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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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