Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Health care evolution: A new era of taxes

July 17, 2014
As the evolution of the new era of health care continues, it’s critical for us to evaluate the complexity of these new laws from a variety of tax perspectives: the insurance industry, small business, health care providers, employers and, of course, the consumer. Read More

Legal mistakes commonly made by small businesses

July 16, 2014
Starting a small business can be both an exciting and stressful time. Often times, legal considerations and requirements can get lost in the shuffle — and only come to light when the business owner is attempting to sell the business or is getting sued. Read More

Law firm names office director

July 16, 2014
A Michigan-based law firm has named the new resident director of an office in the region. Read More

Officials arrest ex-assistant prosecutor on sex charges

July 16, 2014
| By AP
A former Kent County assistant prosecutor has been charged with criminal sexual conduct. Read More

Raquel Salas builds law firm

July 15, 2014
A well-rounded attorney and a co-founding partner of Avanti Law Group, Raquel Salas is a self-described business-savvy Dominican immigrant with a knack for client development and negotiation. Read More

Jury convicts accountant of murdering colleague

July 14, 2014
| By AP
A certified public accountant has been convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of a prominent colleague. Read More

UAV regulation debate drones on

A GR business is grounded in the FAA struggle to limit use of drones.

July 11, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration is virtually at war with U.S. businesses trying to use small UAVs — unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones — including businesses in West Michigan. Read More

Attorneys look at potential jurors’ social media accounts

July 11, 2014
Attorneys often take a peek at the social media accounts of those selected for jury duty. Read More

Closely held corporations win religious freedom

Supreme Court rules companies can decide issuance of birth control.

July 11, 2014
The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby two weeks ago in the contraception coverage case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, saying that closely held companies have religious freedom. Read More

Woman pleads no contest in Ponzi scheme

July 11, 2014
| By AP
A woman has pleaded no contest for her role in a Ponzi scheme that bilked millions of dollars from senior citizen investors. Read More