Monthly Archives: August 2017

Attorney Crump-Gibson named 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star!

Join us as we celebrate Attorney Crump-Gibson’s selection to Michigan Super Lawyers 2017 Rising Star List! This is the third year she has made the list. 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

The “Born” identity: Assumed Names

Do you want to abbreviate your company name on your advertising materials? Do you want to transact business under another name without forming a new entity? Both are feasible under Michigan law, but you must make sure to follow the right steps! First, the law requires that you file a Certificate of Assumed Name for

Is two actually greater than one?

It’s not uncommon for clients to tell us they want two of their loved ones to jointly administer their estate when they pass on- either as Co-Personal Representatives or Co-Trustees. Some believe it will be good for checks and balances, others don’t want to feel guilty about choosing one relative over another. This sounds like

Myth-Buster: Am I really responsible for paying off my loved one’s debt?

This is an oldie but goodie. One of the top questions we are asked is regarding debts of a deceased loved one. There are a lot of myths floating around on this topic. Let’s bust them! You’re inheriting your loved one’s estate- does that mean you are inheriting his or her bills? Let’s talk about

Your nonprofit is “charitable”…right?

Here’s what we already know: In order for your nonprofit to obtain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS, it must be organized for charitable purposes. What we may not realize: That some Michigan cities and townships are closely scrutinizing organizations’ “charitable purposes” and as a result, there has been a growing number of nonprofits facing