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Sweeping Changes to Michigan’s Nonprofit Corporation Act

SWEEPING CHANGES MADE TO MICHIGAN’S NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT IS YOUR ORGANIZATION NOW OUT OF DATE WITH ITS GOVERNANCE DOCUMENTS?  By: Michael F. Matheson On January 15, 2015, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a series of bills that implemented a number of changes to the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act.  Many of the changes could have […]

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Significant Changes to Michigan’s FOIA Act

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO MICHIGAN’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (“FOIA”) WILL TAKE EFFECT IN 2015 If you regularly deal with FOIA, July 1, 2015 should be circled on your calendar.  That is the day significant changes to FOIA go into effect.  Those changes affect the information that public bodies must provide to the public about FOIA […]

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Federal Tax Update and Michigan Tax Update for Same-Sex Spouses

FEDERAL TAX UPDATE AND MICHIGAN TAX UPDATE FOR SAME-SEX SPOUSES Written by:  Mieke V. Weissert In light of the United States Supreme Court decision, U.S. v Windsor, the government has taken action to recognize same-sex marriages for federal tax purposes.  On August 29, 2013 it was ruled by The U.S. Department of the Treasury and […]

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2013 Estate and Gift Tax Highlights

The American Tax Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”) came into effect on January 2, 2013.  ATRA includes new federal estate, gift and generation-skipping-transfer tax (“GST”) legislation that is generally applicable to decedents’ estates, and generation-skipping transfers and gifts made, after December 31, 2012.  Listed below are a few highlights that may be applicable to your […]

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