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Best Business Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

posted on May 22, 2020 by Willingham & Cote

Scott Breen, Real Estate, Corporate & Business Law

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives have significantly changed and the Governor has issued almost 100 executive orders since March 16, 202...

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Real Estate Financing 101

posted on February 14, 2020 by Willingham & Cote

Scott Breen, Real Estate

  LAND CONTRACTS, PURCHASE MONEY MORTGAGES,  AND THIRD PARTY FINANCING        Many of our clients w...

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Federal Employees Without Pay: What Do I Do Now?

posted on January 22, 2019 by Willingham & Cote

Estate & Gifts, Divorce & Family Law, Scott Breen, Real Estate, Corporate & Business Law

For approximately 380,000 federal employees on furlough and another 420,000 working without pay, many people may be asking how they can protect themse...

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Common Real Estate Pitfalls

posted on December 18, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Scott Breen, Real Estate

          As a result of the internet and other resources that are available to individuals, many people are taking it ...

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Preparing Your Business for Success: The Importance of a Succession Plan

posted on October 17, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Scott Breen, Corporate & Business Law

              We generally recommend that business owners form a corporation or limited...

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The Half-Mile Rule Is Dead: At Least for Now

posted on April 17, 2018 by Willingham & Cote

Alcohol Beverage, Scott Breen

    In 1968, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission established an administrative rule that generally prevented a retail store from ob...

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Taxation of Pass-Through Businesses After Tax Reform

posted on January 16, 2018 by Scott A. Breen

Scott Breen, Real Estate, Corporate & Business Law

Pass-through Entities   Most people have heard that Congress recently passed extreme tax reform laws (commonly referred to as the “...

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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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