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The law firm of Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC fulfills the needs of municipalities, franchised businesses, employers, and public utilities in Michigan. Our Municipal Law division represents more than 150 municipal authorities. Although based outside of Lansing, Michigan, we establish and represent business entities throughout Michigan.

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2020 Michigan Freedom of Information Act Lega...

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Recent legal developments by the Michigan courts regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) have both helped determine the scope of the statute and presented new legal challenges for public bodies. In 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision now requiring certain municipal attorneys to be subject to FOIA disclosure requirements. The impacts of the decision are not fully known, and o... Read more »

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Is a Township required to receive sealed comp...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Is a Township required to receive sealed competitive bids before letting contracts on public works projects? No. The Michigan Legislature had adopted state law requiring Townships to receive sealed competitive bids for contracts of $20,000 or more. Subsequently, the Legislature repealed the relevant law. With no statutory requirement to engage in a competitive bidding process, Townships are onl... Read more »

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The Ins and Outs of Collective Bargaining

The Ins and Outs of Collective Bargaining

Learn about collective bargaining through cooperation.

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Current Township Water & Sewer Issues

Current Township Water & Sewer Issues

Learn how to navigate current township water & sewer issues.

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Managing Township Personnel: Why is my Attorney Asking for That?

Learn about avoiding and resolving employment disputes

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Financing Joint Fire Operations

Financing Joint Fire Operations

Learn how to manage and finance joint fire operations.

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