On the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services page of the Department of Homeland Security’s website are listed the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The rights include the right to vote in elections for public officials and under responsibilities is listed participate in the democratic process. Visit http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/citizenship-rights-and-responsibilities to see the entire list.
All of us at JO are excited to share that Jones Obenchain attorney, Amanda Zaluckyj was elected to serve on the State Bar of Michigan Agricultural Law Section Council. Amanda attended SBM’s annual meeting in late September where the ag law section held its annual meeting. Based on the recommendation of the nominating committee, she was elected to serve on the council for a three-year term. Amanda says that she looks forward to growing her involvement in this area of the law, and to working with more experienced attorneys.
On this day when little ghouls and goblins are not an unusual sight in our neighborhoods, the attorneys and staff at Jones Obenchain, LLP wish you and yours a fun filled and safe Halloween. Trick or Treat!
Jones Obenchain partner, Jackie Homann, her husband, David and son, Sam volunteered for Habitat for Humanity this past weekend at the Carter Build in Mishawaka. Jackie and her family worked with others from their church congregation on the punch list for a new homeowner set to close on her home November 1. If you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities with Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County visit: https://www.hfhsjc.org/volunteer/
Jones Obenchain partner, Jackie Homann has been elected to serve as a delegate to the 67th Convention of The Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, to be held July 20 through July 25, 2019, in Tampa, Florida. Jackie is honored to represent her own congregation as well as well as others from Circuit 5 for Indiana and she’s excited about the opportunity for sharing and growth this experience will provide.
A commercial transaction might be as simple as borrowing money from a bank or a family member under a promissory note, or as complicated as buying or selling a business. At either end of that spectrum or anywhere in between, there are significant legal and economic issues. Some might require a lot of professional help and some little if any. But you won’t know until you ask. And the time to ask is before you sign anything. A member of our business team can guide you in the right direction.
We’ll help with negotiating terms, preparing check-lists and contracts, investigating and evaluating risks, and doing everything we can to protect your interests. If we think you need other outside assistance, we’ll work with you to get it.
Over one-third of veterans returning from active duty were unemployed last year, many because they just don’t have the means to properly dress for an interview. Jones Obenchain is participating in the Suits for Vets program again this year. We’re teaming up with WSBT Radio Group (Sunny 101.5 and Z94.3) and Burton’s Laundry & Dry Cleaning. We are giving back to Veterans that have given us so much. Veterans will be allowed to register at any Burton’s Laundry or at our office located at 202 S. Michigan Street, 600 KeyBank Building, South Bend to win 1 of 20 clothing certificates from area clothiers as well as some food certificates and other gifts.
The attorneys and staff of Jones Obenchain, LLP thank all current and former members of our armed forces for their service.
Bosses’ Day is usually celebrated in the United States on or around October 16. It is traditionally a day for employees to say thank-you to their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year. The strengthening the bond between employer and employee was the original purpose for creating this day. The celebration of Bosses’ Day has gained popularity over the years.
Someone who owes you money filed bankruptcy. Now what?
- Can you still try to collect the debt?
• Should you file a claim?
• Can you foreclose or collect your collateral?
• What if the debtor defrauded you?
• How do you collect from a company in a Chapter 11?
• Should you do business with a company in bankruptcy?
• Can you get your product back?
• Should you join the creditor’s committee? And what does it do anyway?
You have questions. Our creditors’ rights attorneys have answers.
Most people only consider their tax status as tax time rolls around each year. But the IRS indicates that being aware of and understanding your tax-status options can have an effect on the amount of tax you will owe for the year. Consult the following IRS tax tip to determine your status: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/here-are-facts-to-help-taxpayers-understand-the-different-filing-statuses