A weekly column on matters concerning legal, money, small business, family business and people issues.
Sprinkled among the political thunder and lightning we’ve tried to escape this year is a proposal to change tax rules affecting transfers of ownership of family businesses. Read More
Long ago, after we had lost a $1.9 million verdict, the lawyer who hired me at the firm where I still work sat next to me in a bar and said, “Well, Bill, if you try a lot of lawsuits, you're going to lose from time to time.” Read More
Anyone involved with trying to operate a successful business or nonprofit organization knows it isn’t easy to juggle all of the responsibilities. Read More
Recently, the Social Security Administration announced the cost of living adjustments for 2017 benefits will be a mere 0.3 percent for retirees in 2017 over the benefits received in 2016. Read More
It is time to start thinking about year-end tax planning and preparing for the 2016 filing season. Read More
Back in the 1970s, I was a “pre-law” political science major at Grand Valley State University. Read More
In this age of technology, people believe most questions can be answered. Read More