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150 West Jefferson
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Detroit, Michigan 48226, United States
Contact: Carol Lundberg, Manager, Global Branding and Media
Phone: 313.496.7813
Fax: 313.496.7500
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Ohio
Other Countries
  • Canada
  • China
  • Mexico
  • Poland
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Transformational Brownfield Projects Eligible for Substantial Tax Incentives Under Recently Enacted Legislation

Brownfield redevelopment authorities and developers and owners of transformational brownfield redevelopment projects are eligible for substantial tax incentives under legislation signed by Governor Snyder on June 8, 2017. The…more
 /  Construction Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

The Department of Labor Withdraws Obama Era Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Guidance

The U.S. Department of Labor has indicated that the department will move in a new, more employer-friendly direction, leaving many businesses feeling hopeful. On June 7, 2017, the United States Department of Labor issued a…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The U.S. Supreme Court Puts S.E.C. Disgorgement Actions on the Clock

The U.S. Supreme Court continues to limit the timeframe in which the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“S.E.C.”) can seek to levy monetary penalties in enforcement actions it brings against violators of the federal…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Securities Law

New AIA 2017 Construction Contracts Part I: Owner General Contractor Forms

This is Part I of a four-part series discussing the new AIA 2017 forms. Part II will discuss the general conditions to the construction contract (A201-2017); Part III will discuss the Owner—Architect forms (B101-2017, B102-2017…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Personal Property Tax Exemption Filing Deadline Extended to May 31

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill to extend the deadline for filing Personal Property Tax (PPT) statements to claim the exemption for manufacturing personal property until Wednesday, May 31, 2017. …more
 /  Taxation

IRS Issues New Rules for Management Contracts involving Tax-Exempt Financed Facilities

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2017-13 (Rev. Proc. 2017-13) on Jan. 17, 2017. The procedure provides more flexible, modern rules for structuring management contracts involving tax-exempt financed…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies Statute of Limitations for Shareholder/Member Oppression Claims

When does the statute of limitations start running on claims for minority shareholder/member oppression under Michigan law? In its recent decision in Frank v. Linkner, a unanimous Michigan Supreme Court answered that…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

BREAKING: High Court Limits Where Patent Suits Can Be Filed

The U.S. Supreme Court just shook up the patent world with its decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. For nearly 30 years, companies accused of patent infringement could be sued in nearly any place they…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

For-Profit Schools Ruled Exempt From Michigan Personal Property Tax

In a departure from past interpretation, the Michigan Supreme Court issued a ruling on May 1, 2017 expanding the use of personal property tax exemptions available to for-profit institutions. In SBC Health Midwest, Inc. v City of…more
 /  Education, Nonprofit Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Assigned Rents Not Bankruptcy Estate Property After Assignment is Enforced

On May 2, 2017, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals clarified whether a bankruptcy debtor retains any property rights in rents after defaulting on a loan that includes an assignment of rents. The case, Town Center Flats, LLC…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

NLRB Regional Director Orders Union Election in a Unit of Undergraduate Employees

On Friday, April 21, 2017, a regional director for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered that a union representation election must be held in a unit composed of 110 undergraduate student residential advisors at…more
 /  Education, Labor & Employment Law

President Trump Issues Executive Order on Employment-Based Visa Reform and Compliance Enforcement

On April 17, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order: “Buy American and Hire American.” The hiring aspect of the order focuses on reviewing the current employment-based visa programs and considering ways to alter…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Announces H-1B Cap Filled

On April 7, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has reached the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018. USCIS has received enough petitions to fill both the regular 65,000 H-1B cap and the U.S…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

7th Circuit Becomes First Appellate Court To Extend Title VII Protection To Sexual Orientation

On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, sitting en banc, issued a landmark opinion becoming the first appellate court to hold that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA’s Attempt to Expand Citation Statute of Limitations Thwarted by Congressional Review Act Senate Vote

On March 22, 2017, the Senate, by a vote of 50-48, passed a House of Representatives’ resolution which overturned the OSHA Rule seeking to expand the statute of limitations period for citations it issues to employers. OSHA…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law
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