COVID-19 and Risk Management: Being mindful of new business policies during a pandemic

Sharan Levine COVID-19 and Risk Management: Being mindful of new business policies during a pandemic By:  Sharan Levine SLevine@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN – Sept. 9, 2020 — Since Michigan businesses have re-opened their doors to their employees, customers and clients while battling a global pandemic, you may have seen new risk management protocols and procedures in place to […]

COVID-19 and Michigan’s Work Share Program

Sharan Levine COVID-19 and Michigan’s Work Share Program: How to reap the benefits By:  Sharan Levine SLevine@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN – May 26, 2020 — Perhaps you were successful in applying for and obtaining a PPP loan, or you benefitted from the community grants, or other state and federal options to keep your business afloat. You have successfully […]

Significant changes to the distribution rules for IRAs: Taking the good with the bad

Sharan Levine Significant changes to the distribution rules for IRAs: Taking the good with the bad By: Sharan Levine SLevine@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN – May 20, 2020 — At the end of 2019, President Donald Trump signed the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act into law. The act, which claims to raise revenue, deals with retirement plans.      […]

COVID-19 and Notaries: In-person requirements for notaries temporarily suspended

COVID-19 and Notaries: Executive Order temporarily suspends in-person requirements for notaries in Michigan MICHIGAN – April 14, 2020 — Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued an executive order temporarily suspending the in-person requirement for notaries and the signing of documents.        The order, which went into effect April […]

COVID-19: How CARES Act helps small businesses

COVID-19: How the CARES Act helps small businesses MICHIGAN – March 31, 2020 — On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was approved by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. The CARES Act creates new federal Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs or amendments to existing […]

State and federal resources to help small business weather this COVID-19 storm

Randall & Sharan Levine State and federal resources are available to help small businesses weather this COVID-19 storm By: Randall and Sharan Levine Randalllevine@levine-levine.com SLevine@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN–March 24, 2020 — On  Monday, March 23, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend […]

The common legal issues of a small business

Sharan Levine The common legal issues of a small business By: Sharan Levine SLevine@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN – Feb. 10, 2020 — Small businesses are frequently grappling with multiple issues just to stay in business. There are several matters in which small business owners would be well served to have a clear and well-documented understanding before they […]

Newsletter Winter 2020

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Michigan minority-owned businesses left out of Gov. Whitmer’s ‘Michigan Jobs First’ executive directive

Sharan Levine Michigan minority-owned businesses left out of Gov. Whitmer’s ‘Michigan Jobs First’ executive directive By: Sharan Levine SLevine@levine-levine.com MICHIGAN – Oct. 8, 2019 — The state of Michigan has claimed it’s a champion for minority-owned businesses within the state and prioritizes them over out-of-state businesses for proposed state-oriented service contracts. On July 29, Michigan […]