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Michigan’s Right to Farm Act: Is Your Family Farm Protected?

Nov 15, 2021

Michigan has a long history of family farms and closely held agricultural businesses. However, depending on where that farm is located, Michigan’s Right to Farm Act may or may not protect you from local ordinances limiting how you do business. … Read more

Why Your Estate May Need a Quiet Title Action

Oct 25, 2021

Quiet Title Actions Problems with real estate transfers can hold up the probating of a loved one’s estate. Beneficiaries who are depending on their inheritances can find access to those assets blocked by clouds the titles of real property within … Read more

Great Lakes Riparian Rights: Who Owns the Shore?

Oct 18, 2021

Michigan has thousands of miles of shoreline, on the Great Lakes and over 10,000 inland lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water. However, limits on Great Lakes riparian rights can affect the way you use and develop your property, and … Read more

Sara Lachman Highlighted: 2021 Grand Rapids Chamber Annual Meeting Video

Feb 5, 2021

Sara Lachman, along with other West Michigan business leaders, share the challenges, lessons and unexpected wins of 2020, all while navigating a global pandemic.  

February 2021: Grand Rapids Business Journal Law Blog

Feb 1, 2021

Lachman Stuart Attorney, Michael King, shares an update on the Michigan Marketable Record Title Act in the Grand Rapids Business Journal Law Blog, February 2021.  

Michigan Marketable Record Title Act: What to Know about the Recent 2020 Amendment

Jan 28, 2021

Michigan Marketable Record Title Act   Author: Michael King Interests held in real property are often extremely valuable to the interest holders, and can affect the character and uses of the land in which they are held. The validity and … Read more

Variance Requests: Navigating Zoning Regulations and the Zoning Board of Appeals

Jan 21, 2021

Variance Requests: Navigating Zoning Regulations and the Zoning Board of Appeals Author: Jake Vande Zande Almost any time you want to do something with your property, zoning is going to play a role in that project. Whether you want to … Read more

Michigan Adopts Remote Witnessing and Notarization Legislation

Jan 21, 2021

Michigan Adopts Remote Witnessing and Notarization Legislation Author: Jake Vande Zande Governor Whitmore signed several new bills into law related to remote witnessing and notarization due to the hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic, which will be advantageous for people … Read more

Michigan Zoning Board Appeals (ZBA) & How to Appeal Unfavorable Decisions

Jan 20, 2021

Author: Jake Vande Zande January 13, 2021 Michigan Zoning Board Appeals (ZBA) & How to Appeal Unfavorable Decisions As discussed in “Variance Requests: Navigating Zoning Regulations and the Zoning Board of Appeals,” almost any time you want to do something … Read more

December 2020: Grand Rapids Magazine Top Lawyers of 2020

Dec 8, 2020

Sara Lachman nominated as a 2020 Top Real Estate Lawyer. https://www.grmag.com/special-advertising-section/top-lawyers/top-lawyers-2021/    

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