Monthly Archives: January 2016


In our continued efforts to keep you well-informed and engaged with current issues on all fronts, C&G is now on Twitter! We want to ensure that we reach everyone that may benefit from our updates! Be sure to follow us at @cglawdetroit1 P: 248-395-3699 E: **Please be sure to read the disclaimer section on

Will the ‘Shake Shack-Chicken Shack’ clash continue?!?

Remember back in September when we told you about Shake Shack, the New York-based burger and milkshake chain whose application to trademark “Chicken Shack” for a planned sandwich was denied because it too closely resembled Chicken Shack, the Michigan-based restaurant? Well, Shake Shack is back in the news—this time for its new “Chick’n Shack” sandwich!

Better SAFE than SORRY: Why you need a solid Document Retention Policy

Customer Smith called you to get a copy of his purchase orders from the month before last before he places his next large order. Can you quickly retrieve and send them to him? You’re in the middle of a lawsuit with a bitter former employee and are asked to provide the employee’s disciplinary reports from

Small Businesses! Interested in becoming a government contractor?

Interested in making your small business a government contractor? Check out this amazing seminar on how to do just that! Wayne State University is offering a free seminar through its Procurement Technical Assistance Center for owners of small businesses interested in learning how to become government contractors. Opportunities within federal and state programs will be

City of Ferndale announces equal-gender paid parental leave plan!

Take a look at this—the city of Ferndale recently announced a new EQUAL-GENDER paid parental leave plan! Ferndale will now offer full-time employees up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave. Under the new plan, city employees will receive six weeks of paid parental leave and will have the option to take an additional banked

You’ve got the key to the house- make sure you keep it clean! Acting as an agent…

Have you been given Power of Attorney over someone? Then, you have the key to the door- make sure you keep that house in order! Here are a few quick tips on fulfilling your duties as someone’s “agent”. Let’s say Minnie has given you power of attorney (legal authority) to manage her property and finances.

Attorney Crump-Gibson featured as speaker on Policy Making!

Attorney Crump-Gibson will be featured as a speaker in the upcoming Wayne Law Alumni Series on Policy Making. Click here to learn more about the event! Contact us with questions! P: 248-395-3699 E:

Solo to the party? You still need your tickets and ID!

Single-Member LLCs: Why you need an operating agreement You started your own business. You formed an LLC and have no other members or what are ordinarily known as “partners”. You don’t need to waste your time with an operating agreement, right? WRONG! Let’s first talk about what an operating agreement is. An operating agreement is


Well, it looks like there won’t be an upcoming trademark dispute after all! On Thursday, Judge Keith announced he dropped plans to trademark “The Detroit RiverWalk” and “Riverwalk Detroit.” The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy plans to pick up the application process where Judge Keith left off and register both names. Click here for the story! #‎whyyouneedC‬&G

Reverend wants to marry couples WITHOUT a marriage license…

Take a look at this interesting piece we came across where a Detroit minister sued the state for the authority to marry couples WITHOUT a marriage license. Rev. Neil Patrick Carrick wants a federal judge to answer the question of whether the state’s marriage laws make it illegal for clerics to marry couples without a

Wayne County judge files to claim trademark for Detroit RiverWalk

Check out this piece we came across about a possible upcoming trademark dispute over the Detroit RiverWalk! Last month, Wayne County Probate Court Judge Terrance Keith filed trademark applications for the names “The Detroit RiverWalk” and “RiverWalk Detroit.” No big deal, right? WRONG. Apparently, this came as a surprise to the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, the

PROTECT AND SERVE your business: The Non-Disclosure Agreement

It’s a new year and there are new opportunities on the horizon for expansion! Ready to talk to someone regarding a joint venture? A potential investor? A consultant or vendor for a major project? A new partner? For all of these scenarios and MANY more, you will undoubtedly be sharing sensitive information about your business.

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