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COMMENTARY: Getting the most out of Friend of the Court

November 24, 2017

By Marie E. Matyjaszek Dealing with your Friend of the Court (FOC) may not be number one on your bucket list of life goals. Hopefully these tips will help you achieve the best result in your FOC case. The FOC provides both parenting time and child support ...

ADR SPOTLIGHT: Historic moments in negotiation

November 24, 2017

By Lee Hornberger History provides us with lessons on how to be better peacemakers. To help us better understand and learn from these lessons, we will go from a small village in rural Virginia in 1865; to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1954; to a student sit ...

TAKING STOCK: Medtronic, si or no?

November 24, 2017

Dear Mr. Berko: I’m writing for a 46-year-old friend of mine who escaped Cuba and came to the U.S. in 1981. I told him to write to you, and he did so in Spanish (he doesn’t speak English) to ask what to do with the 319 shares of Medtronic PLC ...

GETTING TO KNOW: John E. Munro

November 24, 2017

John E. Munro, an attorney with Harness, Dickey & Pierce in Troy, grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago before attending the University of Illinois. After receiving his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and then his master’s in ...

Legal People

November 24, 2017

Foster Swift attorneys Alexander A. Ayar, Julie I. Fershtman, Lisa J. Hamameh, Frank T. Mamat, and Jonathan H. Schwartz have been named to the 2018 Top Lawyers list by DBusiness magazine, Detroit's premier business journal. Ayar is listed as a Top Lawyer ...

MY TURN: Mass shootings becoming a way of American life

November 24, 2017

“We make killing too easy.” It’s a quote dug from the depths of a presidential assassination, but the profound nature of the statement is perhaps too difficult to digest in the aftermath of the most recent mass killing. If anything is to ...