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Appellate Practice

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Essential resource for the appellate specialist or a lawyer facing a first appeal. Handle any appeal with insider practice tips and expert advice. Includes key forms, checklists and sample briefs and motions.


Bankruptcy

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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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Whether you handle bankruptcy cases or just need to answer client questions, this book gives you answers. Michigan experts explain consumer and small business bankruptcy, representing debtors or creditors, and litigating in bankruptcy court.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.


Business Law

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ICLE's most comprehensive practice book on Michigan privately held companies. Covers advising corporations and LLCs, including planning, formation, dissolution, and a comprehensive discussion of succession planning, Includes 70+ forms and checklists.

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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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We recommend this book if you are handling the purchase, sale, or merger of a Michigan business. It covers all stages of an acquisition, with comprehensive forms and explanations. Also covers special considerations in the sale of a distressed business.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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Provides forms with commentary in 15 areas of business practice, with overviews of each area. The strength of the book is the quality, selection, and practical nature of the forms, as well as the commentary pulling each subject area together.

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Help your clients protect their most valuable intangible business assets. Covers unfair competition, trade secrets, fraud, business defamation, noncompetes, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder derivative suits, and claims involving computer technology.

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Save time and start the case right with bullet-point summaries and complaints for more than 70 causes of action. Find primary authority, related claims, and affirmative defenses for tort, employment, business tort, contract, and real estate actions.

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The most authoritative source on Michigan contract principles that provides practical advice for dealing with contract drafting and litigating issues.

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Understand the damages you can recover in Michigan civil cases, including wrongful death, employment, civil rights, breach of contract, business tort, and real estate cases. Also covers attorney fees, interest, and restitutionary remedies.

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Shows you how to form and operate limited liability companies in Michigan, including tax issues, when to use LLCs, how to draft operating agreements, mergers, and professional LLCs. Written by a primary drafter of the Michigan LLC Act.

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Covers creating, perfecting, and enforcing security interests under Michigan's Article 9 of the UCC. Explains how to determine lien priority, and includes a chapter on other Michigan statutory liens on personal property (such as tooling and vehicles).


Change Leadership

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A practical, hands-on resource for anyone seeking to hone communication, collaboration, and project management skills--the tools of today's successful knowledge worker.


Civil Litigation

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Essential reference for new and seasoned litigators. Covers best practices for taking and defending depositions, including expert witness depositions. Includes solutions for numerous "what if" scenarios and sample deposition outlines to help you prepare.

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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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Know that you always have the current rules and latest cases with this continually updated online resource. Includes Michigan Court Rules with hundreds of case annotations linked to full-text cases. Also includes MRPCs, AOs, and local rules.

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Designed for the lawyer litigating an employment case. This book covers Michigan and federal claims for workplace discrimination, wrongful discharge, whistleblower retaliation, enforcement of noncompetes, and claims under the ADA, ERISA, and FMLA.

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Quickly identify the limitations period that applies to your case. Organized by topic, this book summarizes and cites all significant Michigan statutes of limitations. Includes lists of appeal and court rule periods and chapters on general topics.

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Know how to introduce over 60 different types of evidence in court, including electronic evidence. Organized by type of evidence, each chapter includes the relevant MRE, caselaw, foundation requirements, and sample witness examinations.

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Essential resource for the appellate specialist or a lawyer facing a first appeal. Handle any appeal with insider practice tips and expert advice. Includes key forms, checklists and sample briefs and motions.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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Save time and start the case right with bullet-point summaries and complaints for more than 70 causes of action. Find primary authority, related claims, and affirmative defenses for tort, employment, business tort, contract, and real estate actions.

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ICLE's most comprehensive resource on Michigan civil procedure before and during trial. Includes in-depth summaries of the law, practical advice, and sample forms for all major topics. Written by leading Michigan judges and litigators.

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Paperback set of Michigan court rules and rules of evidence. Also includes local court rules, the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct, and a comprehensive index to the MCRs. Updated and reissued each September.

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ICLE's most comprehensive evidence resource. Includes the text of each MRE, its history, analysis of the rule with practice tips, helpful case annotations, and discussion of comparable federal rules.

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Understand the damages you can recover in Michigan civil cases, including wrongful death, employment, civil rights, breach of contract, business tort, and real estate cases. Also covers attorney fees, interest, and restitutionary remedies.

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Includes all the model instructions used in civil trials in Michigan, with use notes for the judge and Committee comments. These instructions must be used as provided in MCR 2.512(D).

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Sturdy six-panel chart provides quick courtroom access to every rule of evidence and authority for common objections.

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Always have a full set of the most recent SCAO-approved court forms on your computer, ready to fill in and save, using recent versions of the Adobe Reader. Find forms quickly with user-friendly search and browse.

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Comprehensive summary of Michigan authority on the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine, including the requirements of maintaining client confidences and secrets under the MRPC.


Criminal Law

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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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With this handbook, you will confidently identify all the possible effects of a criminal conviction. Whether your client comes to you before or after a conviction, learn proven techniques to help minimize or avoid the collateral consequences.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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ICLE's most comprehensive evidence resource. Includes the text of each MRE, its history, analysis of the rule with practice tips, helpful case annotations, and discussion of comparable federal rules.

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Practical guide to criminal procedure in Michigan. Written by a range of experienced practitioners, this book covers issues from arrest through posttrial motions and appeals. Get quickly to the primary authority, answers, and forms you need.

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Everything you need to expertly handle a drunk driving case in Michigan. Clearly explains the law, including "Super Drunk Driving" charges, and covers breath and blood tests, evidentiary challenges, trial, sentencing, and license appeals.

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Get the only model criminal jury instructions that provide expert practical advice from leading defense lawyers. Use the instructions and the ICLE Commentary at every stage of a criminal case.


Debtor/Creditor

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Whether you handle bankruptcy cases or just need to answer client questions, this book gives you answers. Michigan experts explain consumer and small business bankruptcy, representing debtors or creditors, and litigating in bankruptcy court.

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Learn the best practices for collecting debts and judgments while complying with state and federal law. Explains how to file suit, investigate the debtor, handle postjudgment collections, and use garnishment and execution proceedings effectively.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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Covers creating, perfecting, and enforcing security interests under Michigan's Article 9 of the UCC. Explains how to determine lien priority, and includes a chapter on other Michigan statutory liens on personal property (such as tooling and vehicles).

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This book guides you through this complex area--whether you represent the creditor or the debtor. The authors, two experienced debtor-creditor lawyers and a turnaround consultant/professional receiver, share their practical experience and advice.


Elder Law

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ICLE's most comprehensive elder law resource. Covers long-term care, health care benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, veterans benefits, nursing home quality, housing, special needs trusts, and remedies for elder abuse and exploitation.

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ICLE's most comprehensive, practical, time- and expert-tested estate planning resource. Covers planning the estate; drafting revocable trusts, wills, and durable powers; and implementing the estate plan.

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Step-by-step guide to Michigan guardianships and conservatorships. Covers guardianships for legally incapacitated persons, minors, and developmentally disabled persons, as well as alternatives to guardianship. Includes sample forms.

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Answer your clients' questions about Medicaid planning or build your own Medicaid planning practice. Clearly explains asset and income eligibility rules, divestment, and the best current strategies. Covers estate recovery. With sample forms.

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Gives you the tools you need to handle contested probate court matters. Know which rules apply and how to handle will contests, claims for breach of fiduciary duty, challenges to joint property, creditors' claims, and disputed attorney fees.

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Compiles all the Michigan probate statutes, rules, and forms you need in one place. Includes EPIC and the Michigan Trust Code with Reporters' Commentary, probate court rules, probate and elder law statutes, handy resource lists, and indexes.


Employment/Labor

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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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Offer timely advice on issues from recruitment to termination with analysis under both Michigan and federal law. Topics include social media and employee privacy, overtime, FMLA, ADA, and preventing workplace violence.

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Designed for the lawyer litigating an employment case. This book covers Michigan and federal claims for workplace discrimination, wrongful discharge, whistleblower retaliation, enforcement of noncompetes, and claims under the ADA, ERISA, and FMLA.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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Written by the former director of the Workers' Compensation Agency and an appellate expert, this definitive "answer book" is perfect whether you're handling a worker's compensation case, answering a client question, or settling a third-party injury claim.


Family Law

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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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Handle your next divorce case effectively. This how-to guide walks you step by step through the stages of a simple or complex divorce case, from initial filing through judgment and postjudgment relief. Includes 125+ forms and checklists.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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Have the book the judges use. Prepared by ICLE for the SCAO and distributed to all Family Division judges, this book covers all major areas within the jurisdiction of the Family Division from the judge's perspective. Includes practice tips for judges.

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If you handle any family law matters in Michigan, you'll want this book in your library. Covers all major areas of family law practice, including divorce procedure, child custody/support, spousal support, adoption and child protection. Includes forms.


Insurance Law

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Michigan-specific guide to the most important insurance coverages, including property, homeowners, auto, commercial general liability, health and disability, life insurance, and worker's compensation--and the legal issues associated with each.


Law Practice Management

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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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A practical, hands-on resource for anyone seeking to hone communication, collaboration, and project management skills--the tools of today's successful knowledge worker.


Municipal Law

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Concise explanation of governmental immunity in Michigan, including analysis of the current state of the law, practical advice, and sample pleadings. Appendix includes current and prior versions of the statute, with expert commentary.

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Comprehensive but practical guidance on municipal law in Michigan. Cuts through the complex statutes to give you clear answers and practical advice. Experts clarify the issues facing cities, villages, townships, counties, and other public bodies.

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Be ready to handle any land use matter, whether your client is the municipality, developer, landowner, or a neighbor. Michigan experts analyze the law and offer practical advice.

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This book guides you through this complex area--whether you represent the creditor or the debtor. The authors, two experienced debtor-creditor lawyers and a turnaround consultant/professional receiver, share their practical experience and advice.


Negligence/Torts/No-Fault

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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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Concise explanation of governmental immunity in Michigan, including analysis of the current state of the law, practical advice, and sample pleadings. Appendix includes current and prior versions of the statute, with expert commentary.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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Help your clients protect their most valuable intangible business assets. Covers unfair competition, trade secrets, fraud, business defamation, noncompetes, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder derivative suits, and claims involving computer technology.

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Save time and start the case right with bullet-point summaries and complaints for more than 70 causes of action. Find primary authority, related claims, and affirmative defenses for tort, employment, business tort, contract, and real estate actions.

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Understand the damages you can recover in Michigan civil cases, including wrongful death, employment, civil rights, breach of contract, business tort, and real estate cases. Also covers attorney fees, interest, and restitutionary remedies.

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Explains the law and practice in first-party and third-party no-fault cases in Michigan from both the plaintiff's and defense perspectives. Practical advice and sample forms help you handle the case from start to finish.

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Comprehensive guide to tort cases in Michigan. Covers personal injury cases, malpractice, civil rights, commercial torts, and torts to property interests. Explains health care liens, liability insurance, taxation of damages, and structured settlements.


Probate/Estate Planning

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ICLE's most comprehensive elder law resource. Covers long-term care, health care benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, veterans benefits, nursing home quality, housing, special needs trusts, and remedies for elder abuse and exploitation.

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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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Save hours of time preparing SCAO probate court forms. Enter client information once and let the software guide you through the forms. Easy to learn and easy to use. Forms are in Microsoft Word; product includes the HotDocs Player.

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Step-by-step guide to all forms of estate administration under EPIC, both supervised and unsupervised. Includes comprehensive checklists of steps and dates, advice on underwater estates, and how to complete SCAO forms.

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Includes EPIC and the Michigan Trust Code with Reporters' Commentary in a handy portable paperback. ICLE is the only source for the Commentary, an invaluable aid to interpretating the law.

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Designed for the lawyer who plans to handle an estate using informal proceedings. Includes sample filled-in SCAO forms and a discussion of real estate issues.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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ICLE's most comprehensive, practical, time- and expert-tested estate planning resource. Covers planning the estate; drafting revocable trusts, wills, and durable powers; and implementing the estate plan.

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Step-by-step guide to Michigan guardianships and conservatorships. Covers guardianships for legally incapacitated persons, minors, and developmentally disabled persons, as well as alternatives to guardianship. Includes sample forms.

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Answer your clients' questions about Medicaid planning or build your own Medicaid planning practice. Clearly explains asset and income eligibility rules, divestment, and the best current strategies. Covers estate recovery. With sample forms.

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The book the judges use, prepared by ICLE for the SCAO and distributed to Michigan probate judges and registers. Covers all proceedings heard in probate court, including estate, guardianship, and mental commitment proceedings, and civil actions.

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Gives you the tools you need to handle contested probate court matters. Know which rules apply and how to handle will contests, claims for breach of fiduciary duty, challenges to joint property, creditors' claims, and disputed attorney fees.

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Compiles all the Michigan probate statutes, rules, and forms you need in one place. Includes EPIC and the Michigan Trust Code with Reporters' Commentary, probate court rules, probate and elder law statutes, handy resource lists, and indexes.

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Covers planning, drafting, and implementing revocable grantor trusts, as well as using trust protectors, special needs trusts, and revising the trust after death. Anchored by a very popular revocable trust form.

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Whether you advise trustees or serve as trustee yourself, this book gets you on the right track. Covers starting the administration, informing and reporting, investing assets, making distributions, dealing with real estate, and winding up the trust.


Real Property

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Effective attorney fee agreements are part of every profitable law practice. Get sample fee agreements and practice commentary for 13 types of matters, plus chapters on ethical requirements, practical issues in fees and billing, and collecting your fees.

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Handle construction lien disputes, or just make sure your clients follow correct procedures. Clearly explains lien priorities; creating, perfecting, and foreclosing on liens; public projects and surety bonds, and bankruptcy considerations.

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Popular handbook covering the 22 most common areas of Michigan practice, from real estate to divorce, employment, probate, debt collection, ADR, and more. Each chapter summarizes the law, gives practical guidance, and includes sample forms.

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Save time and start the case right with bullet-point summaries and complaints for more than 70 causes of action. Find primary authority, related claims, and affirmative defenses for tort, employment, business tort, contract, and real estate actions.

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Understand the damages you can recover in Michigan civil cases, including wrongful death, employment, civil rights, breach of contract, business tort, and real estate cases. Also covers attorney fees, interest, and restitutionary remedies.

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Distilled from the authors' years of experience, this book includes excellent commercial and residential lease forms, with explanations and drafting advice. Also explains summary proceedings, other remedies, and the law regulating landlords and tenants.

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Known as the "real estate answer book," this book covers all major areas of real estate practice, from purchases, land contracts, and closings to easements, condominiums, and water interests. Includes more than 200 practice-tested forms.

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The most authoritative real property treatise in Michigan, covering all major topics related to Michigan real estate law. An excellent starting point for any real estate research question. Frequently cited by the Michigan appellate courts.

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Focused on residential purchases and sales, this practice handbook walks you through negotiating the purchase documents, financing options, handling the closing, and remedies when the deal goes sour.

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Be ready to handle any land use matter, whether your client is the municipality, developer, landowner, or a neighbor. Michigan experts analyze the law and offer practical advice.

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Experienced real property and tax attorneys lead you step by step through an assessment appeal, a classification appeal, a tax foreclosure challenge, or any other real property tax issue your client is facing.


Taxation

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Experienced real property and tax attorneys lead you step by step through an assessment appeal, a classification appeal, a tax foreclosure challenge, or any other real property tax issue your client is facing.


Worker's Compensation

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Compact paperback includes the Worker's Disability Compensation Act; Rules of the Workers' Compensation Agency and the Michigan Administrative Hearing System; selected charts; and detailed index. Cosponsored by the Workers' Compensation Law Section.

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Written by the former director of the Workers' Compensation Agency and an appellate expert, this definitive "answer book" is perfect whether you're handling a worker's compensation case, answering a client question, or settling a third-party injury claim.


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