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 Foster Swift launches new Michigan Senior Law blog

By 2030, 19 percent of the U.S. population will be age 65 or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Foster Swift elder law attorney Norman E. “Gene” Richards has launched a new Michigan Senior Law Blog that addresses common questions about the challenges of aging – from an elder law attorney’s perspective.
“Families are faced with overwhelming choices when it comes to caring for a relative with life changing needs. There is a need [for] a strong advocate [to] help guide them through the health care maze,” said Carl Simcox, Senior Care Network. 

The Michigan Senior Law Blog was designed as a resource for senior adults, children and grandchildren who juggle careers and their own family needs while assisting aging loved ones. Subscribers receive compassionate, practical, timely, reliable information about a topics that will help to manage and optimize quality of life during the aging process.

Richards counsels aging adults and their families through transitions requiring a special focus on planning for long-term care. He strives to be more than just a quick stop for legal documents by serving as a counselor, advisor, planner and resource with the goal of empowering senior adults, and allowing them to age gracefully in the safest environment possible.
“Gene is able to thoughtfully navigate through the options to make sure they are protected financially and legally,” said Simcox.
 Those interested may subscribe to the blog at:? www.michiganseniorlaw.com.

Warner Norcross partners appointed to State Bar Environmental Section Council

Two partners from Warner Norcross & Judd LLP have been elected to serve on the governing council of the State Bar of Michigan (SBM) Environmental Section: Dennis J. Donohue for a two-year term as secretary-treasurer and Steven C. Kohl for a two-year term as a committee member. The Environmental Law Section of SBM provides education, information, and analysis through meetings, seminars, public service programs, their website and publication of the Michigan Environmental Law Journal.
Both Donohue and Kohl are members of the firm’s Resources, Energy and Environment Practice Group.  Donohue concentrates his practice on issues ranging from mining to water to hazardous waste while Kohl focuses his on air and air quality issues. 

Warner partner Kurt M. Brauer, also a member of the practice group, completed his term as chair of the council Sept. 30.