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Why should you prepare, exchange a mediation brief?

August 22, 2016

Edmund Sikorski Jr. Mediation briefs are not re-paginated motions for summary judgment. Mediation briefs tell the mediator in advance the essence of the factual and legal essence of the dispute in as an objective manner as possible and thus help the mediator ...

Taking a working or a real vacation this summer?

August 22, 2016

Shawn Healy The Daily Record Newswire In the busy world of law firms and intimidating goals for billable hours, the time spent at the firm can grow, and the time spent outside of work can diminish. Most associates feel pressure, either internal or external, ...

A primer on immigration and its effects on the U.S. market

August 22, 2016

Richard Pierce Richard W. Pierce, P.C. Immigration is a hot political topic now. Unfortunately, lost in the heated rhetoric are some very important potential U.S. business and economic benefits that are being neglected and, accordingly, negatively impacted. ...

Come one, come all, adopt a highway!

August 22, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek In Michigan, we have all seen the road signs that recognize a family, business or organization that has volunteered to spruce up the highway by picking up litter for a certain number of miles.  I saw some of the “Adopt A ...

'Gray divorces' are a significant part of matrimonial law practices

August 22, 2016

Peter Vieth The Daily Record Newswire Baby boomers may remember when Elvis sang, “I’ve got a lot o’ living to do.” Lately, many aging boomers relate to that old song – and start thinking about divorce – when their children ...

Corporate lawyer known as 'man for all seasons'

August 22, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief A Republican insider, attorney Richard Van Dusen possessed a deft political touch that was admired on both sides of the aisle, earning praise as the “Motor City’s man for all seasons.” It was a label ...