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The Top Reasons Why You Need a Business Lawyer


My grandparents came to this country with a desire to give their families a better life. In fact, they managed to not only heroically escape the civil war that engulfed their home country of Lebanon, but also to instill empower an entrepreneurial spirit in their children that many immigrants to the US share. Like many [...]

The Top Reasons Why You Need a Business Lawyer2019-03-10T21:53:18-04:00

Jawad Shah v State Farm


Introduction The purpose of the memorandum is to help better breakdown the rulings and holdings of the most recent Court of Appeals decision rendered on May 9, 2018 in Jawad A. Shah et al v State Farm, ___ Mich App ___ (2018). While this case issued rulings that lower courts (District & Circuit) must follow on [...]

Jawad Shah v State Farm2019-02-22T17:45:45-04:00

Faster, Leaner Nonprofits


How to become a tax-exempt nonprofit organization with the IRS? A nonprofit organization is an entity that is established to advance a social cause or further a charitable purpose. The major difference between nonprofit organizations and for-profit entities is that nonprofit organizations retain their profits to advance their causes while for-profit organizations distribute their profits to [...]

Faster, Leaner Nonprofits2018-06-05T20:55:57-04:00

The Nature of Nonprofits


Nonprofits can be organizations that serve the public at-large or more specifically provide benefit exclusively to their members. Thus, state statutory provisions have been tailored by their respective legislators to provide distinct requirements for the different types of nonprofit organizations. As many states have adopted all or at least parts of the 1987 Revised Nonprofit Corporation [...]

The Nature of Nonprofits2018-06-05T20:13:45-04:00

Corrections and Rehabilitation


Many of my clients are young African American males whom range from the ages of 18-28. Most of these young men do not have high school diplomas and are unemployed. The NAACP reports that almost half the prison population in the U.S. are made up of African Americans. A staggering 1 million of the total 2.3 [...]

Corrections and Rehabilitation2018-06-05T20:14:16-04:00

Corporate Advantage


Is there an advantage to being a nonprofit organization? Nonprofit organizations definitely enjoy certain benefits that are distinct from for-profit entities, that could be inviting to those interested and qualified to become nonprofit. As an overview of nonprofits and their status within law and taxation, you’ll see that most nonprofits have the advantage of being exempt [...]

Corporate Advantage2018-06-05T20:20:30-04:00

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Alternative Dispute Resolution: Practical Guide When facing a legal dispute, do you really have to go to court? Believe it or not, courts actually prefer when parties to a conflict or dispute use alternative methods to the traditional route of pursuing legal claims through the court system. The argument is for judicial economy, which essentially holds [...]

Alternative Dispute Resolution2018-09-17T00:30:29-04:00

CBP Seizure of Personal Property


Many of our clients travel to and from the United States. Customs and Border Patrol seized the individual property of one of our clients who was carrying over $10k in funds on their person during their travel from the United States. Our legal team quickly responded to the situation and was able to recover the full [...]

CBP Seizure of Personal Property2018-06-05T20:23:41-04:00

Supreme Court Decision on DAPA 2016


What does the Supreme Court’s Decision on DAPA mean for Michigan Residents? In November 2014, President Barack Obama announced his administration’s plan for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), a program that would defer the deportation of an estimated five million qualifying illegal aliens in the United States. Under the plan, illegal aliens would have [...]

Supreme Court Decision on DAPA 20162018-06-05T20:21:57-04:00

The Department of Labor and Employers


After two years of diligent work and negotiations, the Department of Labor recently announced its final rule to adjust overtime rules. Championed by President Obama, the revised rules are projected to impact four million Americans. The significant changes are intended to provide a “meaningful boost to many workers’ wallets, and will go a long way toward [...]

The Department of Labor and Employers2018-06-05T20:22:12-04:00