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Publications and Notes

LLC Can Be Better Than Sole Proprietorship. By Ludeen McCartney, Summer 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (October 24, 2010).

Tax-exempt Nonprofits Must File Form to IRS. By Eric Marx, Summer 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (October 17, 2010).

Web Resources Aid Budding Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses, With Guidance, Finances. By Zoe Martinez, Summer 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (October 10, 2010).

Nonprofits have Ways of Making Voices Heard. By Keegan Malone, Summer 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (October 3, 2010).

Some Steps Critical to LLCs. By Ryan Kelly, Summer 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (September 19, 2010).

Make Sure Gifts Going to Tax-Exempt Group. By Zach Backlund, Summer 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (September 12, 2010).

Trademark, Copyright Are Different. By Jonathon Polk, Summer 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (September 5, 2010).

Register for Copyright to Protect Your Work. By Denise Fesdjian, Summer 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (September 26, 2010).

Employee-Contractor Difference Important. By Zach Backlund, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (July 4, 2010).

Tax-Exempt Status Comes with Pros, Cons. By Jordan Voice, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (June 27, 2010).

A Virtual Office Can Cut Costs. By Jennifer Shaltry, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (June 21, 2010).

Know if Gifts are Deductible. By Maureen McKinney, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (June 14, 2010).

Franchises Come with Some Risk. By Robert Marvin, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (June 7, 2010).

Resources for starting a business. By Amanda Matchett, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Ingham County Bar Association Briefs (June 2010).

A single-member Limited Liability Company (LLC) has its benefits. By Bobby Ficklin, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Ingham County Bar Association Briefs (June 2010).

Take A Look at Social Networks. By Marc Kinnemann, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (May 31, 2010).

Nonprofit Might Be Way To Go. By Brigitte Chiroyan, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (May 24, 2010).

Funding, Tax Credits Available. By Dave Badour, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (May 17, 2010).

Keep Your Records Separate. By Matt Shell, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (May 10, 2010).

Plan When Buying, Selling A Business. By James Leiby, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (May 3, 2010).

Operating agreements important for LLCs' present and future. By Keegan Malone, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Ingham County Bar Association Briefs (May 2010).

Employee or independent contractor: who are you paying? By Rachel Lee, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Ingham County Bar Association Briefs (May 2010).

Going "Green" Trims Some Expenses. By Mohammad Ramadan, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (May 2010).

Mediation Is A Good Way To Resolve Differences, But Prepare Yourself. By Doug Koenig, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (April 26, 2010).

Small Firms Have Help On Retirements. By Ashley Hamrick, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly, (April 12, 2010).

Two Alternative Ways to Resolve Business Disputes and Avoid Litigation. By Kelechi Nnodim, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Ingham County Bar Association, Briefs (April 2010).

Employee Handbook: Benefits and Risks. By Helena Ji-Eun Sung, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Ingham County Bar Association, Briefs (April 2010).

Mission Statements Show Vision. By Rachel Szela, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (April 5, 2010).

At Work Contract Can Be Key. By Jennifer Long, Spring 2010 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal Business Weekly (March 29, 2010).

Consider A Federal Trademark. By Jennifer Gorchow, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (March 22, 2010).

Nonprofits May Seek 501(c)(3). By Karen Michael, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (March 15, 2010).

It's Easier To Start a Business. By Chaoyi Ding, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (March 8, 2010).

Sharing Your Intellectual Property. By Lawrence R. Yates II, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (March 1, 2010).

Clause Can Ease Hassle of Dissolution. By Philip Yoo, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (February 22, 2010).

Steps small businesses take now can help later. By Rachel Szela, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (February 15, 2010).

Charities Must Register With State. By Rachel Lee, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (February 8, 2010).

Startups need to know their insurance needs. By James Leiby, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (February 1, 2010).

Nonprofit status has its limitations. By Bobby Ficklin Jr., Fall 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (January 25, 2010).

Entrepreneurs still can find loans. By Aaron Bartell, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (January 18, 2010).

L3C designation has its benefits. By Megan Courtney, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (January 11, 2010).

Rules govern dissolution of nonprofits. By Julie Winkfield, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician, Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (January 4, 2010).

PEOs can reduce business costs. By Matthew Shell, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician, Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (December 28, 2009).

Know law in working with tribes. By Erin Oliver, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician, Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (December 21, 2009).

Key Points When Hiring Contractors. By Waseam Azmeh, Fall 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (October 12, 2009).

Home-based business has advantages. By Tara Kramar, Summer 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (October 5, 2009).

Protect Your Brand Worldwide. By Jennifer Bales, Spring 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (September 28, 2009).

Check to see if nonprofit needs license. By Megan Courtney, Summer 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (September 14, 2009).

Commercial leases come in 4 flavors. By Karen Michael. Summer 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (September 14, 2009).

Know Your Liability in Business. By Rob Powers, Spring 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (May 25, 2009).

Take Steps to Protect Trade Secret. By Thomas Legault, Spring 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (May 18, 2009).

Protecting Products is Crucial. By Shawn Goldman, Spring 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (May 11, 2009).

Nonprofit Status Has Benefits. By Dustin Gibb, Spring 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (May 4, 2009).

Charities Using Web More Often. By Peter Cummings, Spring 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (April 27, 2009).

Downturn Can Boost Startups. By Dustin Daniels, Spring 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (April 20, 2009).

Creating Structure is Crucial. By Carissa Chandler, Spring 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (April 13, 2009).

Exposure Needn't Be Expensive By Brianne Burnett, Spring 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (April 6, 2009).

What's the Deal? Get It In Writing By R.J. Miller, Spring 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (March 30, 2009).

Nonprofits May Need to Reasses By Ryan Kiernan, Spring 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (March 23, 2009).

On business: Adopt a governing document By Jon Clasing, Spring 2009 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (March 16, 2009).

Businesses face new Mich. tax By Chris Taylor, Fall 2008 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (February 16, 2009).

IRS 'gift' helpful for charities By Annie Sherzer, Fall 2008 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (February 9, 2009).

Internet age comes with benefits, obligations By R.J. Miller, Fall 2008 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (February 2, 2009).

Update your firm's articles By Ryan Kiernan, Fall 2008 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (January 19, 2009).

Lights, camera, tax credits for Mich. businesses By Reid Felsing, Fall 2008 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (December 29, 2008).

Company, product name key By Thomas Legault, Fall 2008 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (December 15, 2008).

Buy/sell agreement essential By Jon Clasing, Fall 2008 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (December 1, 2008).

Expansing business out of state requires paperwork. By Suzanne Wasner, Fall 2008 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (November 10, 2008).

Small Business Clinic to Help Clients - and itself - Go Green! By Meredith Sharp, Fall 2008 Resident Clinician. Published in Res Ipsa Loquitur, (November 2008).

Nonprofits, campaigns don't mix. By Brent Whitford, Fall 2008 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (October 13, 2008).

Nonprofits need to be licensed. By Tom Brady, Fall 2008 Resident Clinician. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (October 10, 2008).

Reduce liability of nonprofit volunteers. By Justin Sheehan, Spring 2008 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (April 28, 2008).

Be aware, tax-exempt requirements have changed. By Robert Rosin, Spring 2008 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (April 14, 2008).

Protect your Web property from Internet thieves. By Mohammed Khan, Spring 2008 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (April 7, 2008).

Businesses, check out fine print. By Aaron Beresh, Spring 2008 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (March 31, 2008).

Consider liability before profit-sharing agreement. By Kellen Kiley, Spring 2008 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (March 17, 2008).

Small businesses must know basic employment taxes. By Kimberly Goddard, Spring 2008 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (March 10, 2008).

Form raises solicitation options. By Angela Page, Fall 2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (February 25, 2008).

Mix of debt, equity best for businesses. By Connor Hetman, Fall 2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (February 11 2008).

Gather environmental info before buying property. By Jamie Janisch, Fall 2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (January 28, 2008).

Intellectual property rights critical to success. By Lisa Williams, Fall 2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (January 7, 2007).

Nonprofit lobbying made clear. By Tim Kelleher, Fall 2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (December 3, 2007).

Wait! Do you have a license for that? By Meredith Sharp, Fall 2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (November 19, 2007).

DBA's offer a way for entrepreneurs to get started. By Lawrence Elassal, 2006-2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (July 30, 2007).

Here are the steps to become a professional fundraiser. By Deborah Harper, Summer 2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (July 23, 2007).

'Millionaire' parties can aid nonprofits. By Jered Leo, Summer 2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (July 16, 2007).

Networks exist to make business dreams a reality. By Laquetta Jones, Spring 2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (June 25, 2007).

Small businesses can get free resources. By Tracy Chichester, Spring 2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (June 18, 2007).

New small businesses can compete in mid-Mich. By Jason Hees, Spring and Fall 2006 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (June 11, 2007).

Define company image by setting dress policy. By John Bell, Spring 2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (June 4, 2007).

Weigh pros, cons when considering a franchise. By Kristin Horton, Spring 2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (May 28, 2007).

Home repairs, remodeling may require permits. By Jacqueline Deluca, Spring 2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (April 23, 2007).

Estate planning important for business owners. By Richard Walker, 2006-2007 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (March 19, 2007).

Beware of pitfalls of a partnership. By Whitney Arnot, Fall 2006 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (January 8, 2007).

Nonprofits need to keep close watch on paperwork. By Kiran Brar, Fall 2006 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (November 6, 2006).

Leaving a business can be as important as starting it. By Richard Walker, Fall 2006 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (November 20, 2006).

Contractors differ from employees. By Jason Hees, Fall 2006 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (October 9, 2006).

Plans make a business successful. By Tenecia Ross, Summer 2006 Graduate Assistant, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (August 21, 2006).

Weigh your options for structuring. By Lawrence Elassal, Summer 2006 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (July 31, 2006).

Trademark registration helpful tool. By Thomas Wattles, Summer 2006 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (July 17, 2006).

Nonprofits subject to strict rules. By Camille Kam, Summer 2006 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Lansing State Journal, Business Weekly (July 3, 2006).

Keeping Tabs On Bob –What Employers Need to Know About Monitoring Employees. By Lindsay Dunphy, Spring 2006 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Ingham County Bar Association BRIEFS, May 2006.

Between the Expanding Competition Gap. By Jason Hees, Spring 2006 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Ingham County Bar Association BRIEFS, May 2006.

Are LEED Standards The New Black? By Natalie LaJoyce Johnson, 2005-06 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Ingham County Bar Association BRIEFS, May 2006.

Start-Up Smarts: Productively Beginning Your Small Business. By Tenecia Ross, 2005-06 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Ingham County Bar Association BRIEFS, May 2006.

Sophisticated Websites are Possible for Small Businesses. By Michael McDermott Spring 2006 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in, Ingham County Legal News, Vol. 1, No. 36 (May 5, 2006).

LLC’s Make A Move On The Exchange. By Bill Bower, 2005-06 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Student Bar Association Res Ipsa Loquitur, April 2006.Also published in Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, Vol. 20, No.3 (June 12, 2006).

Tremendous Tax Incentives - Start or Maintain a Business in a Renaissance Zone. By Rickard Norton, 2006-06 Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Ingham County Legal News, Vol. 1, No. 33 (April 14, 2006).

Open Source: A Potential Cost-Saver for Nonprofit Organizations. By Jeffrey Gerish, Resident Clinician, Michigan State University College of Law Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. Published in Michigan Nonprofit Association Links Newsletter  Volume 6, Number 10, December 2005/January 2006 edition.


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