But Your Honor, He Said a Bad Thing About Me on Facebook: Business Defamation Claims in the Age of Social Media

Special thanks to Dylan Clark for researching and co-authoring this article! Dylan is a rising senior at Michigan State University and will be graduating in 2020. He is studying for the LSATs and plans to attend law school next fall. His interests include corporate and business law. With the overwhelming degree to which the Internet … Continue reading But Your Honor, He Said a Bad Thing About Me on Facebook: Business Defamation Claims in the Age of Social Media

The More You Know: 5 Uncommon Sources of Capital for Metro Detroit Entrepreneurs

Special thank you to Cody Borke for co-authoring this article! Cody is a 2019 graduate of Western Michigan University who is spending his gap year working at Fausone Bohn. Cody plans to go to law school in 2020 and specialize in corporate and business law. According to a recent Capital Access Report authored by the … Continue reading The More You Know: 5 Uncommon Sources of Capital for Metro Detroit Entrepreneurs

Don’t Spin Out: 5 Lessons for Every Business Owner From the Peloton Copyright Lawsuit.

Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I am the #Trilawyer (basically, a lawyer whose hobby is doing triathlons). The cycling leg just happens to be my favorite, I love going to spin class at the gym, and I am also a big fan of watching pro cycling on TV. Anyone else … Continue reading Don’t Spin Out: 5 Lessons for Every Business Owner From the Peloton Copyright Lawsuit.

4 Must Have Legal Documents for New Business Owners

Whether you are a one-man computer whiz coding the next blockbuster iPhone app, or a five-employee manufacturer making parts for a Tier 1 auto supplier, you need basic corporate forms to protect your assets and investments. A limited liability company (or LLC) is the preferred way to organize and obtain this protection. Plus, if you … Continue reading 4 Must Have Legal Documents for New Business Owners

Smoke ’em if You Got ’em: 4 Questions to Ask When Selling Commercial Real Estate in the Marijuana Era

In 2018, Michigan citizens overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1 to legalize recreational marijuana. While medicinal marijuana has been legal in Michigan for several years now, the recreational marijuana law will certainly expand the availability of the drug across the state. But what does that mean for the Michigan business community? Legalization will impact your business, even … Continue reading Smoke ’em if You Got ’em: 4 Questions to Ask When Selling Commercial Real Estate in the Marijuana Era

What Can Brown (-fields) Do For You? 9 Essential Questions and Answers About Brownfield Incentives

Do you remember Matthew Lesko, the "FREE MONEY" guy who touted his books on late-night infomercials and wore a loud suit with question marks? Of course, as we all know, something like "free money" is too good to be true. And that is why Mr. Lesko got in trouble with the Federal Trade Commission. But … Continue reading What Can Brown (-fields) Do For You? 9 Essential Questions and Answers About Brownfield Incentives

Non-Compete vs. Non-Solicitation: Key Differences that Every Employer Must Know

No matter what industry you are in, you have probably encountered non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. In Michigan, standard pre-employment paperwork often contains obligations for the employee not to compete with the employer (non-compete) and not to solicit the employers existing customers or other employees (non-solicitation). Although these obligations may be same boilerplate paragraph of the … Continue reading Non-Compete vs. Non-Solicitation: Key Differences that Every Employer Must Know