Evidentiary Issues in Bankruptcy – Consumer Bankruptcy Association Event

Erika D. Hart was a featured panel speaker October 25, 2018 at the Consumer Bankruptcy Association dinner seminar regarding Evidentiary Issues in  Bankruptcy.  The panel spoke to other attorneys in the bankruptcy field about unique evidentiary issues that arise in bankruptcy, including admission of appraisal evidence, deposition transcripts, bank records and preparation for evidentiary hearings […]

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, […]

American Bankruptcy Institute’s Hon. Steven W. Rhodes Consumer Bankruptcy Conference November 10, 2017

At the invitation of Chief Bankruptcy Court Judge Phillip J. Shefferly, Charles J. Taunt spoke at the annual American Bankruptcy Institute Detroit Bankruptcy Conference attended by hundreds of bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers and other professionals every year.  Chuck spoke on a panel that included Bankruptcy Judge Mark A. Randon about valuation techniques and standards, a topic being […]

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 […]

56th Annual ICLE Probate & Estate Planning Institute Seminar

Chuck Taunt and Erika Hart attended the 56th Annual ICLE Probate & Estate Planning Institute Seminar June 21st and June 22nd.   They attend every year to learn and study the latest developments some of which are immediately put to use for our clients. This training makes them eligible to maintain their Probate & Estate Planning […]

St. Michael’s Academy

Charles J. Taunt is a board member and general counsel of St. Michael’s Academy in Petoskey, Michigan. St. Michael’s Academy is a five year old Catholic High School in Petoskey Michigan, which celebrated its inaugural commencement on Sunday May 28, 2017.  The five graduating seniors were offered a total of $300,000 in academic scholarships and […]

Michigan Domestic Asset Protection Trust Legislation Goes Live March 8, 2017

What is it?  Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT) is a type of irrevocable trust with enhanced asset protection and some retained control for the settlor. Tell me more.  The DAPT can move assets outside of both the probate estate and the reach of settlor’s creditor’s with some of the following perks when the requirements are met: […]

American Bankruptcy Institute Consumer Bankruptcy Conference

Erika D. Hart of our firm recently was a speaker at the American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”) Consumer Bankruptcy Conference held in Troy, Michigan November 11, 2016.  Erika was one of 3 members of a panel that addressed current hot topics in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, including: ethical and professional responsibility issues for consumer attorneys in bankruptcy […]