Columns

How Obergefell will impact state trust and estate laws

July 27, 2015

By Marlaine Teahan The Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges will have wide-ranging implications across the country. The impact on estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates in Michigan is staggering. The Obergefell ruling ...

The most interesting cook in the world

July 27, 2015

Last night I was explaining to my daughter the concept of the “Most Interesting Man in the World,” the brilliant Dos Equis beer ad campaign. (I am convinced that the creative geniuses of our generation are, by necessity, in advertising instead ...

A presidential 'visit' that was long overdue

July 27, 2015

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief It was a first time stop for a sitting president – a federal prison. Unlike some politicians from his home state of Illinois, President Barack Obama made the visit by choice, touring the El Reno Federal Correctional ...

Commentary: Weed and work just don't mix

July 27, 2015

By Marie Matyjaszek It’s Sunday morning and you are looking forward to a day off of work. You wake up and your back is just killing you – must be that disc problem doctors say they simply can’t fix. Good thing is, you have something that ...

The Firm: There is no magic number for occupancy overhead

July 27, 2015

By Ed Poll Daily Record Newswire A lawyer called to inquire about average percentage of revenue to be allocated for occupancy, and whether his percentage was in line with other law firms. I cited one study that put the average around 9 to 10 percent — ...

MY TURN: A 'grand' juror whiffs when court duty calls

July 27, 2015

Some day, perhaps within hours of this missive being published, I expect to be summoned for jury duty. I have longed for the opportunity and have been puzzled that seemingly everyone around me — son, sisters, nephews, friends, colleagues, and neighbors ...