When ICE Raids Your Business: A Primer for Michigan Employers

Under President Trump, the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has received, by executive order, new powers and resources. Almost immediately, there was a corresponding jump in arrests and deportations. Workplace raids have also increased, becoming a regular occurrence in Michigan. For Michigan employers, this has understandably caused significant concern and worry. Not only […]

Michigan’s Business Courts: An Overview

There is a reason that the phrase “time is money” is a cliché in business. Anything that causes delays, such as dealing with a lawsuit slowly winding its way through our clogged courts, is costly for companies of any size. At the same time, disputes are part of running an enterprise and commercial litigation is […]

Wait-and-See: Tax Planning in the Time of Trump

Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, the only real constant seems to be that nothing, other than 3 a.m. tweetstorms, can be predicted. From immigration to foreign policy to health care, it’s all been in flux. Because of this, everyone from Germany’s Angela Merkel to Pope Francis is preferring a wait-and-see approach to […]

SCOTUS Transgender Bathroom Case More Important than Ever

On March 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a first-of-its-kind case that could do for transgender rights what Obergefell did for marriage equality. While this case was always important, President Trump’s recent order canceling the Obama Administration’s guidelines on transgender bathrooms in schools, means it is now all the more critical. […]