Monthly Archives: October 2015

Zoning and Religious Freedom collide!

On Monday, the Department of Justice filed suit against Michigan’s Pittsfield Township for violating the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000. The Pittsfield Township Planning Commission denied the Muslim Islamic Academy’s request to build a school on a vacant parcel of land in the township, citing traffic and noise. The DOJ believes

Managing your brand online

We came across this informative article on the benefits of managing your personal brand online. Your brand is EVERYTHING! Click here to read the article!

Home-based businesses and zoning: Being in the comfort of your own home does not make you an exception to the rule!

We have discussed the issue of zoning plenty of times before. However, with a recent spike in home-based business clients, we think it’s VERY important to talk about what zoning means for your home-based business. Zoning laws determine what you can do and where you can do it. Each city has its own regulations that

Trademark Wars continue….

Okemos-based Narrow & Wide Inc., a running and athletic apparel retailer that operates as New Balance-Detroit, has sued Detroit-based RunDetroit LLC over use of the name “Run Detroit.” In the lawsuit, New Balance-Detroit claims trademark infringement, false advertising, unfair competition and cybersquatting on the web domain. New Balance-Detroit claims it has rights to the

“The Top Ten” was a hit!

Last Saturday, emerging entrepreneurs and existing business owners gathered for “The Top Ten”, an exclusive seminar discussing the top ten legal must-knows for businesses. C&G Solutions’ Attorney Crump-Gibson and the Moulden Agency’s Attorney Vanzant-Moulden presented on these core issues. Special thanks to our attendees and The Moulden Agency! Interested in these events in the future?

Another C&G Success Story!!!

Not every client comes to us with a slam dunk case. Often, we must be very strategic in achieving an outcome that minimizes exposure, reduces costs, increases efficiency AND maintains dignity and confidentiality for our clients. In the last 3 weeks, Attorney Crump-Gibson has been able to settle highly contentious and complicated matters for THREE

C&G’s Tip of the Week: Myth Buster Edition

We have come across this type of scenario quite often: Daffy: My brother just died. I don’t think he had a will but I have power of attorney over him, so that means I can start handling his affairs, right? Unfortunately, Daffy is wrong. LET’S BUST THIS MYTH! A power of attorney gives someone the

Employee Training: The best defense is a good offense!

You cannot win ANY game without good defense AND offense. The same goes for your business. This is why you MUST train your staff, not only for their job function but in the areas that commonly give rise to lawsuits! Here’s the Who, What, When, Where, Why: Who? Not only Human Resources staff, but ALL

Check out the C&G Quarterly!!!

Love shopping on Amazon? A new law says you will be paying Michigan sales tax on some of your online retail purchases now…including those at Amazon! Curious what’s going on with these medical marijuana dispensaries popping up? Looking for an update? Check these issues out and more in C&G’s Quarterly Newsletter here!!! Want to stay