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Katila Howard: Recipient of Young Alumni Recognition Award

Michigan Business Beat
October 30, 2017 2:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher talks with Katila Howard, member of the Business & Corporate practice group at Foster Swift Attorneys, Lansing, MI.

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Cyber-Security: It’s Not If, It’s When

Bottom Line IT
October 17, 2017 2:00 PM

In these 9 segments of Bottom Line IT Josh Gembala, ASK Enhanced Security Services Manager speaks at the the Cyber-Security: It’s Not If, It’s When seminar held in Southfield, MI on October 4th.

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Determining the Legal and Technical Processes Businesses Need

Michigan Business Beat
September 28, 2017 5:00 PM

Attorneys from Foster Swift law firm along with other guest speakers will be in Southfield on October 4th from 7:45 AM until 11:00 AM to present on how to help organizations determine the legal and technical processes businesses need to have in place. Executives, businesses owners, and all management personnel are encouraged to attend. The seminar is free to attend but registration is required. Free Seminar: Cyber-Security: It's Not If, It's When Southfield, Mich. 

In this segment MBN's Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Taylor Gast an attorney practicing Business and Commercial Law, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, Lansing, MI to find out all the details about this upcoming event.

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Foster Swift: Laura Genovich Set to Be Honored, and Present Webinar in September

Michigan Business Beat
August 16, 2017 9:00 AM

Chris Holman catches up with Foster Swift attorney Laura Genovich who 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.

She's also among a distinguished few being recognized next month as the 2017 "Women in the Law" will be held during a luncheon on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Detroit Marriott Troy. A section dedicated to the honorees will appear in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly's September 11 issue.
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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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Foster Swift: The Department of Labor Small Business 401(k) Money Grab

Michigan Business Network
August 2, 2017 12:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – While most businesses and business owners have developed a healthy fear of IRS tax audits, the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) authority to audit 401(k) plans has not drawn the same attention. For the sake of your small business, and your personal finances, this lack of awareness of the DOL's 401(k) money grab must change immediately! This article seeks to sound the alarm on this immediate threat to small businesses and business owners, and proposes key strategic measures you can take to defend against a potentially disastrous DOL 401(k) audit.

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Foster Swift: Genovich Named One of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2017 "Women in the Law"

Michigan Business Network
August 1, 2017 6:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. – Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC shareholder Laura Genovich has been selected as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's "Women in the Law" for 2017. For eight years running, Michigan Lawyers Weekly has recognized women in the legal profession from across the state who have demonstrated leadership, a commitment to excellence in the practice of law and community service.

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Foster Swift: Richardson Named VP of MDTC

Michigan Business Network
July 31, 2017 5:00 PM

LANSING, Mich. –Josh Richardson, an attorney shareholder with the Lansing office of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, has recently been named the Vice President of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC).

The MDTC is an association comprised of the top lawyers in the state whose sole purpose is dedicating themselves to the excellent representation of both individuals and corporations in matters of civil litigation. The members of the MDTC create tremendous awareness that is felt through their Amicus Briefs: legal documents that are handed over by non-parties that can provide relevance and have interest in the case. These are often filed by the express invitation of the Supreme Court. The organization reaches the masses through their well-received seminars and quarterly publications. Being a member of the MDTC also has the benefits of meeting potential new clients and collaborating with other attorneys.

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Cyber-Security Breach: It's Not If, It's When! Session 1: Dr. Thomas J. Holt

Michigan Business Beat
May 4, 2017 11:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher attended a seminar co-hosted by Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC Attorneys  and ASK focusing on Cyber-Security Breaches. These nine segment are from Session 1 that morning.

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Foster Swift: Cyber-Security Breach: It's Not If, It's When!

Michigan Business Beat
May 4, 2017 10:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC Attorneys John W. Mashni, business & corporate group member focused on business & entertainment law, non-profit law & employee benefits,and Taylor A. Gast, attorney in Lansing practicing Business and Commercial Law. They discuss a seminar Foster Swift Attorneys PC co-hosted with ASK about Cyber-Security Breaches. The segment wraps up with early excerpts from that event.

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