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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

What’s New in Immigration Law?

USCIS Permits Certain EAD Applicants to apply for a Social Security Number on Form I-765 - Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Michigan Property Tax Exemption for Charitable Institutions Is Again Construed Broadly by the State Supreme Court

Property owned and occupied by charitable institutions solely for their charitable purposes is exempt from Michigan property tax. Some assessors denied exemptions to charities that charged fees for their services, arguing that…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Nonprofit Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Canada Initiates Stakeholder Consultations on a New Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

On September 30, 2017, Global Affairs Canada announced that it has commenced a consultation process regarding a new Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP-11”). The consultation process is part of a renewed effort to finalize…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Survival in the Immigration Culture of Delay and Social Media Mining - Adjustment Interviews

With the recent change by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to mandate in-person interviews for employment based adjustment cases along with changes to require the review of social media and to what constitutes a…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

2017 Federal Business Income Tax Legislation

Republicans are still expected to come up with significant changes in income taxation. The latest proposed significant change is to reduce the maximum marginal federal tax rate on corporations to 20% from its current essential…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Taxation

CETA: A New Opportunity, and Challenge, for Canadian Companies

Canadian exporters should have 500 million new consumers on their radar. The Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) has come into effect provisionally, immediately eliminating 98% of tariffs…more
 /  International Law & Trade

Travel Ban Expires, Replaced by Presidential Proclamation Restricting Travel for Certain Nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia

On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued a proclamation entitled, “Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats” (“the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

GOES Website Goes Away.....October 1, Trusted Travelers Take Note

Effective October 1, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is replacing the GOES (global online enrollment system) website with the new cloud based Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) system website. Users of the various…more
 /  Immigration Law, Transportation

To Disclose Or Not To Disclose: Trade Secrets Vs. Patents

When a business develops valuable information not known to its competitors, it is often faced with a difficult and important decision: whether to disclose that information and seek federal patent protection, or to maintain the…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Planning for 2018

Even if Congress fails this autumn to overhaul the Internal Revenue Code and, conceivably, repeal the federal “death” or estate tax, 2018 can be expected to bring relief in the form of taxpayer-friendly inflation adjustments. …more
 /  Taxation

Vapor Intrusion: Why Property Owners and Purchasers really need to pay attention

An increasing degree of attention is being paid to instances of vapor intrusion, the process by which volatile chemicals migrate, in vapor form, from soil or groundwater into indoor air spaces of buildings. Even in the era of…more
 /  Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Estate Tax Portability – Not So Fast My Friend

Many of you have heard of the new Federal estate tax “portability” rule that allows a surviving spouse to effectively inherit any unused federal estate tax exemption of a predeceased spouse. An individual can only use the…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Department of Justice use of Parallel Proceedings

Corporations and individuals engaged in a heavily regulated industry, particularly those doing business with the federal government, stand a good chance of being called upon to provide information related to a government…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

So…Everyone’s Been Compromised? What To Do In The Wake Of The Equifax Breach

By now, you’ve probably heard that over 143 million records containing highly sensitive personal information have been compromised in the Equifax data breach. With numbers exceeding 40% of the population of the United States at…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

What Happened to Functional Obsolescence in Assessment Valuations

If you own property that is assessed by the cost approach, you likely found out that the only obsolescence deducted was physical depreciation. Yet, it is fundamental that to reach market value by the cost approach, the assessor…more
 /  Taxation
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