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Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney Welcomes Laura DePonio as an Associate

Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney, P.C. is pleased to announce their newest associate, Laura DePonio. Ms. DePonio holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and is a 2017 graduate of Northeastern University College of Law. She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Tufts University Medical School with a concentration in healthcare…

Combatting Overbroad Discovery Requests On Third-Parties – The Sixth Circuit Stands Up To Discovery Abuse
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Combatting Overbroad Discovery Requests On Third-Parties – The Sixth Circuit Stands Up To Discovery Abuse

The next time you receive a subpoena with an attached schedule requesting seven categories of “communications, material, or electronically stored information” that relates to an individual or entity for some five-year period and even includes its own definitions of words like “communication” and “relate,” you may have a handy response to add to your list…

Enforcement of Non-Competes
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Enforcement of Non-Competes

It is well established that non-compete agreements in employment contracts are enforceable if they meant the requirements of MCL 445.774a of the Michigan Antitrust Reform Act (“MARA”).  But what about non-compete agreements that do not arise in the employment context?  In Brillart v. Danneffel, 36 Mich. App. 359 (1971), the Court of Appeals ruled that…

Lender or Partner?
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Lender or Partner?

Suppose that your client comes to you and says that he started a business and received funds from another person. Your client thinks that the other person simply made a loan to the business. The other person thinks that the funds are a capital contribution to a partnership, which made him a partner in the…

The Tax Man Cometh: Strategies For Retiring Debt
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The Tax Man Cometh: Strategies For Retiring Debt

As litigators, we often represent clients being pursued by creditors (banks, private lenders, bankruptcy trustees, etc.) seeking payment on loans or indebtedness. A strategy employed by many lawyers is to simply negotiate a discount on the indebtedness in exchange for immediate payment, with the remainder of the debt being “written off” by the creditor. If…

Friction or Non-Friction? How to Handle Business Partner Disputes and Other Conflicts
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Friction or Non-Friction? How to Handle Business Partner Disputes and Other Conflicts

While business is flourishing across resurgent metro markets nationwide, change invariably brings with it a certain degree of turmoil. From minor growing pains to more profound professional conflicts, some companies are more equipped to handle success, and challenges, than others. When it comes to setting up business partnerships or handling business partner disputes, it is…

Let’s Continue Discussing the Michigan Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
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Let’s Continue Discussing the Michigan Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

Last month, we started discussing a scenario involving a plaintiff with a judgment against the now defunct Darn Debtor, Inc. (“Debtor”). The judgment debtor’s majority shareholder, Ina Insider (“Insider”), received cash and equipment from Debtor when it liquidated its assets. The plaintiff has decided to bring a claim against Insider under MCL 566.35(2) of the…

The Michigan Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
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The Michigan Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

So you have finally triumphed after a long legal battle and obtained a judgment in favor of your client against the defendant Darn Debtor, Inc. (“Debtor”). However, no sooner do you have your judgment then the defendant’s counsel informs you that their client is judgment proof and won’t even bother with an appeal. What is…

Do New Rules for Shareholder Oppression Claims Apply to LLCs?
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Do New Rules for Shareholder Oppression Claims Apply to LLCs?

Last month, we discussed the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision in Madugula v. Taub, 2014 Mich. LEXIS 1281 (July 15, 2014), in which the Court held that shareholder oppression claims, including those seeking damages, can only be tried before judges sitting as courts of equity. This month, we focus on one of the strategic implications of that…