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Displaying items tagged: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Sunday, 18 August 2019 17:50

BANKING: Banks and credit unions wait for federal law to become more cannabis-friendly

The legalization of cannabis in Michigan offers an emerging economic sector for banks and credit unions, but only if Congress enacts legislation to change existing federal law and allow them into the market.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 18 August 2019 17:35

ALL VERY HIGH: Risks, rewards, barriers-to-entry elevated for Michigan cannabis investors

GRAND RAPIDS — Brandon Kanitz walks through a cavernous area of a former auto-parts manufacturing plant, pointing out areas that in the months ahead will become growing rooms for marijuana plants.

Published in Finance
Thursday, 08 August 2019 10:56

Restaurant fills ground-floor space at new downtown Hyatt Place

GRAND RAPIDS  — Orion Real Estate Solutions has filled its developments on Ottawa Avenue with the announcement of ground-floor restaurant Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar. 


Sunday, 09 June 2019 19:00

RETAIL ROUNDTABLE: West Michigan retail sector prepares for changes, prioritizes customer experience

The retail industry finds itself at a crossroads of many diverging influences. 

Sunday, 20 January 2019 23:11

Federal tax reform offers benefits to real estate investors

Federal tax reform means multiple benefits to the real estate industry, although some further guidance is needed for investors to fully understand what that means. After President Donald Trump signed into law the most sweeping changes to the U.S. federal tax code since 1986 with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, experts pointed to the real estate sector as one of the winners with the reforms.

Saturday, 13 October 2018 18:13

A focus on serving others serves Waterbury well during four-decade legal career

Friends and family saw Stephen Waterbury heading toward a career in law before he ever did.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 12 August 2018 19:21

Spectrum Health asks court to dismiss federal trademark case

Spectrum Health is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Denver-area company that alleged the West Michigan-based MedNow telemedicine service infringes on its trademark.

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 09 June 2018 13:43

Law firms embrace new offices for efficiencies, talent attraction

As West Michigan law firms focus on talent recruitment and greater efficiencies, they increasingly are upgrading to modern, first-generation office space. 

Saturday, 26 May 2018 15:17

As headwinds arise, craft brewers refocus on community, smart growth

The craft brewing industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace. As breweries strive to stay relevant in the eyes of thirsty customers, they also need to find ways to keep their distributor and retail partners happy. Companies need to balance all those demands and more if they plan to grow beyond the taproom model, which still provides their most lucrative sales.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:59

Tax reform changes up some family business succession plans

The federal tax reform law Congress passed and President Trump signed in December has ramifications for family-owned businesses and how they are ultimately transitioned from one generation to the next.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:56

Small business owners should plan ahead to maximize sale value, ease transition process

Larry Andrus began thinking about his eventual exit from Trivalent Group Inc. almost from the beginning.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 18 March 2018 11:02

Independent Bank’s deal for TCSB unlocks NW Michigan market

GRAND RAPIDS — The pending acquisition of TCSB Bancorp Inc. gives Independent Bank Corp. a position in an attractive banking market in Northwestern Michigan.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:25

In lawsuit, Blackford Capital platform company alleges seller misrepresented relationship with key customer ahead of 2016 acquisition

GRAND RAPIDS — The relationship between two companies involved in a 2016 acquisition appears to have soured, with both entities now pointing the finger at each other in federal court.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:59

ACA likely to remain law, but opponents will continue chipping away

The Affordable Care Act withstood repeal efforts in Congress in 2017 and remains law, which has industry watchers doubting we’ll see another full-scale push to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care policy.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:27

Tech to continue driving change in auto industry, attorney says

Warner Norcross & Judd attorney Tom Manganello understands that the automotive industry is making a push to incorporate more technology. Manganello, who represents automotive sector clients, thinks if companies are not participating in this industry-wide shift, they could be in for trouble.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:01

Strength of West Michigan real estate industry should carry over into 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, West Michigan’s construction and development industry continues to show signs of strength.

Sunday, 29 October 2017 12:13

Professional service firms embrace events for client development, community connection

GRAND RAPIDS — Accounting, law and marketing firms are hosting more educational and social gatherings than they were just three years ago.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 22 October 2017 18:39

Perrigo sues U.S. government, demands repayment of $163.5 million in taxes

ALLEGAN — Perrigo. Co. plc wants the federal government to pay back more than $163.5 million in taxes it paid over four years.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 15 October 2017 22:22

Ott advised Chemical Financial on blockbuster deal for Talmer

In his 28 years in practice, attorney Jeff Ott has worked on almost 70 transactions, nearly a dozen of which involved Chemical Financial Corp.’s acquisitions of other banks.

Published in M&A Award Profiles
Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

With deal for Talmer Bancorp, Chemical Financial finds ‘the perfect fit’

Nearing $10 billion in assets after a series of smaller community bank acquisitions, Chemical Financial Corp. last year needed to pursue a deal larger than any it had contemplated before.

Published in M&A Award Profiles
Sunday, 17 September 2017 19:00

Knowing when: In succession planning for family-owned businesses, timing is essential

HOLLAND — When Randy Boileau started his Holland-based communications company 14 years ago, he never intended to hand it off to the next generation in his family.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 03 September 2017 16:01

Haworth seeks $6.5 million from former dealer, related parties it accuses of nonpayment, fraud

HOLLAND — Before you put pen to paper in any transaction, experts say it’s important to vet the parties with whom your company does business.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 03 September 2017 15:57

Grand Angels launches Kalamazoo-based affiliate

With the formation of an affiliate angel investment group in Kalamazoo, Grand Angels has taken the first step toward possibly creating a handful of similar arrangements statewide.

Published in Finance
Monday, 10 July 2017 16:05

Diversity, inclusion efforts vital to attract workplace talent

Rodney Martin has seen a great deal ofprogress in Grand Rapids becoming a more diverse and inclusive community over the last three decades. 

Published in Other

Friday, 28 July 2017 16:48

Adtegrity eyes growth with acquisition of Media Place Partners

Two advertising services companies have joined forces in a bid to create a “one-stop shopping” experience for their clients.

Published in Breaking News
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 16:15

Orion Construction breaks ground on planned Warner Norcross tower

Longtime surface parking lots in the city’s downtown central business district continue to give way to a new, large-scale development.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:16

Apartment concerns aside, commercial real estate outlook remains strong

Stakeholders in West Michigan’s commercial real estate and construction industries remain generally upbeat as they look toward the second half of the year. 


Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:34

Sharing the wealth: ESOPs offer business owners an exit strategy, if they plan ahead

When Mark Lindquist purchased Rapid-Line Inc. in 1989, he completed the transaction with a strategy for exiting the business already in mind.

Published in Small Business
Saturday, 29 April 2017 06:00

Executive roundtable: Craft beverage makers struggle through internal divisions, market forces, threats

With more than 5,300 craft brewers already on the market, and many more scheduled to open in the near future, the craft brewing industry has started to mature.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 08 January 2017 17:07

Banking industry remains conducive to more M&A in 2017

Mergers and acquisitions within the banking industry are expected to maintain a steady pace in the new year.

Published in Finance

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