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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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Feds Issue Guidance for Employee Handbook Rules and Other Policies

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel (OGC) recently released a report providing new guidance to all employers regarding employee handbook rules and other personnel policies relating to rules commonly found in most h… Read More
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Brad Brelinski named to the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

Published by the Jackson County Legal News: Brad Brelinski, an attorney with Curtis & Curtis, P.C. in Jackson, was recently confirmed to a term on the Jackson County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (JCBRA) Board by the Jackson County Board of… Read More
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Article Authored by Phil Curtis Recently Published in the Chamber News

Phil Curtis was featured in a recent edition of the Chamber News, published by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Phil authored an article about entrepreneurship, based on his experience as a business law attorney for 40+ years, and as a busines… Read More
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Important Amendments to LLC Law

The Michigan Limited Liability Company Act (“LLC Act”) was recently amended, and took effect on December 16, 2010. There were a number of changes, most of which involved basic fixes and clarifications to the law, but there were a few substantial… Read More
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Single-Member Limited Liability Companies Under Attack

The Olmstead case recently decided by the Florida Supreme Court is cause for concern about liability protection afforded by single-member limited liability companies (LLC). In a very surprising decision, the Court ruled that a judgment creditor could… Read More
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U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ground Breaking Campaign Finance Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a landmark decision, struck down a long standing prohibition on campaign financing and advocacy by businesses and unions in a 5-4 ruling on January 21, 2010. Free speech advocates hail it as a major victory. The majority op… Read More
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