Archive: October 2015

  • Myott Named to Porter Hills Foundation Professional Advisory Committee

    October 8, 2015

    (October 19, 2015) Rhoades McKee Attorney Stephanie Myott has been named to the Porter Hills Foundation Professional Advisory Committee (PAC). According to the Foundation’s website, the PAC “makes recommendations pertinent to attaining philanthropic support from the community to champion the priorities of Porter Hills Foundation.” A member of the Estate Planning and Family Law Practice […]

  • Estate Planning for Young Families

    October 8, 2015

    “I am not old enough for an estate plan.” “Wills and Trusts are for the rich.  All I have is debt and kids.” “Who me?  I’m still healthy.” All of these are common responses when parents of young children are asked if they have prepared an estate plan.  But consider the consequences…. When parents leave […]

  • A Home-Field Advantage: Protecting Your Business with Forum-Selection Provisions

    October 7, 2015

    (October 8, 2015) Doing business today often involves working with other businesses in different counties, states, and even countries. Indeed, the internet makes it especially easy to find the best, most cost-effective business partners, no matter where they are physically located. And while both businesses typically enter into the long-distance relationship with the best of […]

  • Michigan Supreme Court Permits Homeowners to Recover Transfer Taxes

    October 6, 2015

    (October 8, 2015) This summer, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an opinion in Gardner v. Department of Treasury, ruling that homeowners who can demonstrate, when they sell their principal residence, that the state equalized value (SEV) at the time of sale is less than or equal to the SEV at the time of their purchase […]

  • Steiner Elected to SBM Environmental Law Section Council Position

    October 6, 2015

    (October 15, 2015) Scott Steiner of Rhoades McKee was elected to serve as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Environmental Law Section Council of the State Bar of Michigan. Chair of the firm’s Real Estate and Environmental Law Practice Groups and a member of the Agricultural Services Group, he has also recently completed the State […]