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  • A cautionary Tale for Residential Real Estate Professionals: Appraisal Contingency May Not Mean What you Intend

    February 16, 2015

    (February 16, 2015) Since the economic downturn and real estate mortgage crisis of 2008-09, it has become common for buyers and their agents to include a provision in a purchase offer for residential property which makes the agreement contingent upon the property appraising for an amount equal or greater to the purchase price. We have […]

  • An Overview of Buying or Selling a Business

    February 10, 2015

    Buying or selling a business can seem like a daunting task. Business owners are often neck deep in the operations of the business and may not have thought about details that should be addressed to maximize the business value. The buyer, on the other hand, may be interested in owning a business, but not know […]

  • New Michigan Personal Property Tax Exemption Requirements

    January 26, 2015

    (January 26, 2015) The personal property tax reform mandated by Michigan voters by way of Proposal 1 last August is now in effect. This is welcome news for businesses, especially manufacturers. However, the new statutory provisions have their share of nuances and steps to take in order to benefit from the reform.  There are two main […]

  • Rhoades McKee Expands to the Lakeshore

    December 8, 2014

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce an expansion of legal services to Holland, Michigan and welcomes a new shareholder, Peter D. Rhoades. The firm’s expansion opportunity stems from a long affiliate relationship with Rhoades. “Prior to the expansion, we have enjoyed opportunities to jointly service financial institutions as well as a variety of other business […]

  • Grand Rapids Business Journal, “Winter slips and falls lead to rise in workers’ comp claims”

    November 30, 2014

    “Winter-related slip and fall claims doubled in 2013-2014 over the previous year, according to Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America and United Heartland”

  • Businessman’s scam to buy company proves to be a costly backfire in a court

    November 20, 2010

    “A Kent County Circuit Court jury this week tacked $8 million plus interest onto the 2007 sale price, finding Flynn — who also is embattled in an Illinois lawsuit that asks for $519 million in damages for his alleged role in the destruction of the Emerald Casino company — used underhanded maneuvers to buy the […]

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