• Rhoades Named Fellow of Michigan State Bar Foundation

    September 17, 2019

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that Mary Jane Rhoades has been named a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation. The Foundation extends fellowship status to lawyers who demonstrate outstanding legal ability and devotion to the community.  Membership is by invitation only and limited each year to a select number of attorneys.  Fellows support […]

  • Nine Rhoades McKee Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers®

    September 9, 2019

    Rhoades McKee attorneys are honored in the annual publication of Michigan Super Lawyers®. According to the website, Super Lawyers® is a rating service that recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. […]

  • Suanne Watt Stay Selected as One of Only Three Grand Rapids Lawyers Recognized as Michigan’s “Women in the Law”

    September 5, 2019

    Rhoades McKee is proud to announce that Suanne Watt Stay was honored on September 5, 2019 at the annual luncheon celebrating Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Women in the Law.” Each year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly hosts the annual event to recognize the top female attorneys who practice in Michigan.  Honorees are selected for inclusion based on their […]

  • How and When to Renew Your Michigan Hemp Registration or License

    August 21, 2019

    In Michigan, industrial hemp and products manufactured therefrom are regulated by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (“MDARD”). Earlier this year, MDARD issued licenses permitting the manufacture, processing, and sale of hemp-based products on a temporary basis as the Department developed the “state industrial hemp plan” (the “IHP Plan”) required by last year’s […]

  • Twenty-One Rhoades McKee Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers® 2019

    August 18, 2019

    Rhoades McKee congratulates the firm’s twenty-one attorneys recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers of America®.  In addition, Best Lawyers named Mark Fatum and Paul McCarthy 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 […]

  • New Resource Available for Michigan Hemp Producers

    June 17, 2019

    A new resource is available to anyone interested in taking advantage of recent changes in the law regarding the growth, production and sale of hemp products in Michigan. On June 12, 2019, Michigan’s Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (“MDARD”) issued an electronic update publicizing the Michigan State University (“MSU”) Extension Bulletin E3402 entitled Industrial […]

  • Michigan Court of Appeals Clarifies Next Friend Appointments

    June 6, 2019

    The Michigan Court of Appeals recently published an opinion addressing “whether a lawsuit, timely filed by or on behalf of a minor plaintiff, is defective and invalid until the trial court formally appoints a next friend for the minor.”  Estate of Olin v Mercy Health (Docket Nos: 341523; 342937).  The Michigan Court Rules require the […]

  • Rhoades McKee Welcomes Summer Associates from the Grand Rapids Bar Association Minority Clerkship Program

    May 28, 2019

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that all three law students joining the firm to complete its summer associate program are current or past participants in the Grand Rapids Bar Association Floyd Skinner Minority Clerkship Program. Bryndan Arnold and Amber Anderson began with the firm on May 20, 2019 and Tysean Hendrix will begin on […]

  • Recent Ruling Defines “Issued” Date for Letters of Authority in Wrongful Death Cases

    May 20, 2019

    In an opinion published on May 14, 2019, the Michigan Court of Appeals clarified when letters of authority are “issued” to a personal representative for purposes of determining the running of the two year period of limitation provided by the wrongful death savings provision of MCL 600.5852.  Estate of Jesse v Lakeland Specialty Hospital (Docket […]

  • Stephanie Myott-Beebe Named Grand Rapids Bar Association Trustee

    May 17, 2019

    Stephanie Myott-Beebe was elected to serve a three-year term as a Trustee for the Grand Rapids Bar Association at the annual meeting held on May 16, 2019.   As one of the nine Trustees, she will direct and manage the affairs of the Grand Rapids Bar Association in their mission to promote justice, professional excellence, and […]