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Know your options if you owe IRS money, says area tax attorney

February 5, 2016

By Venar Ayar Owing money to the Internal Revenue Service, whether from a single year’s filing, back taxes, or failure to file, can strike fear in the heart of most Americans. The dilemma can be especially frightening, when you start receiving collection ...

Taramasalata

February 5, 2016

In a recent article I discussed the Greek delicacy of taramasalata. I noted that it was “made with the roe of the most prized of all fish, the noble carp. Gussied up with olive oil, lemon and shaved onion – and lots of bread to soak up the salt ...

Finding a voice, making a difference

February 5, 2016

By Judge Darlene A. O’Brien Washtenaw County Trial Court At a fall presentation I was impressed by a woman deeply harmed by a criminal act who described her journey to healing. Jennifer, a victim who volunteers at Dispute Resolution Center’s ...

Be ready: Arbitration a tool who's time has come of age

February 5, 2016

Martin C. Weisman In recent years Alternative Dispute Resolution processes have been increasingly used both privately and by the courts.  In the past, many advocates have turned aside from arbitration because of their belief that the arbitration process ...

Greek Dinner

February 5, 2016

A five course Greek dinner for six diners. This is the dinner I auctioned off, and cooked for the winning bidder in the silent auction benefiting the Michigan Association for Justice. (The “super heroes” in this particular justice league happen ...

A look back at some local 'Legal Legends'

February 5, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Some 20 years ago, in celebration of the centennial of The Detroit Legal News, the paper published a magazine honoring 16 “Legal Legends” from Detroit over the 1895 to 1995 time frame. “It was a daunting ...