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  • 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 […]

  • Rhoades McKee’s Commercial Litigation Work Ranked by Chambers and Partners

    May 9, 2019

    (May 9, 2019) Rhoades McKee Commercial Litigation Team ranks among only 11 other Michigan law firms for their representative work for 2018. According to Chambers, the team is known as a ”Grand Rapids-based firm with a robust commercial litigation group focusing on financial and accounting disputes, professional negligence actions, and many other contentious issues. According […]

  • Court of Appeals Maintains Status Quo

    April 23, 2019

    Crego MD vs. DO Ruling The Michigan Court of Appeals released its long anticipated published opinion in Crego v McLean on April 16, 2019.  The issue presented in Crego was whether an allopathic physician (i.e. M.D.) is qualified to testify regarding the standard of care applicable to an osteopathic physician (i.e. D.O.) under MCL 600.2169(1)(b)(i).  […]

  • Helping Nonprofits Do More Good.

    April 18, 2019

    Join us for a complimentary event designed exclusively for nonprofit professionals to understand the top trends in the nonprofit sector and the best practices of tax planning and employment law.   Keynote: Top Trends in the Nonprofit Sector Donna Murray-Brown | President and CEO of Michigan Nonprofit Association A statewide and national perspective on the […]

  • Rhoades McKee Expands Legal Services to Hastings and Welcomes New Shareholder, Stephanie Fekkes

    April 16, 2019

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce an expansion of legal services to Hastings, Barry County and the surrounding communities and welcomes a new shareholder, Stephanie Fekkes. “We look forward to providing comprehensive services to Hastings and the surrounding communities.  Centrally located between Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Kalamazoo, Hastings offers us a unique location to connect […]

  • Paranoid about Cannabinoids? The FDA’s Newly-Expressed Concerns About CBD in Food Products

    March 19, 2019

    Whether you’re a consumer or work in the food business, you likely have seen hemp-based cannabidiol (or “CBD”) products exploding in the market recently. CBD, which is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments, is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol […]

  • Rhoades McKee Represents Opus Packaging in Acquisition of Wabash Container

    March 15, 2019

    Rhoades McKee represented Opus Packaging – Wabash, LLC, an affiliate of Opus Packaging Group, Inc., in the acquisition of Wabash Container of Mount Carmel, Illinois.  Founded in 1993, Wabash is a corrugated sheet conversion plant that provides custom packaging in the tristate area offering a large range of manufacturing capabilities for over 25 years.  Wabash […]

  • Back from the Dead: Michigan Employers Face Potential Return of Wage and Salary Increases

    March 11, 2019

    Two recent developments have resurrected wage and salary increases that Michigan employers thought were dead. These developments will force them to be cautious when determining the cost of labor for purposes of their operations and the cost at which they can sell their goods. News from Washington Regarding Potential Salary Increase While salaries paid to […]

  • Exploring a World of Options: Key Considerations for Option Contracts

    March 11, 2019

    It’s good to know your options.  You don’t want chips with your sandwich? You’ll be happy to know you have the option to substitute fries (or fruit, for those more health conscious). You want a heated steering wheel, touchscreen navigation, and the DVD system in your SUV? You’re in luck. Those options can all be […]