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March 23, 2012 / in 2010 Fall Business Law

Beier Howlett is now on facebook! For regular updates, news and information from the firm, join us on our facebook page. Jeff Haynes, chair of the firm’s environmental law practice group, announces the launch of the Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook, second edition, available at www.envdeskbook.org. Haynes served as co-editor and contributing writer for the Deskbook, […]

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Landlord – Tenant Primer

March 23, 2012 / in 2011 Summer, Business Law,, Written by Keith Jablonski

Are You Following the Law? Owning rental property – be it residential or commercial – can be a lucrative business. But being a landlord also has its share of pitfalls and land mines. A prudent property owner who is careful to avoid some very simple mistakes will find that the business of owning property can […]

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News From The Community

March 23, 2012 / in 2011 Summer, Business Law

For the 11th straight year, Beier Howlett is supporting the Wish-A-Mile 300 Bicycle Tour. The “WAM” is a three-day, three-hundred mile bicycle tour across Michigan, from Traverse City to Chelsea, Michigan. This is the Make- A-Wish Foundation’s single largest fundraiser, which is responsible for granting hundreds of wishes each year for Michigan children with life-threatening […]

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News From The Firm

March 23, 2012 / in 2011 Summer, Business Law

Beier Howlett has been selected as legal counsel for the City of Orchard Lake Village and the Wayne County Metropolitan Airport Authority Ethics Board. Michael Salhaney will lead the municipal group in its representation of the City of Orchard Lake Village. Tim Currier will lead the municipal group in its representation of the Wayne County […]

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Get Your Head Out Of The Clouds

March 22, 2012 / Written by Peter Gojcaj

Know the Risks of Cloud Computing Apple recently announced that it would launch iCloud, the latest innovation in “cloud computing.” In reality, most people should be familiar with the meaning of “cloud computing” because most people have used this particular service. If you have a Gmail or Yahoo! e-mail account, or use facebook or other […]

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Michigan Builders Trust Fund Act

March 22, 2012 / Uncategorized,Written by Peter Gojcaj

Hits Nail on the Head for Unpaid Laborers Evident throughout metro Detroit is the fact that the Great Recession has thoroughly impacted the local real estate and construction industry. Critics may argue that the real estate and construction industry, along with the subprime mortgage mess, was the impetus for the rest of the nation’s economic […]

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News From The Community

March 22, 2012 / in 2012 Winter, Business Law, Municipal Law

Gilda’s Club Benefits From MSU, UofM Rivalry Beier Howlett hosted a tailgate fundraiser for the University of Michigan and Michigan State game last fall. The firm hosted the event to help sponsor “Gilda’s Club,” an organization that offers free network and support groups, workshops, education and social activities for those with cancer. Beier Howlett was […]

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Social Media Policy

March 22, 2012 / in 2012 Winter, Business Law, Written by Mike Gibbons

As employees of a company, we are all accountable for how we speak about that company’s products, services, and operations, whether in person, on the phone, in print or online. The following sample Social Media Policy is a valuable employer reference when reviewing any company’s Employee Manual. The policy serves to remind employees that before […]

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News From the Firm

March 21, 2012 / in 2012 Winter, Business Law,Municipal Law

Beier Howlett is proud to announce Mary Kucharek as a partner in the firm. Mary is a member of the firm’s municipal practice group. Specializing in prosecutions and criminal law, she frequently speaks to community groups about under-age substance abuse. Congratulations to attorneys Tim Currier, Stephen Jones and Jeff Haynes, named to the Best Lawyers […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Strikes Down “Very Serious Consequences” Zoning Test

July 15, 2010 / in 2010 Summer, Environmental Law, Written by Jeff Haynes

On July 15, the Michigan Supreme Court discarded an 80-year-old test that granted special rights to owners of property containing extractable resources, such as sand and gravel, to challenge local zoning ordinances. The test, known as the “no very serious consequences” rule, allowed property owners to show that a zoning ordinance is unreasonable if extracting […]

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