - Article by Janice Peters

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Posted on March 31, 2015

Forfeiture or Foreclosure: Two Land Contract Default Remedies

Forfeiture or Foreclosure: Two Land Contract Default Remedies

Understanding the pros and cons of a seller's two legal options once a purchaser defaults on a land contract. - Article by Jim Lance

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Posted on March 02, 2015

McGlinn and Kosydar Quoted in Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Hoops Abound When Starting a Microbrew

McGlinn and Kosydar Quoted in Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Hoops Abound When Starting a Microbrew

McGlinn and Kosydar quoted in the Grand Rapids Business Journal article on Microbreweries.

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Posted on February 23, 2015

Kreis Enderle Sponsors Twin City Players’ production of “Little Women”

Kreis Enderle Sponsors Twin City Players’ production of “Little Women”

Kreis Enderle is pleased to show its support for this upcoming production.

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Posted on January 30, 2015

Expect to Inspect: The Only Common Sense Approach to Buying Real Estate

Expect to Inspect: The Only Common Sense Approach to Buying Real Estate

What to expect when purchasing property. - Article by Jeffrey D. Swenarton

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Posted on January 26, 2015

Drilling Down Into Buying or Selling a Dental Practice in Michigan

Drilling Down Into Buying or Selling a Dental Practice in Michigan

Important issues to consider when buying or selling a dental practice in Michigan. Article by Dan McGlinn

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Posted on January 19, 2015

Division of Retirement Assets in a Divorce

Division of Retirement Assets in a Divorce

It is important to evaluate your options when dividing retirement assets in a divorce. - Article by Russ Kreis

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Posted on January 05, 2015

The End of January is Near: Time for a Real Property Tax Checkup

The End of January is Near: Time for a Real Property Tax Checkup

Giving your real property a tax checkup early in the year could save you money now and in the future. - Article by Tom King

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Posted on December 30, 2014

Implications of Court Decisions Regarding Defense of Nuisance Suits for Farmers Under Right to Farm

Implications of Court Decisions Regarding Defense of Nuisance Suits for Farmers Under Right to Farm

Understanding certain rights and protections of Michigan farmers. - Article by Robb Krueger

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Posted on December 22, 2014

Adding a Joint Owner to Your Account? Consider the Pitfalls and Alternatives

Adding a Joint Owner to Your Account? Consider the Pitfalls and Alternatives

Evaluating your options when considering the possibility of adding a joint owner to your account. - Article by Ryan Conboy

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Posted on December 12, 2014

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit May Reduce the Small Employer’s Cost of Providing Coverage

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit May Reduce the Small Employer’s Cost of Providing Coverage

Many small businesses remain concerned about the effects of the "Obamacare" on their employee health insurance plans. It is important to see if the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit is an option for your business. - Article by Janice Peters

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Posted on November 17, 2014

Temporary Delegation of Parental Powers

Temporary Delegation of Parental Powers

Parents, if you are unavailable to exercise your parental authority for any reason and have left your children in the care and custody of a non-parent, consider executing a delegation of authority. - Article by Ryan Conboy

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Posted on October 27, 2014

Kreis Enderle Attorneys Receive Super Lawyers Recognition

Kreis Enderle Attorneys Receive Super Lawyers Recognition

Super Lawyers has recently recognized four Kreis Enderle attorneys as top attorneys in the state.

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Posted on October 21, 2014

10 Rules for Avoiding Investment Scams

10 Rules for Avoiding Investment Scams

Fraudulent investment schemes run rampant, often with enticing guaranteed high rates of return. Here are ten rules for avoiding them. - Article by Sara Fazio

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Posted on October 17, 2014

Kreis Enderle Sponsors Grand Rapids Green Drinks Event

Kreis Enderle Sponsors Grand Rapids Green Drinks Event

Please join us at this month's Green Drinks event for an opportunity to network and develop innovative ideas.

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Posted on October 15, 2014

McNally Chosen as Continuing Education Panelist for Recent Commercial Realtor Summit

McNally Chosen as Continuing Education Panelist for Recent Commercial Realtor Summit

Kreis Enderle recognizes Ryan McNally for being chosen to present at a realtor summit this month.

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Posted on October 13, 2014

Fazio Speaks at 2014 Bankruptcy Seminar

Fazio Speaks at 2014 Bankruptcy Seminar

Kreis Enderle congratulates Sara Fazio on her recent presentation at the Western District Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar.

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Posted on October 09, 2014

Use a Certificate of Trust to Maintain Privacy

Use a Certificate of Trust to Maintain Privacy

If you value the private nature of your Michigan Trust, but face a request for your entire Trust to facilitate a transaction, know that under Michigan law the Certificate of Trust should, in most cases, be sufficient. - Article by Ryan Conboy

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Posted on October 06, 2014

Deeds Done Right

Deeds Done Right

Real estate transfers are accompanied by various potential pitfalls. Here are just a few of the issues involved of which you should be aware. - Article by Ryan McNally

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Posted on September 29, 2014

Five Things to Consider When Starting a Business

Five Things to Consider When Starting a Business

No matter how unique your planned business model may be, there are several key considerations you should be aware of in beginning your business venture. - Article by Mark Kreter

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Posted on September 22, 2014

Seller–Financed Sales . . . Don’t Forget the Security

Seller–Financed Sales . . . Don’t Forget the Security

Knowing the risks involved in the sale of a business and the means of protecting your interests can make all the difference in your financial security as you ride off into the sunset or begin a new chapter of your career. - Article by Ryan Conboy

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Posted on September 16, 2014

Kreis Enderle Sponsors Fort St. Joseph Conference

Kreis Enderle Sponsors Fort St. Joseph Conference

Explore the "Future of the Past" at Fort St. Joseph.

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Posted on September 11, 2014

Tom King Appointed Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer of the Gilmore Keyboard Festival

Tom King Appointed Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer of the Gilmore Keyboard Festival

Shareholder Tom King is acknowledged for providing new direction.

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Posted on September 10, 2014

You're in an Automobile Accident....Now What?

You're in an Automobile Accident....Now What?

Although it has been forty years since the enactment of the Michigan No-Fault Insurance Act, questions often arise about how it works and the benefits it provides to the injured parties. - Article by Mark Kreter

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Posted on September 08, 2014

When it's Not Enough to have a Will

When it's Not Enough to have a Will

You owe it to the most important people in your life to educate them on why your assets are divided in the way that they are. - Article by Steve Hessen

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Posted on August 25, 2014

An Estate Planning Cautionary Tale from a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

An Estate Planning Cautionary Tale from a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Family disputes over items of tangible personal property are frequent and can devolve into venomous affairs, irreparably fracturing familial relations and costing thousands of dollars in unnecessary legal fees. - Article by Steve Staple

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Posted on August 04, 2014

Mail and Phone Scams Targeted at Senior Citizens

Mail and Phone Scams Targeted at Senior Citizens

The elderly have long been a target for clever con artists seeking to make an easy buck through illicit means. Some scams, like the lost Prince of Nigeria email, have been around for decades, but other, more convincing scams have just begun to pop up in 2014. - Article by Kay Kossen

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Posted on July 29, 2014

What's on Tap to Open a Microbrewery in Michigan?

What's on Tap to Open a Microbrewery in Michigan?

So you want to open a microbrewery. If this desire is more than talk after downing a couple high alcohol percent beers, here’s a brief list of steps to move forward with your dream project. - Article by Dan McGlinn

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Posted on July 22, 2014

Protecting Your Organization Against Data Breach Liability

Protecting Your Organization Against Data Breach Liability

Data breaches can have significant reputational costs and also present the real threat of litigation or regulatory issues which could result in lost dollars from the bottom line. - Article by Nick Spigiel

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Posted on July 11, 2014

Spousal Support IS An Issue

Spousal Support IS An Issue

Often, when parties to a divorce are faced with multiple issues needing resolution, or are involved in a matter that does not seem difficult to resolve, spousal support is overlooked. - Article by Russ Kreis

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Posted on July 02, 2014