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Foster Swift: Laura Genovich to Present Property Tax Webinar

Michigan Business Network
August 15, 2017 10:00 AM


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Foster Swift attorney Laura Genovich will be presenting a free webinar entitled Property Tax Exemptions: What Every Assessor Needs to Know on Wednesday September 20, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.

This one hour program will cover Michigan property tax exemptions from A (Agricultural) to Z (Zoos), explaining the factors that local units must consider when granting or denying an exemption, as well as common mistakes that can result in tax appeals. In addition, the webinar will also discuss in depth the Michigan Supreme Court’s recent decision concerning exemptions for charitable institutions, Baruch SLS, Inc v Tittabawassee Township, and what assessors need to do differently as a result of that decision. If you wish to register, click here.

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Laura practices municipal law, bankruptcy law and litigation in the Grand Rapids office of Foster Swift. She is a regular speaker at municipal law and bankruptcy law seminars and has taught bankruptcy law as an adjunct professor at WMU Cooley Law School. Her professional accomplishments include being the youngest Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee in the country when appointed in 2011; in that role, she has administered more than 3,000 cases, and now also serves as the Chapter 12 trustee for the Western District of Michigan. Laura recently completed a two-year term as Chairperson of the Bankruptcy Section of the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan and is active in the bar and her community. Laura received the Grand Rapids Bar Association’s “3 in 10” Award earlier this year, and she has been named one of Michigan Super Lawyer's “Rising Stars” in bankruptcy law every year since 2012.
Laura filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the Michigan Townships Association, Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Association of Counties, Michigan Association of School Boards, and the Public Corporation Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan in the Baruch case.
Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC is a full service law firm founded in 1902. The firm employs 95-plus attorneys and over 100 support staff in six locations; Lansing, Detroit, Southfield, Grand Rapids, Holland and St. Joseph. For more information about the firm, its attorneys and to access recent publications, visit www.fosterswift.com.  
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