Archive: August 2020

  • Estate Planning During the Pandemic

    August 24, 2020

    The pandemic has triggered an increased need to have proper estate planning.  As we continue to limit and restrict activity to contain the spread of the COVID-19, creating and executing a proper estate plan is still possible to protect you and your family should you become ill, quarantined, or hospitalized. While the pandemic has changed […]

  • Founding and Named Partner, Frank William McKee Dies at Age 89

    August 20, 2020

    Frank William (Bill) McKee, a founding and named partner of Rhoades McKee, died at the age of 89 on August 15, 2020. A native of Ohio, McKee came to Grand Rapids, Michigan for a judicial clerkship in 1956 after graduating from the University of Michigan Law School.  As a young lawyer, McKee decided to establish […]

  • What are the state mandates regarding pay for employees infected or exposed to COVID-19?

    August 20, 2020

    #askrm is a brief video series created to answer your questions and to help employers navigate employee expectations and employment programs while also complying with Executive Order Guidelines as well as state and federal employment regulations. We encourage you to submit questions so that we can focus on the issues most important to our employer […]

  • Twenty-four Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Best Lawyers®

    August 20, 2020

    Rhoades McKee congratulates the firm’s twenty-four attorneys recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers of America®.  Published annually since 1983, Best Lawyers® is based on a peer-review survey in which 52,000 leading attorneys nominate other lawyers of distinction in their practice areas. Best Lawyers® “Lawyers of the Year” According to the website, a “Lawyer of […]

  • Whitmer vetoes legislation expanding and clarifying immunity for health care providers

    August 12, 2020

    On August 10, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed Senate Bill 899 that would have amended the Emergency Management Act (EMA) to expand and clarify the scope of qualified immunity provided to health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, Senate Bill 899 would have extended the period of qualified immunity to January 20, […]

  • What Taxes Are Associated With an Inheritance?

    August 11, 2020

    There are three general types of tax: Estate tax is a tax imposed on the value of the estate of a deceased person before distribution to the heirs Inheritance tax is a tax imposed on a person who inherits property or money Gift tax is a tax imposed on the transfer of money or property to another person […]

  • Brainerd Named as Employment Law Practice Chair

    August 10, 2020

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that Catherine Brained has been named as Chair of the Employment Law Practice Team. As Chair, Brainerd is responsible for guiding practice development growth and overseeing the delivery of employment legal services to businesses and non- profit organizations. Brainerd helps West Michigan organizations navigate their relationship with their employees […]

  • Affiliate of Midwest Fastener Acquires Hy-Ko Products Company

    August 6, 2020

    Rhoades McKee represented Hy-Ko Products Company LLC, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, in purchasing substantially all assets of Hy-Ko Products Company, of Northfield, Ohio. Hy-Ko Products Company LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Midwest Fastener Corp., a Michigan-based fastener manufacturer that offers the industry’s most recognizable products, including nuts, bolts, anchors, deck & drywall screws, and specialty […]

Stay Informed

Join our mailing list today

+