Archive: October 2016

  • Webinar: How to Attract Talent and Not Get Sued

    October 26, 2016

    West Michigan’s resurgent economy presents expanding opportunities for companies.  At the same time, with more jobs available than there are qualified employees to fill them, current employers need to understand how to protect themselves when their employees decide to take a new job with a competitor, and prospective employers need to know their exposure when […]

  • Hi, Boss! I’m the Employee You Didn’t Hire

    October 20, 2016

    (October 20, 2016) In the past decade, employers have explored numerous ways to trim the number of employees on staff. While much of the trimming has been necessary due to automation and productivity gains, some of it has been driven by the desire to avoid statutory mandates that are triggered by certain thresholds such as […]

  • Attorneys warn of increase in IRS scams

    October 18, 2016

    “A rash of IRS scams has transpired recently, and two area attorneys said a new law going into effect in spring 2017 could make it harder for taxpayers to know if they are being targeted by a scammer.”

  • Playground flooring sheds light on implied warranties

    October 13, 2016

    (October 13, 2016) The implied warranty of merchantability requires that goods reasonably conform to an ordinary buyer’s expectations.  However, many contracts disclaim implied warranties in the terms and conditions section. The Kent County Specialized Business Docket (“Business Court”) recently addressed the issue of disclaiming implied warranties in Noble Polymers LLC v Hanover Specialties Inc. In […]

  • Break Ground Using Senior Debt

    October 11, 2016

    (October 11, 2016) Real estate development generally is very capital-intensive and most developments are funded by a mix of capital types and sources.  Senior debt is usually the greatest percentage of the capital stack in real estate development,  and typically takes the form of a construction-to-permanent loan.  If the developer has not already acquired the […]

  • Launch Your Financial Success

    October 10, 2016

    Join us for a complimentary seminar as we outline strategies for young professionals and families to move towards financial security. This collaborative conversation incorporates best practices of estate, financial, insurance and tax planning.   Key Takeaways: How taxes will impact planning How to balance cash flow and investments Create an investment strategy that begins today […]