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Detroit, Michigan 48226-3425, United States
Contact: Michael Kolb, Chief Information Officer
Phone: 313-223-3500
Fax: 313-223-3598
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
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  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
Other Countries
  • Canada
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

“Giving Offense is a Viewpoint”: Supreme Court Holds It Is Viewpoint Discrimination to Deny Trademark Protection for Allegedly Offensive Marks

In a decision that is being heralded as a victory for First Amendment freedoms, the United States Supreme Court struck down the so-called disparagement provision of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §1052(a), on the basis that the law…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

If Timely Notice is Given, the Cost to Correct a 401(k) Exclusion Error May Be Reduced

Occasionally, an employer may determine that it did not withhold deferral contributions for a new employee in accordance with the terms of its 401(k) plan. If the plan has an automatic enrollment feature, and the error is found…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Arizona's Paid Sick Day Requirements - Effective July 1, 2017

As you may be aware, Arizona’s new paid sick time law goes into effect on July 1, 2017. Under the new law A.R.S. §§ 23-371 to -375 (“Statute”), all employees, including full-time, part-time, exempt and non-exempt, are entitled…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies Application of the Statute of Limitations to Shareholder Oppression Claims

In the recent case of Frank v Linkner, ___ Mich ___; ___ NW2d ___ (2017), the Michigan Supreme Court clarified that a claim for member oppression under Michigan’s Limited Liability Company Act (“LLCA”), MCL 450.4101 et seq.,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts

Bricks Through Windows, Protection Tax Schemes, And Early Dismissal of Civil RICO Claims

Toward the end of HBO’s legendary television series, The Sopranos, a classic racketeering scheme is presented. Two members of Tony Soprano’s crime family enter a Starbucks-like, big-box coffee store and speak to the manager…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Tax Reform 2017 - Will it Ever Come?

For tax attorneys, tax reform is always a hot topic. President Trump was elected with GOP majorities in both chambers of Congress, which would normally make the forecast for tax reform actually being enacted favorable…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 10, Number 4: Nevada Passes New Law That Provides Flexibility for eSports Wagering

The Nevada Legislature has just passed Senate Bill 240 (SB240). This bill clarifies that the pari-mutuel system of gaming may be used for events other than horse racing, dog racing, or sporting events. Pari-mutuel is a betting…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics

Canada Initiates Consultations with Industry on NAFTA Renegotiation

On June 3, 2017, the Government of Canada (“GOC”) announced in the Canada Gazette that it will undertake an online, domestic consultation process regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canadian…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Preventing Overpayments from becoming False Claims

Overpayments to healthcare providers receiving Medicare reimbursements are at risk of civil and criminal enforcement action if not attuned to a particular reimbursement rule and diligent in compliance with the rule’s…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

What Do You Do If You Receive A Notice From The IRS That Your Tax Return Is Under Audit?

Depending on the amount that may be at issue, call a tax lawyer immediately. A tax lawyer that has handled audits before is able to provide important strategy and structure to the audit that will present your case in the best…more
 /  Taxation

The Department of Labor Confirms June 9th as the Effective Date of the Fiduciary Rule: What Employers Need to Know Now

On May 22, 2017, Secretary of Labor Jim Acosta announced that, after having been delayed 60 days, the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Conflict of Interest Rule (“Fiduciary Rule”) will largely apply on June 9, 2017. At that time,…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Health System Paid $2.4 Million Settlement After Identification in a Press Release of a Patient Who Was Engaged in Fraud

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced a $2,400,000 settlement with Memorial Hermann Health System (“MHHS”) to resolve an investigation of an unauthorized disclosure of…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Dispute: What’s Changed? B.C. Log Export Restrictions (LERS) And NAFTA Implications

The softwood lumber industry is a vital component of the Canadian and American economies. Both countries have been trading lumber since the 1800s. The softwood lumber dispute is one of the longest and most important trade…more
 /  International Law & Trade

Moving Forward After TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods

The Supreme Court’s recent opinion in TC Heartland, LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, LLC, overturns almost three decades of Federal Circuit jurisprudence on the issue of where a patent holder may properly file suit. In a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

The Worst Kept Secret: Trump Announces Intention to Renegotiate NAFTA

On May 18, 2017, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced the Trump Administration’s intention to initiate negotiations with Canada and Mexico regarding the “modernization” of the North American…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade
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