Join Us in Supporting Our Communities

Leelanau Conservancy Annual Picnic and Auction In Suttons Bay we are supporting and serving as a sponsor of the Leelanau Conservancy's 2011 Picnic and Auction. The Conservancy's Annual Picnic and Auction will be held Thursday, August 4, 2011.

Travel, Communities and Local Events

Late last week I received an email from a friend of mine who works in the Detroit area. He had just returned from a week-long trip to Providence, Rhode Island. In spite of being a bit bleary-eyed from his drive in from the east coast, he wanted to share information about how many law firms sponsor local community events. He also made a few comments about a ten-day trip another friend is on in central Europe. He's visiting family members who work for the U.S.

Penning Named 2011 FIVE STAR Wealth Advisor by HOUR Detroit Magazine


We are pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, Dan A. Penning was named a FIVE STAR wealth advisor for 2011 by HOUR Detroit Magazine. The magazine contracted an independent market research company to administer a research process to identify a select group of wealth managers who were exceptional in both their ability and commitment to overall client satisfaction.

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 --Dan A.

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.