Archive: October 2017

  • Court of Appeals Addresses a Plaintiff’s Ability to Pursue New Theories of Malpractice Not Included in the Plaintiff’s Notice of Intent

    October 31, 2017

    The Court of Appeals released a published opinion on October 24, 2017 addressing the analysis required by a trial court where the plaintiff’s experts in a medical malpractice action abandon the standard of care theories in the plaintiff’s notice of intent (NOI) and articulate entirely new standard of care theories not addressed in the notice […]

  • Professional service firms embrace events for client development, community connection

    October 30, 2017

    “We are able to share recent legal developments and identify how those developments will impact them personally or their organization”

  • Building Value in Your Business

    October 24, 2017

    How do business owners build and create the most value in their business to create a successful transition? Successful transactions often require key planning and implementation of value-added strategies years in advance.  Attend this complimentary seminar to understand the five key components which will maximize value for your organization, identify the internal and external threats, and […]

  • Breaking ‘paper handcuffs:’ Manufacturers search for loopholes to avoid litigation from employee poaching

    October 17, 2017

    “It’s a difficult (labor environment) where companies looking to attract or retain talent are often faced with having to hire away employees of their competitors or their vendors,”

  • Tax-Exempt Status Secured for Non-Profit Properties

    October 11, 2017

    Rhoades McKee challenged the denial by 12 municipal tax authorities of real property and personal property tax exemptions regarding a charitable organization with 23 assisted living facilities in Michigan. One of these matters (Baruch SLS v Township of Tittabawassee) was litigated before the Michigan Tax Tribunal, the Michigan Court of Appeals and ultimately the Michigan […]

  • Steiner Elected as Chair for the State Bar of Michigan’s Environmental Law Section

    October 10, 2017

    (October 10, 2017) Scott Steiner was elected to serve a one-year term as the Chair of the Environmental Law Section for the State Bar of Michigan. Steiner concentrates his practice helping organizations navigate the complex state and federal environmental and land use regulations including remediation and closure of contaminated sites, redevelopment of “brownfield” sites, development […]

  • PACA Contracts: Court Ruling Outlines Best Practices for Payment Terms

    October 3, 2017

    Sometimes growers and other sellers of perishable agricultural commodities (fruits and vegetables) lack attention to the details when it comes to their contracts. Many sales occur by way of handshake. While that process may be what is expected in your locality, growers and sellers in the Western District of Michigan are putting themselves in serious […]

  • Let’s Talk Talent

    October 1, 2017

    Join us for a workshop designed specifically for West Michigan organizations to attract and retain talent.   Keynote Presentation | Today’s Talent Temperature: Beth Kelly | HR Collaborative Kevin Stotts | Talent2025 Current headlines report that jobless rates continue to dip to record lows with job growth in both business and professional services as well […]

  • Sixteen Rhoades McKee Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers® 2018

    October 1, 2017

    Rhoades McKee congratulates the firm’s sixteen attorneys recognized in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers of America®.  In addition, Best Lawyers named Todd Hendricks and Bruce Neckers as “Lawyers of the Year” in Grand Rapids for their practice areas.  According to the website, a “Lawyer of the Year” receives the highest overall peer-feedback for a […]

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