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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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05-03-2017: CyberSecurity Insight

Michigan Business Network
April 6, 2017 4:30 PM

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

A law enforcement expert, attorneys from Foster Swift and Information Security Professionals from ASK will provide you with insight on how to protect your business from cyber threats. 

 

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All about Saturday's Ronald McDonald House's Run for the House in Okemos, MI

Michigan Business Beat
March 17, 2017 10:30 AM

 

The 2017 Run for the House presented by Delta Dental will be held on Delta Dental's campus in Okemos, MI. Delta Dental has been a great venue for our course over the past four years. 

Found below is the interview Jeffrey Mosher had in the days leading up to the event with Carolyn Hurst, Executive Director for the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan. She discusses the mission of the house, the support of the business community, and all about Saturday March 18th's event.

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02-22-2017: “LEGAL ESSENTIALS TO EXPORT” TOOLKIT

Michigan Business Network
February 16, 2017 10:00 AM

These educational programs are designed to help businesses identify legal and compliance issues that are relevant as businesses pursue export opportunities. Join Foster Swift Collins &  Smith PC and special guest speakers for an interactive workshop to learn tips and tools  to ensure compliance. Seminars are free, but registration is required. 

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Ingham County government employees avoid extra pounds and win Sparrow’s corporate weight challenge

Michigan Business Network
February 12, 2017 12:00 PM

LANSING, MI —  The numbers – and poundage – are in and employees of Ingham County government were the winners of Sparrow’s Maintain Don’t Gain holiday weight challenge.  The challenge involved nearly 1,000 employees from 12 local organizations, including Sparrow, who competed to maintain their starting weights between the food-rich period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.

 

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