Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Police shut down beach party

May 23, 2017
| By AP
Police closed a lakeshore beach for a few hours after complaints about hundreds of college students partying. Read More

Bar association names '3-in-10' award winners

May 17, 2017
The local bar association has presented awards to three “outstanding” members of the legal profession who are in the first 10 years of their careers. Read More

Q&A: Meredith Ervine

May 16, 2017
Meredith Ervine is a corporate partner at the law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn. Read More

Police officer dies after crash

May 10, 2017
| By AP
Authorities said a police officer has died after a crash involving his cruiser while on duty in the region. Read More

Snyder appoints judge to Michigan Supreme Court

May 10, 2017
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder has promoted a veteran state appellate judge to the Michigan Supreme Court, becoming the first governor to have appointed a majority of the court since the state began electing justices in the 1850s. Read More

Inside Track: Trials prepare attorney for dual career

Elizabeth Rosario went from being a single mom at 14 and dropping out of high school to founding tax business and law firm.

May 5, 2017
Some people might look at Elizabeth Rosario’s life and see hard work overcoming tough luck. But Rosario likes to keep the focus on a higher power. Read More

Law firm adds office managing partner to GR staff

New manager Bob Sikkel says Barnes & Thornburg’s local office offers hub for aviation law, other practices.

May 5, 2017
Bob Sikkel has practiced labor and employment law for more than 30 years. In that time, he has come to understand the responsibilities and challenges human resources professionals face. Read More

Law firm hires ex-US attorney

May 5, 2017
The former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Michigan has joined the Grand Rapids office of a national law firm. Read More

Appeals court rules on teacher union case

May 4, 2017
| By AP
Michigan teachers and other school employees can quit a union at any time, not just one month a year, the state appeals court said. Read More

Brewery files for bankruptcy

May 3, 2017
A brewery in the region that closed its doors has filed for bankruptcy. Read More