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Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year - New (Extended) Tax Laws

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010. (The "Act")

After great speculation and debate, Congress has now passed and President Obama has signed a tax package which gives individuals and businesses some predictability for the next two years through December 31, 2012. The Act extends the Bush-era tax cuts, provides estate tax relief, an "AMT" patch, a reduction in employee paid payroll taxes and provides businesses with new incentives to make capital investments...

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Monday, December 20, 2010

"Christmas reminds us we are not alone. We are not unrelated atoms, bouncing and ricocheting amid aliens, but are a part of something, which holds and sustains us. As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same. Christmas shows us the ties that bind us together, threads of love and caring, woven in the simplest and strongest way within the family." -Donald Westlake

As many of us prepare to spend the...

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Monday, November 22, 2010

 

Dan A. Penning Successfully Defends Appeal with Michigan Court of AppealsRecent oral arguments presented by attorney Dan A. Penning, before a Michigan Court of Appeals panel of judges, resulted in a unanimous 3-0 vote in which the Appeals judges upheld the trial court’s decision dismissing the case.

Penning argued in support of a Circuit Court’s decision dismissing a...

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Monday, October 18, 2010


Your College Student Needs a Financial and Medical Power of Attorney Form

As we have mentioned in previous emails and other communications from our office, it is important that children, once they reach the age of majority (18 in Michigan), execute a Financial Power of Attorney form and Medical Power of Attorney. A Medical Power of Attorney allows the individual nominated in the document the right to have access to medical records and be involved in medical decision making. A Financial Power of Attorney allows the agent...

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dan A. Penning

Voted Best Lawyer / Law Firm Leelanau County

"2010 Grand Traverse Insider People's Choice Award Winner"

Thank you to all who voted. We appreciate it!

Dan A. Penning

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