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  • Five Steps to Resume Michigan Business Operations

    May 19, 2020

    On the heels of the auto industry and manufacturing returning to work, it is widely expected that other Michigan employers will be allowed to resume operations in the next few weeks. Each business that is allowed to resume operations has a number of steps that it must address in order to comply with State and […]

  • MICHIGAN COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION CAN RESUME MAY 7

    May 1, 2020

    After being shut down since Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 on March 23, 2020, Michigan commercial and residential contractors can go back to work effective 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, pursuant to the Governor’s most recent Executive Order, 2020-70, issued late afternoon on May 1. More specifically, §10 (f) of EO 2020-70 provides: […]

  • Stay Home, Stay Safe 3.0: What you Need to Know

    April 24, 2020

    Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued her third “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-59, extending it until May 15th. Executive Order 2020-21 (first “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order) required businesses to suspend operations if workers had to leave their homes in order to do their jobs, and required individuals to stay at home other than to […]

  • CARES Act Provides Mortgage Relief Options

    April 24, 2020

    Under the recently enacted CARES Act, homeowners, rental property owners, and renters may be eligible for mortgage relief options. To be protected against foreclosures, the mortgage must be federally owned or otherwise backed by one of the federal agencies. To understand who owns or backs your mortgage, you can call your servicer. The servicer has […]

  • Executive Order Permits Remote Notarization for Real Estate Transactions

    April 9, 2020

    Under Executive Order NO. 2020-41, Governor Whitmer permits a remote notarization to minimize interaction and facilitate working remotely during Stay Home, Stay Safe.  Real Estate transactions are required by law to comply with rules and procedures that includes requiring a notary to be physically present.  Under this Executive Order, the requirement that a notary must […]

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