SBA Loan Workouts

On May 9, 2018 Erika Hart was a panelist for the Turnaround Management Association on the topic of SBA loan workouts, specifically speaking as to the options available for guarantors of SBA loans in an insolvency or workout situation.  Erika has worked with individual guarantors to address their SBA guaranties – navigating the impact on […]

Operation Good Cheer

On Saturday December 2, 2017, Chuck Taunt and his friend John Birney participated in  Operation Good Cheer headquartered at the Oakland County International Airport.  Operation Good Cheer brings over 20,000 gifts to more than 6,400 foster children in Michigan.  More than 270 private planes were used to distribute the gifts to airports in Kalamazoo, Alpena, […]

Premier Pet Supply

Premier Pet Supply headquartered in Beverly Hills recently celebrated its 25th anniversary by donating 25,000 pounds of pet food to 5 local shelters including the Michigan Animal Rescue League and the Michigan Humane Society.  During the past 12 months Premier has expanded its business from its original location to include new facilities in Rochester Hills, […]

Michigan Super Lawyers

Three attorneys in our office were named in 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers.  Erika D. Hart was named Super Lawyers, Dean R. Nelson, Jr. and Matthew P. Taunt, were named Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Erika has been named a Super Lawyer for 5 years in a row, since 2013.  Matt has been a Rising Star for three […]

Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute

Again this year, Chuck Taunt attended the Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute in South Bend, Indiana on October 27th, 28th, and 29th. This nationally recognized conference features presentations by experts from around the country on tax, estate planning, and administration.  Featured speakers this year included Catherine Hughes, Deputy Director of the of […]

Extended Statute of Limitations Where IRS is a Creditor

Under Michigan law, a creditor – and a bankruptcy trustee by extension of the strong arm powers of 11 U.S.C. §544 – has a six year statute of limitations to avoid fraudulent transfers.  MCLA 566.31, et. seq. A Florida bankruptcy court held that a bankruptcy trustee could step into the shoes of the IRS as […]

Obi Launches

Obi™ launches! In addition to the two national political conventions, July witnessed the release of Obi™, an independent feeding device for persons suffering from paralysis and neuromuscular disease. Obi™ was invented by Jon Dekar, who was inspired by the experiences of his grandfather (who suffered from ALS/Lou Gehrigs Disease) and a young paraplegic girl whose parents […]


We’ve always been pleased that most of our clients come to us through referrals from other clients or professionals with whom we work.  Recently we were pleased to receive such a referral from a prominent attorney.  When we wrote to thank him and confirm that his client had contacted us he replied: “Very glad to […]

Judge Damon J. Keith’s 29th Annual Soul Food Luncheon

Chuck attended Judge Damon J. Keith’s 29th Annual Soul Food Luncheon on February 18, 2016 at Judge Keith’s chambers in Detroit.  The luncheon is a celebration of leadership and achievement recognizing a local, outstanding African American who exemplifies the maxim that Black History is a living history.  United States District Court Chief Judge Denise Page […]

St. Michael’s Foundation

We recently secured an IRS 501(c)(3) certification for St. Michael’s Foundation in Petoskey, Michigan.  St. Michael’s Foundation is the fundraising and asset holding entity for St. Michael the Archangel Regional Catholic Academy and new high school (“St. Michael’s”).  For additional information regarding St. Michael’s please click on the link  This certification was secured by using […]