Firms, legislation, trends and awards


West Michigan attorneys earn statewide honor

July 27, 2016
Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly will recognize five West Michigan attorneys this fall during the publication’s annual Women in the Law event. Read More

Q&A: Allison Sleight

July 26, 2016
Attorney Allison Sleight said she often jokes that in a nutshell, her job is spent dividing by two for a living. Read More

Tribe reaches partial settlement with state

July 26, 2016
A tribe in the region has reached a partial settlement with the state over more than $21.7-million in withheld revenue-sharing payments, which are related to a compact dispute. Read More

Business succession: Estate taxes when you never got around to planning

July 26, 2016
I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you’re dead. Read More

Food truck ordinance around the corner

City ordinance would allow eateries more freedom to operate on public property downtown.

July 22, 2016
There’s now heavy legal energy moving behind Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss’s dream of having more food trucks in the downtown area. Read More

Feds rule on washer 'dumping' by appliance makers

July 22, 2016
The feds have issued a preliminary ruling against two competitors of an appliance maker in the region for underpricing washing machines produced outside of the United States and sold into the U.S. market. Read More

Energy company reaches $176M settlement for oil spill

July 20, 2016
An energy company has reached a $176-million settlement for the costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history — a pipeline rupture that polluted a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River. Read More

800 officers in line for stress help

Sheriff’s department, GR police will test behavioral health program for one year.

July 15, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Amid the heated and complex national conversation surrounding the deaths of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and five police officers in Dallas, some West Michigan police will get help coping with a tough job that seems to be getting tougher. Read More

Grand Rapids appoints city attorney

July 13, 2016
The Grand Rapids City Commission has unanimously appointed a new city attorney. Read More

Black Women Connect GR produces forum on race and policing

July 13, 2016
A local chamber-backed group is hosting a forum on race and policing in town. Read More