FBMJ attorney, Daniel Cortez, helped secure a significant victory for our client River of Life Ministries in a U.S. District Court case. The court held that Clinton Township wrongfully required River of Life Ministries to obtain a special land use permit before opening a house of worship in violation of the Equal Terms provision of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (“RLUIPA”).
The law is complex. While complexity breeds confusion, simplicity creates clarity and enables solutions. The job of a lawyer is to empower others to make informed decisions – be it a jury rendering a verdict, or a company making an investment.
Through our deep understanding of the law, and the industries we serve, we help our clients gain the perspective necessary to make a judgment, execute a strategy, or solve a problem that helps further their objectives.
FBMJ attorney, Joseph P. McGill, won a contested seat on the State Bar of Michigan’s (SBM) Board of Commissioners in this year’s elections. He will serve a three-year term expiring in 2021 representing attorneys in Wayne, Monroe and Lenawee counties (District H). The Board of Commissioners (BOC) was established by the Michigan Supreme Court to assist with surviving the needs of the 45,000+ attorneys throughout the State.
Reducing risks to patients and managing the risks of litigation when something does go wrong are top concerns in the healthcare industry. That’s why a major insurer of physicians turned to FBMJ for expertise and guidance in their continuing education video series – “Two Minutes: What’s the Risk?” Randy Juip shares insights that help physicians, their staff and other healthcare providers minimize risk to patients and themselves. Recently released videos cover the issues of “Jury Expectations and Test Results” and “3 Important Issues for Practice Administrators.”
Answers to complex environmental problems don't reside solely on the pages of a book or the hard drive of a computer.
That’s why our environmental litigation attorneys roll up their sleeves, put on their boots, and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty out in the field. That's where issues – and solutions – come to light.