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  • New LARA Bulletin Offers Additional Information Regarding The Newly-Formed Cannabis Regulatory Agency

    March 8, 2022

    We recently issued an eBlast concerning Governor Whitmer’s February 11, 2022 Executive Reorganization Order, which will take effect on April 13, 2022, renaming the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) and consolidating within that Agency regulatory powers over the processing, distributing, and selling marijuana and hemp. At the time, there was very little information available regarding […]

  • Rhoades McKee Welcomes Chief Operating Officer

    March 4, 2022

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that Susan Kowalski has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. As Chief Operating Officer, Kowalski will provide input and leadership affecting financial planning and firm growth, human resources, marketing, technology, facilities, and client service for the three Rhoades McKee law offices located in Grand Rapids, Hastings, and Holland. […]

  • Governor Whitmer Consolidates Cannabis & Hemp Regulation into the Renamed “Cannabis Regulatory Agency”

    February 21, 2022

    After only three years in existence, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA), will be renamed the Cannabis Regulatory Agency. In an executive order targeting both linguistic inclusivity and organizational efficiency, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is consolidating the processing, distribution, and sale of marijuana and hemp into a single state agency. Currently, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and […]

  • Overview of Estate Planning Documents

    January 25, 2022

    The Rhoades McKee Estate Planning and Administration Team assists clients in preserving, administering, and transferring wealth for future generations. We begin with a discussion to understand your family and long-term goals to identify the best vehicles to secure the future you intend. Trusts are often of long-term benefit to a family, and proper administration of […]

  • Top Five Reasons Why You Should Have an Estate Plan

    January 19, 2022

    Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? Only about half of Americans keep some of their New Year’s Resolutions, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t set goals for yourself in the new year. One important and achievable goal is to get your estate planning in order. Here are five reasons to have an […]

  • Supreme Court Stays OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Mandate

    January 13, 2022

    Today, January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court stayed enforcement of the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). As written, the ETS would require roughly 84 million workers in the private sector to either become vaccinated or submit to weekly testing at their own expense and wear […]

  • Hulst Elected to Rhoades McKee’s Executive Committee

    January 5, 2022

    Stephen Hulst has been elected to serve as Vice-President on the Executive Committee at Rhoades McKee for a three-year term. Grand Rapids’ fourth-largest law firm, Rhoades McKee provides transaction and litigation legal services to corporate institutions and family-run businesses, as well as individuals with personal and family issues. As a member of the Executive Committee, […]

  • Peter Veldkamp Joins Rhoades McKee as an Associate

    January 4, 2022

    A recent graduate of Michigan State University College of Law, Peter Veldkamp joins the Business and Corporate Services Team. He will assist business owners in navigating matters involving but not limited to corporate governance and formation, tax and succession issues, and mergers and acquisitions. Veldkamp is also a Certified Public Accountant. Before becoming a lawyer, […]

  • Michigan Supreme Court to Reconsider Scarsella v Pollak

    January 3, 2022

    Continuing a recent trend of granting leave in medical malpractice cases, the Michigan Supreme Court recently granted the plaintiff’s application for leave in Ottgen v Katranji to address whether its 2000 opinion in Scarsella v Pollak, 461 Mich 547 (2000) was “correctly decided.”  In Scarsella, the Michigan Supreme Court held that a timely complaint filed […]

  • State of the Estate Tax

    December 20, 2021

    If you’ve followed along this year, it has been quite the saga of events in Washington, D.C. regarding the future of the estate and gift tax.  Despite all the proposals that floated through both chambers of Congress and President Biden’s proposals, the estate tax is ending the year right where we started – with just […]

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