Underutilized Tax Exemption for Eligible Developer Property

During the depths of the housing crisis, the Michigan Legislature passed Public Act 494 of 2012 to assist home builders holding excess inventories of “development property” (a term defined in the PA 494) in various states of construction.  PA 494 was phased in over a one-year period. Beginning December 31, 2013, eligible development property is […]

Paul Thursam Accepted into Crain’s Leadership Academy

Partner Paul Thursam has been accepted into Crain’s Leadership Academy, a nomination-based program focused on developing the strengths of rising leaders in the community. This program includes development sessions focused on personal discovery, civic discovery, and discussions with leading figures in the community.   Mr. Thursam is a shareholder in GMH’s Business Practice Group, and Real Estate Practice […]

Gilbert Gugni Awarded AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. is pleased to announce that Gilbert Gugni has been awarded an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell which is an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary. Mr. Gugni is the Chair of […]

Michael A. Novak died Sunday, January 27, 2013

Michael A. Novak passed away, Sunday, January 27, 2013 from a heart attack.  He was 57 years of age.  He is survived by his wife, Loretta Ames. Mike Novak has been counseling clients in the Entertainment Industry for over twenty-five years.  He was a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the State Bar […]

The Best Survey is a Recorded One

A recorded survey has special sanctity in Michigan. The original Michigan government survey GSO maps, for example, cannot be attacked as erroneous, even if incorrect. Additionally, Act 132 requires a “stake survey” be recorded if prepared for a property sale. MCL 54.211(2). Our courts have recognized a recorded survey’s special significance—even if erroneous—for over 130 […]