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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Don't Forget to Pack Your Cottage App!

Lake Cottage AppIt's great to have the Cottage season stretched out in front of us for the next few months. The pace changes a bit when the focus is directed towards spending time at the family cottage. My family isn't any different from any other family at this time of the year. Another school year has closed behind us and the boys are transitioning to summer jobs and their favorite summer sports. Even Casey. Except Casey's favorite summer...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Boating goes wrongAll states, and in certain circumstances the federal government, regulate the  use and enjoyment of watercrafts of all kinds on water located within or contiguous to any particular state.  Although this writing concentrates on the State of Michigan, if you plan on boating this summer in your own state of residence or another that you will be visiting, I encourage you to take the time to familiarize yourself with the "rules of the water" to protect you, your family and your friends as you...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

As many of you are aware, one of my twin 17-year old sons, Casey, is autistic.  Casey was first diagnosed with his condition 13 years ago at the age of 4.  Since that time, children suffering from autism have been diagnosed at record rates across the country.

The first reaction any parent has when their child is...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

 

What Everyone Should Know Regarding Software Piracy Laws.

image of a pirate flag with a red xIn my practice, I have encountered many situations both with individual and business clients where they received notices from software companies alleging my clients had violated software piracy laws.  These notices are no joke and not for the circular file.

My most recent experience has been with a business client who was accused of illegal and unauthorized use...

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Penning Group is pleased to announce the opening of its new Grand Rapids, Michigan office located at:

Penning Group's new Grand Rapids office250 Monroe NW, Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: 616.717.5746
Fax: 616.717.5701

Additionally, the firm has moved its Detroit area office to Novi,...

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