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Fraser Trebilcock’s Fall 2015 Estate Strategies newsletter contains valuable information on a variety of Trusts and Estates topics, including: Why your Caretaker Contract should be Medicaid-compliant. Even if you are not on Medicaid, an important policy change needs to be […]
Attorney Edward J. Castellani recently spoke at the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants Nonprofit Conference on “Merger of Nonprofit Corporations – Legal and Accounting Issues”. The presentation addressed how two nonprofits can legally merge into one nonprofit entity. He […]
On September 29, 2015, the Michigan Court of Appeals in Gillette Commercial Operations v Dep’t of Treasury, No 325258 (consolidated with about 50 other cases), held that Michigan’s retroactive repeal of the Multistate Tax Compact (MTC) to avoid paying $1.1 billion […]
Protect yourself from being a scam victim by arming yourself with information. Be aware of warning signs that you are dealing with a scammer. Unsolicited mail and phone calls are the primary methods used to communicate scams. There are many […]
The United State Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently initiated a pilot program to allow limited amendments to identifications of goods and services in trademark registrations that would be outside the scope of the current identification. Due to evolving technology […]
On September 18, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency sent a Notice of Violation of the federal Clean Air Act to Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and Audi AG [collectively “Volkswagen”]
In a recent Sixth Circuit opinion for Varsity Brands, Inc v Star Athletica, LLC, a different approach to copyrights was seen for the first time – design can be separated from the utilitarian aspects of a work. This is the […]
Employers Take Note – IRS Releases Final Forms & Instructions for Information Reporting! The IRS has just released the final forms and instructions for Information Reporting under Internal Revenue Code sections 6055 and 6056.