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  • 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 […]

  • How Shareholder Agreements Can Help Prevent Family Business Squabbles

    January 12, 2022

    In collaboration with the Family Business Alliance, Paul McCarthy participates in The Welsh Wire Podcast. Paul discusses how to mitigate shareholder squabbles that can disrupt family business success.   The Welsh Wire · How Shareholder Agreements Can Help Prevent Family Business Squabbles, Featuring Paul McCarthy

  • 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 […]

  • Rhoades McKee Welcomes Alexandra S. Page

    December 10, 2021

    Alexandra S. Page joins Rhoades McKee as an Associate and member of the Litigation Team. Page concentrates her practice in the areas of general litigation and cannabis legal services. Her experience includes representing individuals and businesses in a wide range of actions, such as breach of contracts, license applications, MRA compliance, and appeals. A graduate […]

  • Michigan Supreme Court to Consider Significant Medical Malpractice Issues

    December 7, 2021

    The Michigan Supreme Court (MSC) recently entered orders in two cases signaling its intent to consider two important issues in medical malpractice litigation.  On October 20, 2021, the MSC granted the plaintiff’s application for leave in Markel v William Beaumont Hospital from the Court of Appeals’ unpublished opinion affirming the trial court’s order dismissing claims […]

  • OSHA Mandates COVID-19 Vaccination or Weekly Testing for Employers with 100+ Employees

    November 4, 2021

    Today, November 4, 2021, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) implementing President Biden’s mandate that all employers with 100 or more employees to require employees either be fully vaccinated or produce negative test results for COVID-19 on at least a weekly basis before coming to […]

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