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  • Reversing the Burden of Proof

    Reversing the Burden of Proof

    March 3, 2016

    We represented the plaintiff, who was hired to grow the defendant company.  In exchange, he was paid a salary plus 20% of the company’s profits.  The problem was that the owner of the company depressed the company profits by improperly expensing items for various other companies and also for personal expenses, which cheated plaintiff out […]

  • Should I Sign a Trust?

    March 1, 2016

    People regularly ask me whether they should have a Trust, or “just” a Will.  The answer is:  “It depends.”  First, let’s start with some definitions. What Is a Will? Most people have a general understanding of a Will.  In short, it lays out instructions for the distribution of property upon the owner’s death, names a […]

  • Law firm re-launches website year in the making

    February 24, 2016

    “A downtown law firm has brought its digital presence in line with its physical space and overall re-branding efforts by re-launching its website.”

  • 21st Century Practice Task Force: Town hall informs and seeks input from legal profession

    February 18, 2016

    “The practice of law is changing at an accelerating pace. The changes include the influence of technology, globalization, the blurring of traditional jurisdictional borders, new models for regulating legal services and educating legal professionals, public expectations about how to seek and obtain

  • Dunlop appointed to Wedgwood Christian Services Board of Directors

    February 16, 2016

    (February 17, 2016) In January, Wedgwood Christian Services appointed Rhoades McKee Attorney, Jake Dunlop, to serve on its Board of Directors for a three year term. Wedgwood Christian Services seeks to support young members of West Michigan with innovative programs and services to support and restore their physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being. As […]

  • Town Hall Meeting – Syngenta GMO Corn

    February 16, 2016

    The National Grain and Feed Association has reported an estimated one billion in dollars lost as a result of the trade disruption this genetically modified corn caused for crops planted in 2013 and 2014.   Even if you did not use this product, you may be entitled to recoup losses. Join Cat Brainerd for an interactive […]

  • Are Your Arbitration Provisions Enforceable?

    February 8, 2016

    (February 8, 2016) Arbitration is a form of alternative-dispute resolution where an arbitrator, as opposed to a court, decides the dispute between the parties.  Many businesses include arbitration provisions in their contracts, hoping to avoid the time and expense associated with litigating disputes in court. And, time and again, the Michigan Court of Appeals has […]

  • Estate Planning Essentials Seminar

    January 28, 2016

    Are you prepared? Join Rhoades McKee Attorneys for a complimentary will and estate planning presentation which includes real life case study scenarios to understand: The difference between Wills and Trusts How to avoid/minimize legal entanglements for your family How taxes will impact planning Why and how you should avoid probate For your convenience this seminar […]

  • Business Valuation Seminar

    January 28, 2016

    Presented By: Beene Garter LLP & Rhoades McKee Join us as we outline three of the most common ways to exit your company. With each strategy, we’ll discuss pros and cons, provide real world examples, and outline key consideration factors. Exit strategy is a fundamental part of any successful succession planning process, and if done right, […]

  • The corporate veil isn’t impenetrable

    December 30, 2015

    “In most cases forming a corporation or an LLC will provide an individual with personal liability protection — but not always.”

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