Seven Years of Certifications for Estate Planning and Probate

Erika D. Hart completed Michigan’s 2021 Certification for Estate Planning and Probate provided by ICLE.  This certification requires an annual update with over 11 hours of seminar attendance regarding the most current estate planning and probate topics both in Michigan and nationwide.  Erika has completed the certification every year since 2014.  Please contact Erika D. […]

Court of Appeals Win for Erika Hart

Erika D. Hart won an appeal before the Michigan Court of Appeals regarding whether a real estate associate or salesperson is an independent contractor under Michigan law. In affirming the Macomb County Circuit Court, the Court of Appeals held that MCLA Section 339.2501(h) defined the relationship between appellant real estate salesperson and the company real […]

Congratulations to Matthew Boyd!

The Taunt Law Firm is proud to announce Matt Boyd’s recent publication in The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Handling Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcies in Michigan for his contribution, “Chapter 7: Representing Creditors in Chapter 11 Business Cases.”

Congrats Super Lawyers!

Three of our incredible lawyers – Matthew P. Taunt, Erika D. Hart and Dean R. Nelson, Jr. – were named as Super Lawyers in 2020 in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial law.  Nominated by their peers, the Super Lawyers designation recognizes their hard work and dedication to their areas of practice. 

American Bankruptcy Institute Steven W. Rhodes Consumer Bankruptcy Conference

Erika D. Hart spoke at the annual American Bankruptcy Institute Steven W. Rhodes Consumer Bankruptcy Conference attended by hundreds of bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers and other professionals every year.  Erika spoke on a panel that included Bankruptcy Judge Scott W. Dales and Judge Terrence A. Keith about mental health issues and bankruptcy.  Erika is also a member […]

The Firm Welcomes Matthew Boyd

The Taunt Law Firm would like to announce that attorney Matthew L. Boyd has joined the Firm.  Matt comes to us from Kuhn Rogers PLC in Traverse City, Michigan where he practiced for six years focusing on bankruptcy and insolvency matters, civil litigation (both State and Federal courts), business transactions, asset protection, and contested probate […]

Four New Bankruptcy Bills Passed by Trump on August 23, 2019

Family Farmer Relief Act:  This Act increases the debt cap for a Family Farmer from $4,411,400 to $10,000,000 under Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code.  This is an important change because farm size and debt load has dramatically increased since 1986 when Chapter 12 was created and the prior debt cap made the specific restructuring […]

2019 Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Institute

In June 2019, for the 6th year, Erika D. Hart attended Michigan ICLE’s Probate & Estate Planning Institute in order to keep current on trends in the probate and estate planning field.  This year, the program took a deep dive into how to address real property held in trust or through the probate system.  In […]

Collision Course: Protecting Against Bankruptcy’s Impact in Other Practice Areas

On May 9, 2019, attorney Dean Nelson was a member of a panel discussion hosted by the Oakland County Bar Association and Consumer Bankruptcy Association titled Collision Course:  Protecting Against Bankruptcy’s Impact in Other Practice Areas.  Moderated by Chief Bankruptcy Judge Phil Shefferly, Dean and three other panelists discussed various related topics in an event […]