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April’s “50 a Month Donation” Recipient

CMDA is honored and appreciative for the trust our clients have placed in our Firm since 1965.  As a way to give back to the community as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, every month throughout 2015 the Firm will be donating 50 items (or more) to a local charity. April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Michigan, and we are donating items to benefit the Dearborn Animal Shelter. The Shelter is […]

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Chaldean American Bar Association Highlights Acho’s Achievements

The Chaldean American Bar Association (CABA) recently recognized Jim Acho and his run to become the executive director of the National Football League Player Association (NFLPA).  Mr. Acho is a senior attorney in our Livonia office, a CABA member and former CABA board member.  

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Acho’s Run for NFLPA Executive Director Position Ends

Jim Acho’s run to become the next executive director of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) ended Sunday evening as DeMaurice Smith was reelected to a third term. Two months ago when several retired NFL players nominated him to run for the executive director position, Mr. Acho explained, “I am honored that the retired players think enough of me to ask me to run. I will do the very best I […]

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Hirzel to Present at CAI Annual Conference and Expo

Kevin Hirzel, a partner in our Livonia office, will be presenting at the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Annual Conference and Expo on Friday, March 13. Mr. Hirzel will be discussing construction defect resolution and the appropriate steps a post-transition control Board of Directors should take with respect to discovering and resolving construction defects. If you are attending the CAI Conference and Expo, please plan on stopping by CMDA’s booth. Mr. […]

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Acho Secures Nominations for NFLPA Executive Position

Congratulations to Jim Acho who secured the necessary nominations to appear on the ballot for NFL Players Association (NFLPA) executive director position. He will make a one-hour presentation at the union’s annual meeting on March 14, and the 32 player reps will elect an executive director the next day. His platform includes long-term health-care benefits for all players after they retire until they are eligible for Medicare, the elimination of […]

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Just Posted: CMDA’s March On Law Newsletter

CMDA’s March On Law newsletter focuses on our municipal law group. Andrew Brege outlines the Recent Changes to the Freedom of Information Act that May Impact Local Communities. Linda Davis Friedland explains how Public and Private Employers are Subject to the 50 Employee Threshold Under the FMLA, but points out that the unconditional language in employee manuals may create a jury question. Greg Grant offers a few practical tips that […]

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March’s “50 a Month Donation” Recipient

CMDA is honored and appreciative for the trust our clients have placed in our Firm since 1965.  As a way to give back to the community as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, every month throughout 2015 the Firm will be donating 50 items (or more) to a local charity. March is Reading Month in Michigan, and we are donating new and gently used books to Most Holy Trinity School in Detroit.  The […]

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Update: Attorney Jim Acho Nominated to Run for Executive Director of NFL Players Association

For those of you following Jim Acho’s run for the NFL Players Association Executive Director position, here are a few recent articles to update you. Detroit Free Press: Michigan Attorney: Feedback Positive for NFLPA Role NBC Sports: DeMaurice Smith has Four Challengers for NFLPA Position Boston Globe: NFL Offseason is Off to a Bad Start Bleacher Report: DeMaurice Smith to Run Against Multiple Candidates for NFLPA CBS Sports: DeMaurice Smith […]

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February’s “50th a Month Donation” Recipient

CMDA is honored and appreciative for the trust our clients have placed in our Firm since 1965.  As a way to give back to the community as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, every month throughout 2015 the Firm will be donating 50 items to a local charity. In February, we will be donating prepackaged and individual boxes of snacks (granola bars, pretzels, fruit snacks, juice boxes, etc.) to The Guidance Center’s Kids […]

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Attorneys Attending MACP Mid-Winter Conference Feb. 4-5, 2015

Attorneys Ethan Vinson, Andrew Brege, and Allan C. Vander Laan are attending the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police Mid-Winter Conference on February 4-5, 2015.  If you are attending the conference, stop by booth #75 to learn more about CMDA’s legal services.  We hope to see you there.

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