Penning to Speak at ICLE 51st Annual Probate and Estate Planning Conference

Dan A. Penning has been invited as a featured speaker to present on the topic of estate and gift tax issues concerning cottage succession planning at the ICLE 51st Annual Probate & Estate Planning Conference for Michigan attorneys. Penning will join two other speakers addressing cottage law succession planning issues during the three-day conference featuring a variety of topics for Michigan attorneys seeking continuing legal education.

Being a Great Lawyer Requires an Even Better Person

Who am I? In my career, I am a lawyer. I love being a lawyer. I mean, I really love the practice of law and all the experiences it provides to me. I would not want to do anything else.

I started my firm as a solo practitioner with one trusting client and a financed loan from a relative in 1987. It's been a great experience. Fortunately, I paid the loan back and the client is still a client and a trusted friend as well.

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The Penning Group Sponsors Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 1st Business Forum

In Leelanau County The Penning Group will Sponsor 1st Business Forum of Industry Experts to Discuss Issues Relevant to Small Business Owners

The Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will launch the 1st Annual Leelanau Peninsula Business Forum on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 7:00 am - 9:00 am at the Leelanau Sands Showroom.

The following presenters will each speak for approximately 15 minutes and all will be available after the forum to answer individual questions:

Legal & Entity Formation and Business Planning

Requirements to Protect Personal Information

Like many business professionals, your laptop and cell phone have become a corporate archive of important and confidential business information about your company. Smart phones have allowed sensitive data to be available at your fingertips that can be carried most anywhere. Identity thieves can have an easy time of accessing data that is legally protected if you don't address security issues in your overall Information Technology plan.

Check Fraud: Who Pays?

More and more checking account owners are using their debit cards or online bill paying methods. With these rising trends, checkbooks are left unaccounted for, for periods of time.

TAX ALERT – Michigan Governor Snyder Releases 2011 Executive Budget Proposal

Budget Proposal Includes Anticipated Proposals to Change Both Tax and Spending Policies

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder called the consideration of his proposed Executive Budget a "defining moment" for the state this week as the Executive Budget was submitted to state legislators for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Snyder commented on his budget as an opportunity to "stop living in the past and start looking to the future."

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010

New Year - New (Extended) Tax Laws

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

Who Benefits from Our Christmas Gift Spending?

"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.