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The “Half-Mile Rule” Survives: Existing Spirits Retailers Celebrate

posted on April 28, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

Grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, and other stores that sell spirits for consumption off the licensed premises are required to obtain ...

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ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSES 101

posted on February 28, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

  All businesses desiring to manufacture, import, distribute, or sell alcohol to consumers must obtain proper licenses and permits from the Mi...

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New Law Restricts Issuance of Beer and Wine Licenses

posted on February 23, 2017 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

Effective in 2017, the Michigan Legislature changed the law related to a business owner’s ability to obtain a license to sell beer and...

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Gas Stations and Alcohol Beverage Licensing: What You Need to Know

posted on January 31, 2017 by Scott A. Breen

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

The Michigan Legislature has been active in the past few years in the area of alcohol beverage licensing.  One of the most notable changes a...

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Opening a Restaurant or Liquor Store: What You Need to Know About Liquor Licenses

posted on March 15, 2016 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

Locating the Necessary Michigan Liquor License  Many people have dreams of opening their own restaurant, brewpub, bar, grocery store, o...

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Do You Disagree with Your Property Tax Assessment?

posted on February 26, 2016 by Scott A. Breen

Scott Breen, Real Estate, Corporate & Business Law

Appealing Your Residential and Business Property Taxes Each year, the city/township assessor determines the “assessed value” of ...

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Starting Your Own Business: What Type of Entity?

posted on November 25, 2015 by Willingham & Cote

Scott Breen, Corporate & Business Law

One of the first questions that entrepreneurs ask when they are thinking about starting a new business is:  What type of entity should I form?&nb...

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Business Owners: You Must Act Fast to Appeal Property Taxes

posted on April 29, 2015 by Scott A. Breen

Scott Breen, Real Estate

If you feel that the local assessor has overvalued your commercial real estate, there is still time to file an appeal to reduce your taxes.  Thes...

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The Charm of Up North: Encroachment, Lot Lines and Trespassing

posted on September 25, 2014 by Scott A. Breen

Scott Breen, Real Estate

There is often a great deal of emotional and sentimental attachment to family cottages and hunting land.  Since much of this land is located adja...

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Transfers of Liquor Licenses: A Quicker Process

posted on May 12, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

In December of 2013, a new Michigan law was enacted to provide a much quicker process to obtain a liquor license.  This law allows the issuance o...

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Do You Ever Disagree with the Tax Man?

posted on April 09, 2014 by Willingham & Cote

Scott Breen, Real Estate

Each year, the city/township assessor determines the “assessed value” of real estatewithin its jurisdiction.  This is equal to one-ha...

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Transferring Real Estate to Your Children Without Tax Penalities

posted on October 15, 2013 by Willingham & Cote

Scott Breen, Real Estate

A Michigan law was recently enacted which will allow parents to transfer real estate to their children without certain property tax increases.  A...

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