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September 7, 2020

The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a dismissal of a complaint alleging misrepresentations in the sellers' disclosure statement. Why? Because the parties agreed to a one-year deadline for lawsuits. See Fortune v Walsworth, 2020 WL 4913116.

Absent such agreement, ho...

May 21, 2020

The Institute of Continuing Legal Education published my "ten tips" on best practices for zoom hearings. To view the article, click here.

January 10, 2020

If your business has never been sued, your first thought may be – this is B.S.! Then you may start asking questions: How can we be sued in a time like this? Should we call the other side to see if we can resolve this? Should we counter-sue them? How do we find a lawyer...

October 28, 2019

Sara MacWilliams, Derek Howard, and I celebrated our new offices at 838 Long Lake Road in Bloomfield Hills. It was well attended by members of the legal community. Getting to know your colleagues promotes civility, which, in turn, makes the practice of law more enjoyab...

September 8, 2019

Now that the kids are back in school and lawyers are filings lawsuits again, thought I'd share the firm's highlights of the summer.

  • Successfully defeated a motion seeking a multi-million dollar judgment, ending the proceedings.

  • Successfully defeated a moti...

November 21, 2018

Fifteen years ago today I received my law license.  My father (pictured above) sponsored my admission and Judge Richard Yuille of the Genesee County Circuit Court presided over the swearing-in ceremony.

I still remember my first assignment as an attorney.  My colleague,...

October 4, 2018

With the rise of websites such as Airbnb and VRBO, the visibility and popularity of short-term rentals are surging.  Should Michigan pass a law that would require municipalities to treat short-term rentals as residential and not commercial use?  I addressed this questi...

October 2, 2018

I had a great time attending the annual Michigan State Bar Foundation reception in Grand Rapids and meeting other Fellows.  Pictured above are Charles Rutherford, Chairperson (and my former Dykema colleague), and N. Otto Stockmeyer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus - W...

September 12, 2018

For the sixth year in a row, Michigan Super Lawyers has recognized me for Business Litigation.  To my peers who elected me, I thank you.  I do not know who you are, but I am guessing we share the same philosophy vis-à-vis civility.  Civility is defined as “civilized co...

July 10, 2018

On July 3, 2018, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled once again that home buyers may have up to six years to pursue fraud-related claims against sellers.  See Yu v. Migliazzo, 2018 WL 3244140 (Mich App 2018); see also Bowman v. Greene, 2013 WL 59259...

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