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Displaying items tagged: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Sunday, 19 December 2021 18:45

Michigan cannabis leaders see more M&A, minority ownership in 2022

Michigan’s cannabis industry is coming off a record-setting month with $128 billion in recreational sales in October, and industry leaders expect the state’s market to further mature in 2022.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 04 November 2021 16:54

Biden administration issues vaccine mandate rules; biz groups opposed ahead of likely legal challenge

Businesses that employ 100 or more people will have to either require workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine or get tested weekly beginning Jan. 4, the Biden administration has announced.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 09 May 2021 18:20

Michigan banking groups back federal cannabis bill

Federal legislation advancing through Congress this session could lead to more banks serving marijuana-related businesses in the U.S. and Michigan.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 11 April 2021 12:00

MiBiz Growth Report: April 11, 2021

This is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 11, 2021.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 15 March 2021 15:55

Lawsuit alleges restrictive zoning along downtown Rockford riverfront

ROCKFORD — The owner of prime downtown property along the Rogue River is suing city officials over “unlawful, discriminatory, unreasonable and confiscatory zoning practices” that are allegedly preventing successful developments there.

Sunday, 14 February 2021 16:15

Patience in a pandemic helped guide a busy year for Jeff Ott

As the economy abruptly ground to a halt last spring under COVID-19 restrictions, Jeff Ott stayed busy.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 31 January 2021 19:00

Training, preparation key to preventing cyber attacks

Employees at Trendway Corp. have a reason to be skeptical about suspicious emails that show up in their inboxes.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 17 January 2021 18:40

Sturgis Bank raises $15 million to continue Southwest Michigan expansion

The $15 million Sturgis Bancorp Inc. raised through a debt offering will go to support further growth across Southwestern Michigan.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 13 September 2020 18:20

Investors welcome new SEC accreditation rule — whether it expands capital remains unclear

Securities regulators hope a change in the federal definition of accredited investors brings more people into the investor pool for startups and other companies seeking private capital, although it remains unclear whether it will significantly affect the flow of capital.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 02 August 2020 17:46

Michigan courts, law firms turn to AI to manage explosion in case material

Last year, Michigan became the 37th state requiring attorneys to maintain ethical competence in technology, signaling the growing role of artificial intelligence in the legal sector.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 31 July 2020 11:40

Creative Ways to Cut Down Your Business’s eDiscovery Costs

In the wake of COVID-19, litigation is on the rise, and with that, escalating costs. Electronic discovery (“eDiscovery”) is often the most expensive component of litigation. As we use more technology in our daily lives – computers, cell phones, email, smart watches, smart home devices, etc., the amount of data we are creating is growing exponentially. When litigation strikes, that data now must be collected, reviewed and potentially produced.

Published in Sponsored content
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 11:40

HopCat parent company BarFly Ventures files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

GRAND RAPIDS — BarFly Ventures LLC, the parent company of the HopCat chain of beer bars, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:54

ChoiceOne-Community Shores deal progresses toward ‘likely’ third quarter close

In mid-2018, executives and directors at Community Shores Bank Corp. began to study “strategic alternatives” to grow the bank.

Published in Finance
Friday, 24 April 2020 10:09

STAY HOME, STAY SAFE: How To Protect Your Employees And Your Business When Law Enforcement Is Knocking On Your Door

Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21) directs all Michigan businesses and entities to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. In recent weeks, state and local law enforcement officials have begun to enforce the order against both individuals and businesses by showing up at businesses and asking questions and by stopping employees and others in transit and inquiring about the purpose or legitimacy of the person’s travel. Below is a list of best practices to keep in mind if you encounter law enforcement officials.

Published in Sponsored content
Sunday, 19 April 2020 15:54

Pandemic pushes more corporations to hold virtual annual shareholder meetings

The ritual of public companies hosting their annual shareholders meeting will start again in the coming weeks. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 29 March 2020 17:15

Banks leverage new flexibility to help businesses get through pandemic

Small businesses that have been slammed by the coronavirus pandemic and expect to have difficulty making commercial loan payments should call their bankers now to work out possible adjustments.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:44

4 Ways to Avoid Inheritance Disputes in Your Family

Most people don’t anticipate an inheritance dispute in their family, but when it happens, it can destroy family relationships. There are common scenarios that lead to inheritance disputes. David Skidmore and Laura Morris are probate litigation attorneys with Warner Norcross + Judd, and they represent individuals and families in inheritance disputes across the state of Michigan. With this article, they share lessons learned from their past cases and ways to avoid inheritance disputes in your family.

Published in Sponsored content
Sunday, 01 March 2020 10:06

MiBiz growth report: March 1, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for March 1, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Friday, 21 February 2020 05:00

Charter Capital advises UP bank in $42 million acquisition

GRAND RAPIDS — Charter Capital Partners represented Hancock-based Keweenaw Financial Corp., the parent company of Superior National Bank & Trust, in the $42 million acquisition of North Star Financial Holdings Inc.

Published in Finance
Monday, 06 January 2020 09:36

ChoiceOne to acquire Community Shores Bank in $21.9 million deal

SPARTA — Five months after closing one acquisition, ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. now plans to do another.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 05 January 2020 17:08

Banks reluctant to serve Michigan’s cannabis industry, but options exist

Conner McClain and his business partner at In Between Dreams LLC plan to open an indoor growing facility for medical marijuana early next year in Vicksburg.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 08 December 2019 12:32

West Michigan construction industry finds optimism ahead for 2020

Construction and development professionals in West Michigan remain optimistic as they look toward 2020, even though the upcoming presidential election and ongoing talent issues are causing headwinds. While some markets might slightly change next year, industry experts who spoke with MiBiz during a recent executive roundtable said they are interested to see how downtown Grand Rapids developments will spark additional new projects. Many also noted that collaboration and partnerships are becoming key to the industry’s success.

Friday, 08 November 2019 13:18

CWD to add street-level commercial space along Lyon Street in downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — CWD Real Estate Investment Inc. want to reshape a key downtown corridor with more retail users, including storefronts and restaurants.

Sunday, 13 October 2019 07:18

2019 MiBiz Deals of the Year: Highlighting Best Practices

MiBiz presents the 7th Annual M&A Deals & Dealmakers Awards, our yearly spotlight of best practices and excellence related to mergers, acquisitions, capital formation and other types of dealmaking throughout West Michigan. 

Published in Talent

Sunday, 13 October 2019 20:00

M&A Awards: Values play primary role in Structural Concepts’ retirement-initiated sale

An emphasis on shared family values and the promise of continued investment and growth made last year’s sale of privately-owned Structural Concepts Corp. to private equity firm Mason Wells a “very friendly, reasonably smooth deal all the way along.”

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:47

M&A Awards: Orion Real Estate Solutions fills landmark downtown Grand Rapids development

On the heels of a range of downtown developments coming online in recent years, Orion Real Estate Solutions saw further demand for Class A office space in Grand Rapids. 

Sunday, 13 October 2019 12:01

M&A Awards: WNJ attorneys steer decade-long legal process for Canada in Gordie Howe Bridge project

The Grand Rapids-based law firm Warner Norcross + Judd LLP has spent more than a decade as the U.S. counsel for Canada and the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority as it went through the arduous procurement process to build the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 29 September 2019 09:58

Roundtable: Communication, transparency among keys to managing successful family businesses

Operating a family-owned business comes with unique circumstances and considerations that other companies and corporations don’t face. 

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 29 September 2019 13:31

Acquisitions remain option for ChoiceOne after County Bank deal

SPARTA — ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. remains open to further acquisitions after the $89 million deal with Lapeer-based County Bank Corp. is completed next year.

Published in Finance
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 12:23

Shareholders approve ChoiceOne-County Bank merger

SPARTA — ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc.’s merger with Lapeer-based County Bank Corp. easily earned shareholder approvals this morning and now heads to a close next spring.

Published in Finance

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