Northern Michigan Film & Media Group to Host Informational Discussion about Michigan's Growing Film IndustryMon, 11/03/2008 - 00:00 — blogeditor
Michigan Film Discussion Planned for November 5 in Charlevoix
(NORTHERN MICHIGAN | October 27, 2008) – Film producers from all over the United States are looking to Michigan as a prime venue for their upcoming projects, thanks to 40% tax incentives introduced back in April. Securing the projects is just half the battle, however. The success or failure of this program lies within the communities of Michigan who must be able to provide goods and services, with an unparalleled level of expertise, teamwork and communication.
Dan Penning Commentary:
Dan Penning Commentary:
The article quoted below from the "North Bay Business Journal" by David E. Stoll sets forth several key elements that must be considered by grape growers and wineries and grape contracts. Careful attention to the elements addressed before the contract is executed will undoubtedly save thousands of dollars of litigation fees and wasted time that usually results from “handshake agreements”. The practice of growers selling grapes to wineries to make wine is on the rise across the country as well as in northern Michigan.
The Michigan Legislature Has to Give Priority to the Michigan Wine Industry and its Related Wine Regulatory LawsMon, 10/27/2008 - 23:00 — blogeditor
The recent decision by the Federal District Court in the Siesta Village Market case was the inevitable next step in an evolution of courts removing restrictive laws that restrain Michigan’s residents from engaging in free trade for the purchase of wine.
Kentucky Judge Rules: Forfeit Gambling Domains
By Mike Sachoff - Fri, 10/17/2008 - 6:44pm.
They can keep domains if they just block Kentucky!
WebProNews has just received the 44-page order and opinion from Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate regarding the seizure of 141 online gambling domain names.
Like China, Kentucky is now trampling on the freedoms of the citizens of the Commonwealth by blocking domains that are legal in most parts of the world.
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
Court Rules that Parents Cannot Sign Waivers for their Children to Avoid Lawsuits Against Schools, Churches, or Other Business Entities for Personal InjuriesSun, 10/12/2008 - 23:00 — blogeditor
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”.
Generally, taxpayers may exclude up to $250,000 of gain on a principal residence every two years. Husbands and wives who file a joint return for the year of sale may exclude up to $500,000 of gain on the sale of a principal residence if one of the spouses owned the residence for at least two years and both spouses resided in the premises as their personal residence for at least two years.
In addition to the typical decisions facing parents in estate planning such as who should be a child’s guardian if both parents are deceased, the parents of special needs children are faced with additional estate planning challenges. One such challenge is how to provide for all their loved ones without jeopardizing the special needs child’s current (or potential) eligibility for government benefits. There are several strategies and planning opportunities available to assist in developing estate plans for parents of special needs children.
The New Law Offices in the Suttons Bay Depot!
Our July 1, 2008 official grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated with the Leelanau County Chamber of Commerce and many of our friends and family members.