Attorney Dan A. Penning has been appointed as a member of the Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation which is an honor reserved for only 5% of the active lawyers in Michigan, recognizing outstanding legal ability and devotion to the welfare of the community, state, and nation.
Dan A. Penning
The Penning Group
Farmington Hills and Suttons Bay, Michigan
The Michigan Court of Appeals recently decided that a child’s right to sue for a personal injury is not prohibited, even if that child’s parent or legal guardian signed a waiver of liability form. The case involved a 5-year-old child who broke his leg jumping from an inflatable slide at an indoor commercial “bounce facility”.
The Court of Appeals applied a common law rule that, “in Michigan, a parent has no authority merely by virtue of the parental relation to waiver, release or compromise claims of his or her child. Generally speaking, the natural guardian has no authority to do an act which is detrimental to the child.” The holding, then, is that absent a...Read More...
Business Succession Planning
Lawyers specializing in business succession planning services
Business Succession Planning Services Offered: We help privately-owned businesses and the individuals who own them develop exit or succession strategies for the transfer of ownership to family members, to employees and to third parties.
The best indicator of our attorneys’ skills in transferring business ownership among family members is that we represent several businesses that have been successfully transferred to a second generation of...Read More...
Our proven commercial real estate attorneys give you a real advantage
Areas of Practice: Acquisitions, Sales, Leases, Financing and Eviction.
Services Offered: Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and recording the legal documents needed to create or transfer an interest in commercial-use real estate.
Many of our business clients also own the commercial real estate and building(s) in which they operate. We have negotiated many of these acquisitions, sales and leases. Interfacing with city governments, dealing with zoning variances, obtaining tax abatements – these are all examples of how we assist business owners in achieving the tax-saving benefits of...Read More...
Protecting your wealth and property for your family's benefit
Many people don’t realize that if you don’t make a plan for yourself, the government will step in and make a plan for you! We help our clients realize their dreams for themselves and their loved ones. We help them to save money and maintain privacy and control, and to minimize court involvement wherever possible. When court involvement is unavoidable, we help them navigate that road, too.
Probate Administration and Litigation
Services offered: We help you to navigate the maze of probate court rules and reporting requirements in conservatorships,...Read More...