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TAKING STOCK: Moving to sunny skies

February 10, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: Our 35-year-old son and his wife buy homes in St. Petersburg, Florida, for $40,000 to $100,000. They fix them up and spend about $10,000 and $15,000 in materials. They have one helper, and my son made $123,000 last year fixing and selling ...

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February 10, 2016

Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that associate Rachel A. Smith has been selected as a member of the 2016 Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 class, one of 40 individuals L. Brooks Patterson is recognizing for their innovation, talent and ...

COMMENTARY: Restorative Juctice - Finding a voice, making a difference

February 10, 2016

By Darlene A. O’Brien   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 Peacemaking service in Washtenaw ...

TAKING STOCK: Scared of market fluctuations

February 10, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: I’m 54, a self-employed engineer, married and have over $897,000 in my retirement plan that was worth $1,050,000 at the end of 2015. I’m scared of this market and my wife thinks I should sell and buy U.S. Treasury bonds. Our ...

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February 10, 2016

Heather Maldegen-Long has been named partner at Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, & Weiss PC. Jaffe CEO William Sider made the announcement. As a partner in Jaffe’s real estate and financial services practice groups, Maldegen-Long specializes in real estate ...

COMMENTARY: Grievance filed over lawyer's blog post proves instructive for Michigan lawyers

February 10, 2016

By Traci R. Gentilozzi   No-fault attorney Steven M. Gursten is recognized as a zealous advocate for his clients. He’s also an avid blogger, posting an item nearly every day on his “Michigan Auto Law Blog.” But a blog post from November ...