October 2012

October 2012

Site for bank slated to become new apartment building

For people in Michigan, we’re used to city skylines changing. We’re used to seeing buildings go up only to be torn down decades later to become something new. And with space at a premium in most major cities, re-using existing space has become the new poster child for the motto:

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Kevorkian estate reaches deal over disputed artwork

The estate of former Michigan resident Jack Kevorkian recently settled with a museum over the ownership of artwork painted by notorious doctor. Having a trustworthy executor who can solve legal disputes such as these during estate administration is important. The dispute arose when the estate sued the Armenian Library and

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Saving restaurants through investment

When you go hiking in the woods, generally there are no paths, there may not be any signs to guide you on your way and usually you’re navigating without a map or a sense of direction. You know the road ahead will be dangerous, there will be risks, and sometimes

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What regulations should there be on personal ice rinks?

With winter fast approaching, many hockey and skating enthusiasts in the state of Michigan are already coming up with ideas for this year’s backyard ice rinks. For many avid fans of winter, there may even be plans to make a rink large enough for the entire neighborhood. For six years,

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Rental property ban sparks legal debate

In many states, including Michigan, renting from a property owner requires that certain documents be filled out and that appropriate identification be presented. Real estate attorneys across that states all agree that it is important to read through lease agreements thoroughly before signing them. But what happens when a landlord

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Switch from renting to owning may hurt apartment landlords

In the wake of a particularly rough recession, families in Michigan and across the United States have seen everything from lost jobs to lost homes. When the housing market dipped to its all time low recently, home foreclosures forced many families to choose renting over ownership. For the past two

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Legal issues regarding access to digital assets growing

As we discussed a few weeks back, online or digital assets can be problematic for some Michigan residents as people increase their online presence, the amount of information they access and store online grows. The growing use of email and paperless bill paying has created a situation where vital records

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