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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

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

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

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

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

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