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TAKING STOCK: A bridge to nowhere

July 26, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: In the past year, I've talked to a number of friends who opened accounts with Edward Jones and put their money in the company's no-commission, low-cost and low-fee group of Bridge Builder mutual funds. So I visited an Edward Jones ...

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: Transitions: Going forward and letting go

July 26, 2016

By Fred Cavaiani My wife and I moved into an apartment this third week in July. What a transition! We had lived in a rather large condo for eighteen years. Time to make a transition to a lighter life for both of us. Our kids are grown. We have ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

July 26, 2016

Quinn Law Group PLLC, an intellectual property law firm located in Novi, has announced that Anthonie Moll joined the firm as principal. Initially trained as a chemical engineer, Moll is a registered patent attorney with substantial experience in drafting and ...

COMMENTARY: Facilitative vs. evaluative mediation 'techniques'

July 26, 2016

By Edmund J. Sikorski Jr. In facilitative mediation, the mediator does not offer an opinion or recommend how it should be settled. He/she remains neutral, and assists both parties and attorneys to reach a reasonable settlement or solution. Techniques include: - ...

MY TURN: An obsession yielded fruit for attorney

July 26, 2016

From the time he was 8 years old until he headed off to college a decade later, Gordon Snavely was obsessed with collecting baseball cards. It was 10-year hobby that paid handsome dividends for the longtime attorney, who specializes in estate planning, probate ...

TAKING STOCK: PETS makes for a great investment

July 26, 2016

Dear Mr. Berko: Our neighbor, who had two wonderful dogs, confided to me that in the several years before their deaths, he spent over $27,000, with two veterinarians caring for them. My sister has a macaw. She had to take it to a vet who is a bird specialist ...