Monthly Archives: September 2015

Attorney Crump-Gibson to participate in “MentorJet”

Attorney Crump-Gibson is proud to be a participating mentor in the MentorJet Program sponsored by the National Association of Women Judges, the Detroit Metro Bar Association and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan- Wayne Region! Here’s how the program works: Law students meet with “Mentors” in a short “jet-like” fashion – think speed mentoring, and

Do I need a will or living trust? Decisions, Decisions!

It’s never too early to get your estate plan done. At C&G, we always say that if you only have a dollar, you need to decide what will happen with that dollar! More people are starting to recognize this fact but find themselves asking: Do I need a will or living trust? Well, it depends.

Detroit Development Fund, J.P Morgan Chase & Co., and W.K. Kellogg Foundation announce $6.5 million Entrepreneurs of Color Fund

Take a look at this program, designed to help local minority-owned businesses! On September 16, the Detroit Development Fund, J.P Morgan Chase & Co., and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced the $6.5 million Entrepreneurs of Color Fund. The Entrepreneurs of Color Fund aims to boost economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses in Detroit by providing them

Responding to Employee Complaints: Go BIG- or you may be going home!

Not taking employee complaints seriously or failing to fully investigate them can lead to a world of trouble. First and foremost: do you have a well-crafted, thorough process in place for investigating complaints? Second and equally as important: do you follow that process consistently? Neither of these are optional! It takes only one mishandled complaint

Business owners…Join us at “The Top Ten”!!!

Whether you are an emerging entrepreneur and need new information or you are an existing business owner and need a refresher…”The Top Ten” is the seminar for YOU! We will be covering legal basics – the “top ten” facts that every business owner MUST know!! Do not miss this opportunity!! Light refreshments will be served.

Shake Shack v. Chicken Shack????

Take a look at this interesting piece we came across! Shake Shack, a New York-based burger and milkshake chain, was denied a recent request to trademark its name because it is too closely related to Chicken Shack, the almost 60-year-old Berkley Michigan-based fried chicken chain restaurant! The U.S. Patent and Trademark office decided that because

Giving Employment References- Do you want to open that can of worms?

If you have been in business long enough, you have had an employee or two leave for one reason or another. When that former employee is trying to get a new job and the potential new employer calls for a reference check, what are you allowed to say? What should you stay away from? Under

Super Lawyers names C&G Founder 2015 Rising Star

We are pleased to announce Attorney Crump-Gibson’s selection to the Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star List – for the second year in a row! The Super Lawyers designation, conferred upon the most respected legal practitioners in the state, is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars are those up-and-coming attorneys who are 40

Another C&G Success Story!!

C&G routinely represents daycare providers that service Department of Human Services (DHS) clients. Among other issues, the providers are faced with onerous audits, investigations from the Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing, the Office of the Inspector General and the Michigan Department of Education. Some of these matters can result in Provider Disqualification, which renders

Businesses- watch out! Possible scam artist alert!

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is suing a Florida-based company suspected to be scam artists targeting Michigan small business owners! AG Schuette filed a lawsuit on August 27, 2015 to prevent Division of Corporate Services Inc. and its officers from any further operations in Michigan, after allegations of deceitful business practices designed to dupe small