Alan A. May's Novel Selected for Prestigious Book Fair
two friends’ experiences in Detroit before and after
World War II, as they face antisemitism, divided
loyalties and challenged value systems. His previous
novels include Article XII and Sons of Adam.
May is widely published in the field of probate law,
contributing articles to the Michigan Bar Journal,
NAWCC Bulletin, and the Michigan Probate and
Estate Planning Journal. He blogs frequently about
probate and baseball. In addition, he has appeared
in Martindale-Hubbell’s Register of Preeminent
lawyers 30 times, in Michigan Super Lawyers since
2007, in the Best Lawyers in America since 2010,
and has been named one of the top attorneys in
Michigan by the New York Times.
DBusiness names Brian R. Jenney and Alan A. May Top Lawyers
Attorneys Brian R. Jenney and Alan A. May have been selected for inclusion in DBusiness Magazine’s 2023 list of Top Lawyers for Trusts & Estates. Thousands of votes were cast honoring excellence in 53 practice areas.
The list will appear in the November/December 2022 issue of DBusiness and online Monday, November 15 at www.dbusiness.com.
Kemp Klein Golf Outing to Benefit Forgotten Harvest
The Kemp Klein Foundation will host its inaugural charity golf outing on Monday, September 19, 2022 at the Links in Novi to benefit Forgotten Harvest. Forgotten Harvest delivers 144,000 pounds of surplus food per day to local charities, providing families in need with fresh and nutritious food free of charge. To register for the outing or to become a sponsor, please contact Robert Zawideh .
Brian R. Jenney presents at Institute for Continuing Legal Education: Elder Law Institute in Plymouth, MI on September 15, 2022
Mr. Jenney will discuss the differences between Developmentally Disabled Guardianships and Legally Incapacitated Individual Guardianships, alternatives to Developmentally Disabled Guardianships, Procedural Requirements, and the Interplay of Guardianship and Supportive Decision-Making.
Kemp Klein Welcomes Attorney Neal Nusholtz
Mr. Nusholtz specializes in all areas of Taxation, including Income Tax, Estate and Gift Taxation, Estate Planning, Business Transactions and Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Audits, IRS Administrative Appeals, and Tax Litigation in Federal District Courts, the Michigan Tax Tribunal, the U.S. Tax Court, and the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. He serves on several committees of the State Bar of Michigan, is a frequent lecturer for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and he was selected by Corp Magazine as one of the Top Ten Business Attorneys in Southeastern Michigan.
Kemp Klein Welcomes Attorney William E. Haines II
Mr. Haines specializes in Estate and Trust Administration, Medicaid Asset Protection Planning, and Probate Litigation. He is currently a member of the Probate and Estate Planning and Elder Law and Disability Rights sections of the State Bar of Michigan. William treats each legal question with compassion and focus as he determines the most efficient and direct solution.
Three Reasons to Resolve Conflict Outside of Court
The high cost of litigation and number of cases flooding the courts have many judges and attorneys using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to significantly cut costs and improve the efficiency of the court system. Clients whose cases qualify for this process often find it simpler and easier than facing off in the courtroom.
What are the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution?
Alternative dispute resolution is an appealing option because it can be applied to virtually any type of civil case. In general, ADR involves a mediator, arbitrator, or panel of attorneys depending on the type of ADR chosen, who assists the parties in developing their own outcome to their unique disputes. Once in the courtroom, parties surrender that control over the outcome to the judge or jury to ultimately decide the case.
Reasons to settle disputes outside of court
Aside from the obvious reduction in cost, there are three main reasons ADR is more appealing than the formal litigation process. First, all types of ADR give the parties greater control over the procedure and outcome of their dispute than they would have in a courtroom. Next, in any type of ADR, parties have the freedom to add issues to their dispute when they arise as opposed to the courtroom where parties are tied to the issues stated in their pleadings. Last, ADR provides the parties with privacy that they would not have if their case were to be heard in court. The courtroom is generally open to the public, meaning anyone can walk into the courtroom and hear every detail of your case. Additionally, any papers that are filed with the court are also open to anyone upon request.
What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?
There are several types of ADR. Two of the most commonly used types are mediation and arbitration. We will discuss the details and benefits of each in future articles with relevant input from Joseph P. Buttiglieri, an attorney with 46 years of experience, 10 of which he has served as a certified mediator. In the meantime, if you are contemplating whether to address a legal issue but don’t want to drag it through the courts, contact us. We can provide information and options to help you move forward.