February 16, 2019

Aggrieved parties who cannot afford an attorney to handle a controversy involving $6,000.00 or less, may be enticed to file a claim in the small claims division of the district court rather than the district court.

Michigan district courts have exclusive jurisdiction ov...

January 31, 2019

Non-competes are agreements that seek to restrict some level of competition between two or more parties. 

In Michigan, these agreements are permissible, if they are reasonable as to subject matter, geographical reach and duration. And, where a particular non-compete is...

January 29, 2019

Residential property owners considering leasing property in Michigan, may want to consider some important factors.

Generally, a lease may be oral or written. 

Whether oral or written, the lease defines the relationship between the parties and governs use and/or possessio...

May 19, 2018

Spring is here! Summer is near!

Like most people – especially those who made it through another Michigan winter – you are looking forward to spending time outdoors, soaking up the sun, floating around the pool, and enjoying your new deck or patio.

Before you contract for...

CONGRATULATIONS!  

You’ve won a motion to appoint a receiver.  

You found the perfect, highly-qualified receiver for your property/business/assets (“the receivership estate.”)

And, the receiver is eager to take the job!

What next? Well, consider:

What will this receivership...

February 10, 2018

By: Anissa Hudy, Esq. and Sara MacWilliams, Esq.

On February 6, 2018, Governor Snyder signed legislation which adopts the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act in Michigan. The Act takes effect 90 days after it is enacted. You can read the entire text of the A...

October 19, 2017

Editing: “Was that a Dog I Saw?”

As a residential landlord, you will face a lot of issues! Late rent, damaged property, demands for repairs (a/k/a improvements) and TO ALLOW OR NOT ALLOW PETS!

Pets are cute, fun and cherished members of the family. 

And, you may lose out...

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