Matters Column

A weekly column on matters concerning legal, money, small business, family business and people issues.

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Leadership develops within a team, not on its own

July 22, 2016
Hard to believe, after all these months, the potential political leadership options for our country are becoming formalized for a vote in November. Read More

Biz challenges too much for you? Tell it to Nobel winner

July 15, 2016
If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the sacrifices of building a business, you need to examine your situation from a different perspective. Read More

Family business best practices: an overview

July 8, 2016
What does it take for a family business to be world class? Read More

Law can work in support of immigration, not against it

July 1, 2016
People say there ought to be “a law” that changes the way that we address immigration. Or maybe just “a wall.” Read More

Some giving strategies can be a tax gift to yourself

June 24, 2016
I have had the privilege and honor of serving on nonprofit boards and working with clients that supported many tax-exempt and charitable organizations. Read More

Logically, a statement is only as good as its sources

June 17, 2016
Sometimes a stupid joke can start you thinking. Read More

Fair pay today goes far beyond supply and demand

June 10, 2016
“Pay me fairly!” Who can be against that? Read More

To protect assets upon death, TOD’s the name

June 3, 2016
Want to avoid probate court administering your assets when you die? Read More

Law offers business opportunity to service-disabled veterans

May 27, 2016
To be as successful in business as they were in the military, Michigan veterans should take advantage of federal, state and local laws that provide "procurement preferences" for service-disabled veterans. Read More

Employee records are more than a walk in the park

May 20, 2016
It seems like employee record keeping is all about common sense, so what can you write that people need to hear or would find interesting? Read More