Serving Jackson and Surrounding Communities for Over 100 Years

Jackson Firm Named to 2017 Circle of Excellence by State Bar of Michigan

The Jackson law firm of Curtis, Curtis & Brelinski, P.C. was named to the State Bar of Michigan’s 2017 Circle of Excellence – Leadership Level. Executive Director Janet K. Welch noted that the distinction is reserved for law firms of…
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Electing S-Corp Taxation for LLCs – Does it Make Sense for Your Business?

Many entrepreneurs operate their businesses as a limited liability company (LLC). The usual method of taxation for an LLC is to be taxed as a disregarded entity if the LLC has only one member with the income being reported on Schedule C of the member…

Brad A. Brelinski named to Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP) Board of Directors

JACKSON, Mich. – Curtis, Curtis & Brelinski, P.C., the oldest law firm in Jackson founded in 1901, is pleased to announce that attorney Brad A. Brelinski was appointed by the Jackson County Bar Association to serve on the Michigan Advocacy Prog…
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Attorney Brad Brelinski Published in the Jackson Legal News

Jackson, Michigan – Lawyer Brad A. Brelinski published an article in the November 30, 2015 issue of the Jackson County Legal News. Click here to read the article (link directs you to the Legal News’s website). If you have any questions ab…

MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS RULES THAT PARENTS CANNOT DISINHERIT CHILDREN BY WILL

UPDATE: In the spring of 2018, the Michigan legislature revised the statute to address the issue addressed below. The change to the statute can be read here. You should consult with your attorney if you have questions about the change and if you stil…
Categories: Estate Planning, Wills

FIRM RECOGNIZED BY MICHIGAN ADVOCACY PROGRAM AT 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Our lawyers and team members have a deep commitment to serving the community that has supported our law firm for over 100 years. One organization we are proud to support is the Michigan Advocacy Program, which includes Legal Services of South Central…
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JACKSON MAGAZINE ARTICLE DISCUSSES BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING

Attorney Phil Curtis‘s article in the November issue of Jackson Magazine addresses the very important but often overlooked topic of business succession planning. Read more (link directs you to the Jackson Magazine article) about why every sing…

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE RULING HAS WIDE-RANGING EFFECTS

As you most likely know by now, last month the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated ruling regarding the issue of whether same-sex couples have the right to marry. Before the Court’s decision, there were countless unknowns and inconsisten…

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS WITH RETIREMENT PLANS AND FIDUCIARIES

There have been two significant developments affecting the operation of qualified retirement plans recently.  First, on April 14th, the Department of Labor released its long-awaited proposed regulations (“DOL Regulations”) describing the circums…

New Michigan Law Allows Landlords to Serve Notices by Email

A Michigan law was recently enacted that allows landlords to serve eviction notices (demand for possession or payment) on tenants by email. The law is effective August 19, 2015.  Landlords must have written consent from tenants (presumably in the…

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