Estate Planning for Retirement Years

Retirement is a highly-anticipated reward for years of hard work and child rearing. The “golden years” are viewed as a special season to pursue hobbies and enjoy life. Interestingly, while many people seek advice from a financial advisor to make sure they have enough money to retire, often they do not obtain a professionally prepared estate plan. Instead of working with an attorney, they will do one of the following: […]

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Elder Law and Estate Planning Team Attend Medicare Summit

The CMDA Elder Law and Estate Planning team had a great time at the recent Metro Detroit Association of Health Underwriters (MDAHU) Medicare Summit and Expo.  Nearly 200 agents from throughout Michigan attended the seminar, which covered all aspects of the Medicare program. Gene Richards, a partner who focuses his practice on elder law and estate planning, was joined at the seminar by Rita Turner, a paralegal, and Dorene Mitchell, […]

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Jim Acho in Dallas News; Files Pat Summerall Concussion Claim

Photo: Meghan R. Acho/CMDA Law Please click here to read an article in the Dallas Newsregarding Jim Acho recently filing a concussion claim on behalf of Pat Summerall.

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Seven CMDA Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2018

CMDA is proud to announce that several attorneys from our Firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars list. The following attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers list:  Jim Acho, Top Rated Civil Litigation Jeff Clark, Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Haider Kazim, Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Allan Vander Laan, Top Rated State, Local & Municipal […]

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Michigan Nonprofit Corporations Must File Annual Report by October 1, 2018

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Corporation, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau (CSCL) recently announced that 2018 annual reports for nonprofit corporations have been mailed to resident agents on record with the CSCL Corporations Division. Nonprofit corporations are required to file their annual report by October 1, 2018. Nonprofit corporations are those formed in which members may not receive any profits of the corporation. A nonprofit corporation […]

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Understanding the Recent Changes to Michigan’s Unclaimed Property Reporting

Beginning in 2018 in Michigan, all companies with no unclaimed property will be required to file a zero or negative report. Under Michigan’s Unclaimed Property Act, anyone holding unclaimed property of another must report such property as abandoned to the State of Michigan under a process known as escheats. Therefore, a bank holding money for a depositor over a number of years, which determines the property is abandoned, must turn […]

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Combating the Rise of Cyber Crime

At the recent Securities Exchange Commission and Department of Justice Enforcement and Litigation Update Conference, speakers included the Director of the SEC Regional Office, Chicago, The Chief of the White Collar Unit of the US Attorney’s Office, Detroit, the Detroit Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI, as well as in-house counsel for local businesses. Much of the discussion was about the rise of cyber crime. The FBI agent said “There […]

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Acho Featured on Sports Radio/Quoted in Article Regarding Ezekiel Elliott Suspension

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was recently featured on sports radio in Dallas and quoted in the latest issue of the New York Times’ publication Law360 Magazine regarding Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott, who was suspended by the NFL following a domestic violence incident.  The article and interview focused on the fairness of the NFL’s disciplinary process. Please click here to read the full article.    

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