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500 Woodward Avenue
Suite 4000
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
  • Government
  • 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
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
Other Countries
  • Canada
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Key Tax Changes in the American Health Care Act

The American Health Care Act ("AHCA"), passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 2017, repeals many of the taxes added by the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") and makes changes to other tax rules. Some of the notable changes…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

New Arizona Law Releases Chokehold on Franchise Employment Status Dilemma

On March 21, 2017, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law House Bill 2322 which is Arizona’s response to the legal controversy plaguing many franchisors relative to imputed joint employment. The law holds that no franchisor…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

New Cash Balance Retirement Plan Guidance

On April 7, 2017, the IRS issued a memorandum relating to cash balance retirement plans. A cash balance plan is a defined benefit pension plan which looks like a defined contribution plan because participants have individual…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Wireless HealthHealthcare Services Provider’s $2.5m Settlement Demonstrates Why Understanding HIPAA Requirements Is a Must

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a $2.5 million Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) settlement with CardioNet, which is a company that…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

AIA Releases 2017 Construction and Design Agreements

At the end of last month, the American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) released several revised documents including the primary agreements between the owner and contractor and the owner and architect. Many of the revisions are…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Education Newsletter Volume 1, Number 1: Arizona Senator Introduces Bill to Expand the Rights of Student Speech

This session, Arizona Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Yee (R-Phoenix) introduced Senate Bill 1384 to expand the rights of student journalists. If passed would grant both high school and college level student journalists the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Education, Privacy

Ontario Introduces 15% Tax on Foreign Real Estate Buyers

The Ontario government announced a new proposal to impose a 15 percent tax on purchases of residential real estate by foreign buyers as part of its Fair Housing Plan. Similar to the foreign buyer tax enacted last year by the…more
 /  Agriculture, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Settlement Highlights Need for HIPAA-Covered Entities to Have Business Associate Agreements in Place with PHI Vendors

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (ORC) announced an agreement to settle possible Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations with The Center for Children’s Digestive…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sports Wagering in Your State

“Sports gambling is going to be legal. We might as well embrace it and become part of the solution, rather than fight it. It’s in everyone’s best interests for it to be above-board.”…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law

New Legislation: The Forfeited Corporate Property Act

The Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 (“FCPA”) and related changes to the Ontario Business Corporations Act (“OBCA”) received Royal Assent on December 10, 2015 and came into force December 10, 2016. …more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Commercial

Avoiding Illegal Termination of Employees in Nevada

One of the many challenges for employers is that, occasionally, employees must be terminated. Unfortunately, sometimes those former employees claim to have been terminated illegally, giving rise to the risk of legal and…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Circuit Clarifies Post-America Invents Act “On-Sale” Bar Based on Publicly Announced Sale Agreements: Invalidates Four Anti-Nausea Drug Patents

On May 1st, the Federal Circuit ruled that the America Invents Act (AIA) did not change the statutory meaning of “on sale” where the existence of a sale was publicly announced prior to patenting, even if the sale did not…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trump Administration Issues ‘Opening Salvo’ in Canada-US Trade Dispute: Department of Commerce Imposes Major Duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber

On April 24, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced preliminary countervailing duties (CVDs) on Canadian lumber imports. Among the investigation respondents, West Fraser received the highest rate of 24.12%,…more
 /  Construction Law, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Deducting Cost of Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities for elderly persons (“ALFs”) can be very expensive, but for many taxpayers, the cost can be fully deducted on federal income tax returns as a medical expense if the ALF resident’s health problems rise…more
 /  Health, Taxation

Dickinson Wright Successfully Stays Patent Action Pending Ex Parte Reexamination

On April 26, 2017, Dickinson Wright attorneys Bryan Schomer and Frank Smith successfully obtained a stay on behalf of their client, Detroit Edge Tool Co. (DETCO), in a patent infringement matter filed by Genesis Attachments,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
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