Firms, legislation, trends and awards


Keef looks to roll into Michigan

Cannabis-infused beverage company has offered medicinal products in state since August.

January 18, 2019
The legalization of recreational marijuana in Michigan has been a long time coming for Keef Brands, a Colorado-based cannabis beverage company. Read More

616 Lofts files for bankruptcy

January 14, 2019
A local developer has filed for bankruptcy. Read More

Law firm hires attorney

January 14, 2019
There's a new attorney at a local law firm. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court names chief justice

January 14, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court has selected its new chief justice. Read More

Two-year legal battle ends for shuttered IT company

Muskegon County ordered to pay $228K in damages after peremptory ending of contract.

January 11, 2019
After a two-year legal battle, a Lansing circuit court judge cleared the name of Ryan Leestma and his IT consulting business, Information Systems Intelligence LLC, finding Muskegon County liable for breaching its contractual obligations. Read More

Tax season arrives with some changes

C corporations, S corporations will see decrease in flat rate tax percentage.

January 11, 2019
Tax season is fast approaching, and that means another year for businesses to learn about tax changes, especially now when some of the new provisions in the federal tax overhaul that was signed into law in 2017 will take effect. Read More

Law firm elects leadership

January 9, 2019
A local law firm has named a new group of leaders. Read More

County says indigent defense rules are too costly

January 8, 2019
| By AP
PONTIAC — Some county officials in Michigan say new state rules designed to give financially limited defendants effective legal representation in court cases are costing too much money to implement. Read More

Department of Corrections and auditors dispute prison closures

January 7, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — The Michigan Department of Corrections is failing to adequately document how it determines which prisons are selected for closure, according to a recent audit report. Read More

Code violations close music venue

January 2, 2019
A local music venue is closed. Read More