Serving Jackson and Surrounding Communities for Over 100 Years

Beware of Do-it-Yourself Legal Work

Often, our job as lawyers involves fixing problems after the fact, as opposed to proactively planning and documenting transactions. Most of the time, issues arise because someone used a fill-in-the-blank “legal document” they bought from an offic… 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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Breaking News: New Tax Savings for Homeowners and Businesses

As part of the extension of unemployment benefits, Congress passed (and the President is expected to sign into law today, November 6) a wide ranging bill that includes provisions to extend and expand the homebuyers’ tax credit and also expands a st… Read More
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New Requirements for Residential Mortgage Lenders

Mortgage brokers, lenders and servicers and their agents are now required to register with the Commissioner of the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, before providing mortgage loan se… Read More
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Categories: Real Estate

Oil Boom – Landowner Beware

As was recently reported in the Jackson Citizen Patriot newspaper, the Jackson, Michigan area is experiencing an oil exploration boom. Many exploration and drilling companies are combing the area, signing leases with landowners, and exploring the sub… Read More
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Categories: Real Estate

Tax Update - Extension of Michigan Real Estate Transfer Tax

The Michigan real estate transfer tax (“MRETT”) has been extended to contracts for the transfer or acquisition of an outstanding interest in an entity if the real property owned by that entity is 90% or more of the entity’s fair market value. H… Read More
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