Cross Participates in Pro Bono Expungement Clinic

Matt Cross, an attorney in our Traverse City office, recently participated in a pro bono expungement clinic to clear old criminal convictions.  The clinic is designed to remove barriers to employment and housing for people with old felony and misdemeanor convictions. Mr. Cross met with participants at no charge to discuss their situation and assisted them with completing legal forms.  Michigan law allows individuals to set aside some, but not […]

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The Five Most Common Mistakes an Elder Law Attorney Sees

Everybody knows of the problems of aging adults, however few give it the serious attention it needs.  The failure to address these issues appropriately can result in serious financial distress and/or a loss of independence.  I have outlined five common mistakes made by aging adults and tips on how to avoid making them. First Mistake: Doing nothing If you do nothing to deal with aging you have a good chance […]

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Panel Discussion on Understanding Long Term Care Needs to be held April 20

On Thursday, April 20th Norman E. Richards (Gene), a partner in our Livonia office, will join other elder law experts to present a panel discussion on Understanding Long Term Care Needs.  The seminar will be held at Waltonwood Cherry Hill in Canton and is open to the public.  For more information, please click here. Norman E. Richards (Gene) focuses his practice on estate planning and elder law.  He assists clients […]

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Grant Obtains Dismissals on behalf of Judge and Prosecutor

Greg Grant, an attorney in our Traverse City office, recently obtained dismissals on behalf of a Northern Michigan judge and prosecutor in two separate civil rights cases. In both cases, the courts awarded his clients all of their attorney fees and costs. Mr. Grant aggressively defends judges, attorneys, and municipalities as a regular part of his practice. Greg Grant focuses his practice on municipal law, employment and labor law, insurance defense, […]

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Acho Guest Speaker at NFLPA Detroit Meeting

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was the guest speaker at the 2017 NFL Players Association Detroit annual winter meeting at the Renaissance Center on February 23rd.

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Acho Appears on Radio Shows to Discuss NLRB Ruling Against NCAA

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, appeared on several radio shows today after a crucial ruling against the NCAA was handed down by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) over the weekend. Of local interest, Jim was a guest on WJR’s popular Frank Beckmann Show, a show on which Jim has appeared more than a dozen times the past 15 years. To listen to Jim’s interview, click here.

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Grant Obtains a No Cause of Action Verdict in Federal Court

Greg Grant of the Traverse City office recently obtained a no cause of action verdict in an excessive force trial in federal court.  Mr. Grant represented four corrections officers whom the plaintiff alleged used excessive force against him while he was inmate in a Michigan county jail.  Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that he was maced twice and tasered twice while locked in his cell. The evidence at trial demonstrated that […]

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Cross Obtains Favorable Arbitration Award for Concert Promoter

After a prolonged dispute, Matt Cross obtained an arbitration award for a valued client, a Detroit-based concert promoter.  The promoter paid the producer of the show a $40,000 deposit in five installments to perform its show in Detroit last year.  The producer pulled out last minute and refused to return the promoter’s deposit, citing the promoter’s failure to timely pay two of the five scheduled payments.  Mr. Cross convinced the […]

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Acho Attends Ohio State Legends Dinner for UM-OSU Week

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office represents more than former Detroit Lions and ex-UM players. In fact, he represents more ex-Ohio State players than any other school and has handled matters for six former OSU All-Americans, ranging from contracts, employment agreements, to litigation. Tom Skladany, 3 time All American at OSU (1974-76) and a former President of the NFL Alumni Association as well as Ohio State Football Alumni […]

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Acho Gives Keynote Address at Alma Mater’s Basketball Tip-Off Gala

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was recently asked to be the keynote speaker at the University of Saint Francis (USF) Men’s Basketball Tip-Off Gala and Auction.  Acho, a graduate from the University of Saint Francis, played for the basketball team from 1990 to 1993 and was the co-captain of the team in 1992 and 1993. During his speech, Acho shared humorous stories about his time at USF […]

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