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  • The Death of the Non-Compete Agreement?

    July 13, 2021

    President Biden made a big splash last week with an Executive Order announcing steps to restrict or limit non-competition agreements which are prevalent in the private sector. According to the Fact Sheet issued by the White House, roughly half of all private sector businesses require at least some employees to enter non-compete agreements, affecting some […]

  • Rhoades McKee Welcomes Mark Greidanus

    June 8, 2021

    Mark Greidanus joins Rhoades McKee as an Associate and member of the Litigation Practice Group. Greidanus concentrates his practice representing clients in state and federal courts, with a focus on complex commercial litigation and construction litigation. His experience includes representing individuals and businesses in a wide range of actions, such as real estate and zoning […]

  • Penalizing the Aggressor: The First-Breach Defense Under Michigan Law

    June 7, 2021

    You see it in sports all the time.  Two players get into a heated exchange, one pushes the other, who then retaliates by pushing back even harder.  The referee, however, only sees the second push, and so the retaliator and his team get penalized, and the instigator walks back to their sideline with a grin […]

  • A Quick Guide to Vaccination Cards and Vaccine Incentives

    May 10, 2021

    As the State of Michigan turns toward lifting COVID-19 related restrictions that have precluded most office work and have limited the density of crowds allowed at bars, restaurants, gyms, and other public venues, many employers are wrestling with how to move forward in a way that is safe for both their employees and clients while […]

  • THE NEW COBRA SUBSIDY PROGRAM: Employer Notice and Payment Obligations

    April 9, 2021

    The recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act (“ARP”) contains an important provision affecting all private employers with 20 or more employees (and all Michigan governmental employers) that sponsor employee health insurance plans.  Below we very briefly summarize essential aspects of the new law and its most immediate impact on the obligations of employers and COBRA […]

  • Rhoades McKee Welcomes Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, and Special Needs Planning Attorney Katie Hogan Aguilar

    April 5, 2021

    The law firm of Rhoades McKee welcomes Katie Hogan Aguilar as shareholder and member of the Estate Planning and Administration Practice Group. In addition, Aguilar brings a new service line to Rhoades McKee – Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, and Special Needs Planning. Aguilar creates estate plans of all types – from those with estate tax […]

  • Bevins and Rhoades Named as Creditor’s Rights Practice Co-Chairs

    March 8, 2021

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that David Bevins and Peter Rhoades have been named as Co-Chairs of the Creditor’s Rights Legal Team. As Co-Chairs, Bevins and Rhoades are responsible for guiding practice development and overseeing the delivery of legal services to financial institutions. David Bevins As a commercial counselor and litigation attorney, Bevins assists […]

  • Using Your Best Judgment: Does the Business-Judgment Rule Protect Me From a Shareholder Oppression Claim?

    February 24, 2021

    Those in charge of running a business have countless decisions to make every day.  Those decisions are generally protected under Michigan law by the so-called “business-judgment rule.”  But as numerous recent decisions make clear, the business-judgment rule is not an absolute defense to claims of oppression by minority shareholders, and the business decisions of the […]

  • Poll Named as Medical Malpractice Practice Group Chair

    February 22, 2021

    Rhoades McKee is pleased to announce that J.R. Poll has been named as Chair of the nationally recognized, premier Medical Malpractice Legal Team. As Practice Chair, Poll is responsible for guiding practice development growth and overseeing the delivery of legal services for physicians, nurses, and physician assistants in complex medical malpractice actions. At the trial […]

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