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Legalization of Industrial Hemp May End Decades-Long Ban Under Marijuana Prohibition (Read More)

                          If you think the THC laden version of the Cannabis plant species is the most popular in the Cannabis genus family, you are right, AND wrong. There is one family member that does not often get the spotlight but is already being used in hundreds of products. It is currently imported from countries such as China and Canada but illegal to grow commercially in the United States. If growing it here were legalized, it could also become a cash cow for American farmers and other businesses associated with the...

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A Pro-Business Case for Expunging a Criminal Record in Michigan

All of us are guilty of doing something that we regret when we were younger. Some of us got away with it and some of us, unfortunately, did not.  For some, the younger version ended up with a criminal record. This younger version is no longer “young” and the guilty pleasures that resulted in getting pinched cannot be forgotten because of the pesky criminal record that is following them around to this day. The record keeps many people from getting a job or pursuing certain types of business ventures. It does not have to be this way and we can help. We are presenting the...

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Moving at the Speed of Your Business

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Trucking and Logistics Attorneys

Our law firm is experienced in the transportation and logistics field. Transportation companies are highly regulated and having corporate counsel one quick call away can be a game changer in this line of business. Having someone readily available to audit and/or update your internal documentation such as carrier agreements, insurance documents, other forms, and contracts when the law changes affecting the way you do business is one way to help assure that you stay in business by avoiding legal pitfalls. It also helps when the FMCSA begins an intervention and/or investigates your internal...

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Opening a Brewery? 5 Business Issues to Consider

Let me begin by saying that I think microbrewery owners are a fascinating breed of entrepreneur. It is their love for the product that inspires them and their persistence and pursuit of perfection that allows some, but not all, to succeed as business owners. Not only that, but microbrewery ownership is one of the few types of businesses where “competitors” are not actually competing. There is a comradery amongst them that creates unlikely alliances that are mutually beneficial. But that is a subject best left to a future post. For now, let’s look at the top 5 business...

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Trademark Bully or Trademark Protector?

Protecting a brand that you have worked so hard to create is very important as a business owner, especially if you have a product or service that relies upon its branding to appeal to potential and existing customers. Also, your ideas are what set you apart from others. How disheartening would it be for you to come up with a really great name or design for something that you sell only to have another company take it away from you? It takes a lot of hard work to become a household name and/or to have someone immediately recognize your goods by the labeling. Your identity and reputation are...

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