Two New Practices Emerge from Law Firm Closure

Legal heads turned when partner Peter Boyles announced in June that he and the 16 other attorneys in the Traverse City office of Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge (SHRR) were leaving to start their own firm. Although the deal had not been finalized at the time,...

Personal Injury Lawyer Advertising Evolves in the Digital Age

Local personal injury lawyers for decades have heavily relied on telephone book advertising to attract clients, running multiple pages of ads and competing for the coveted back cover space. But those days are waning. “Lawyers are ending the nuclear war in the Yellow Pages,” said personal...

Health Insurance: Businesses take varying approaches to weighty decision

Like many insurance agents, Terry Roote has seen the challenges small businesses face in providing health insurance, weighing the benefits of what can be a competitive and attractive employee offering, against the costs. “I’ve seen this happen more than once, where the employer will say ‘listen,...