Tag Archives: Michigan

Michael K. Hayes Admitted to Practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Demorest Law Firm is proud to announce that Michael Hayes, a member of the firm, has recently been admitted to practice in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The Sixth Circuit is the federal court that has appellate jurisdiction over the U.S. District Courts in four states: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. As a newly […]

Michigan Supreme Court Rejects Menards’ Method of Property Appraisal

Recently, Michigan’s Supreme Court denied Menards’ application for leave to appeal a Court of Appeals decision rejecting Menards’ method of valuing its stores for the purpose of assessing taxes. The issue in Menard, Inc. v. City of Escanaba, 315 Mich. App. 512 (2016) was whether Menards would have to pay property taxes to the City […]

Melissa Demorest to Judge Wayne State Law School’s Transactional Law Competition

Melissa Demorest, one of our firm’s strongest transactional attorneys, has committed to help judge Wayne State Law School’s Transactional Law Competition on this Friday, November 10th. Going back to her alma mater, Melissa hopes to help students refine their negotiation and drafting skills as they bring a mergers and acquisitions problem to the boardroom by […]

Michigan Corporations May Now Renew Their Assumed Names Online

If your business received a Certificate of Renewal of Assumed Name from the State of Michigan, you may be eligible to renew your assumed name online. From now until  December 31, 2017, entities who received these Certificates of Renewal will be eligible to renew their assumed names online for five years. Eligible entities include corporations, […]

State of Michigan Prepares to Launch New Corporations Online Filing System

As part of Michigan’s pledge to help initiate business growth, its state corporations division will soon launch an updated online filing system for businesses. This filing system will become available on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 8:00 am.  This updated filing system should improve communications between businesses and the State of Michigan. New features include, but […]

Macomb-OU Incubator Will Present an Informational Session on Growth for Technology Based Start-Up Companies.

The Macomb-OU Incubator is hosting an informational session to help tech start-up companies bring their product to market. John Eaton, a Macomb OU client strategist, will lead the discussions and help participants understand how to take advantage of the many business resources offered in the the State of Michigan. The range of topics to be […]

Business Tips – Protecting Your Trademarks or Service Marks

In this last installment of our three-part series on trademark protection, we explain the steps that are necessary to protect a business’ trademarks from competitors who seek to gain an unfair advantage through the use of an already established name. Businesses should be proactive in protecting their trademarks from potential infringers to prevent their marks […]

Demorest Law Firm Will Offer Legal Seminar for Hotel Personnel

Demorest Law Firm has partnered with the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau to present “Is It Legal?,” a seminar for hotel management and event planners. The seminar will be hosted by Demorest Law Firm attorneys Melissa Demorest LeDuc, Charlie Barnes, and Lisa Okasinski. Our experienced attorneys will cover a variety of industry-specific subjects, including […]

Perceived “Bad Business Decisions” Do Not Necessarily Demonstrate Discriminatory Practices

Businesses are not infrequently tasked with making decisions on promoting or demoting parts of their workforce. Some employees may become upset when they are passed over for promotions by other employees whom they perceive to be incompetent or unqualified. The Court in Payment v. DOT, 2017 Mich App LEXIS 1295, *9, ruled that these business […]