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July 26, 2016

Does it still make sense to prohibit district courts from awarding damages exceeding $25,000 in landlord-tenant disputes?  I addressed this question in the June/July 2016 Real Estate Law Issue of LACHES, a publication of the Oakland County Bar Association.  If you woul...

July 7, 2016

I had a great time appearing on Practical Law, a show hosted by Henry Gornbein concerning matters of litigation, family law, the court system, divorce, and criminal defense.  Mr. Gornbein and I talked about Michigan's Seller Disclosure Act and other real estate issues...

May 9, 2016

I will never forget the day in law school when my Property professor, John Mogk, brought a large stuffed monkey to class.  Professor Mogk brought the monkey to illustrate an important point about real estate closings: retaining an attorney just to attend a closing is a...

April 6, 2016

An exit interview is an interview with an employee who is about to leave the company.  Typically, the interview is face-to-face, but it can be in writing.  Employers conduct exit interviews to gain information on a variety of topics, such as reasons for leaving, work e...

March 31, 2016

Last night I attended an Evening with Dan Gilbert at Wayne Law.  Gilbert, a graduate of Wayne Law ('87), participated in a question-and-answer session with Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson.  Gilbert discussed growing up in Detroit, from his days as a pizza delivery guy in...

March 25, 2016

I’m a business and real estate litigator, but there are times when clients come to me with legal problems that are not about business or real estate, such as dog bites.  I’ve successfully handled both criminal and civil dog bite cases.  Many dog owners are surprised to...

March 22, 2016

A forum selection clause is a contractual provision that, generally speaking, designates where the parties would like legal disputes to be decided.  The clauses appear in all types of contracts, from simple consumer agreements to complex commercial contracts.  Michigan...

March 15, 2016

If you’ve sold or purchased a home in Michigan after 1994, you’re probably familiar with a Seller’s Disclosure Statement (“SDS”).  An SDS is a list of 59 quest

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