Resource Published to Help Organizations Link to Trending Legal Issues


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. —As Michigan inches closer to 2021, the uncertainty in the coming months can feel overwhelming. In a year with a still ongoing pandemic that has changed our very way of life and has left us wondering what comes next, the need to stay up to date on changes to legal issues is greater than ever.

Recognizing a need for individuals and businesses alike to stay up to date on the latest legal trends to consider in 2020 before going into 2021, Foster Swift created a “2020 Year in Review” resource webpage. The page identifies a number of key topics for individuals and businesses to consider going forward into 2021.

This page will be updated to include the latest articles, videos and other resources provided by attorneys across the firm’s practice groups. Among the many topics addressed will include:

• Business growth opportunities during COVID through mergers & acquisitions
• Current updates to COVID relief, including PPP loan forgiveness
• Business succession planning strategies
• Best practices for debt collection during a pandemic
• The importance of HIPAA compliance

To learn more, be sure to periodically visit the page at

Resource for Seniors and their Caretakers During Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 17, 2020

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The COVID-19 pandemic over the past six months has caused disruption everywhere but has been an especially difficult struggle for seniors as many have had to continue to shelter in place, away from their friends and families.

To help supplement some of the services that seniors are provided, the Foster Swift law firm has created a free ‘Elder Organizer’ digital notebook to provide seniors and their caretakers with a toolkit that helps organize doctors’ appointments, medications, and more that can be shared online.

This downloadable spreadsheet is also meant as a tie-in recognition of National Senior Center Month. First beginning as a week-long celebration in 1979 by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), National Senior Center Week was then extended to the full month of September in 2007 by the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC).

Senior centers serve as a gateway, connecting the country’s network of aging adults to vital community services all in one place to help them maintain an active, healthy and independent lifestyle. Programs and services provided by these centers include volunteer opportunities and health and wellness programs.

The Elder Organizer toolkit, along with articles and other elder resources can be found on Foster Swift’s Elder Law blog at where visitors can also subscribe to the RSS feed to see recent posts or to receive free news updates by email.

Since 1902, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC has provided comprehensive legal services to businesses, municipalities and individuals. The firm employs 95-plus attorneys and over 100 support staff in six locations; Lansing, Detroit, Southfield, Grand Rapids, Holland and St. Joseph. For more information about the firm, its attorneys and to access recent publications, visit

Walsh to Host 10th Annual HR Summit on May 10

TROY, Mich., April 11, 2019 — Walsh will present HR Summit 10.0: Talent, Trends & Transformation on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their main location at 3838 Livernois in Troy, MI. Industry leaders from Butzel Long, Dykema, HRPro/BenePro, Walsh and others will discuss topics including common employer liability issues, diversity, how to hire and retain top talent and how marijuana legalization affects employers. Mark Albrecht, Senior Director of Human Resources for the Orlans Group, will be the keynote speaker.

Tickets are $115 and include continuing education credits for human resources professionals, continental breakfast and lunch. Exhibitor space is also available at a cost of $400 and includes two conference tickets.

“The Walsh HR Summit delivers hands-on tools and resources for practitioners based on current trends and challenges in the industry,” said Lee Meadows, Ph.D., HR Summit presenter and management professor at Walsh. “What drives the success of the summit is the understanding that human resource professionals cannot change the past, but must transform the future.”

Walsh offers a Master of Science in Management with a human resources concentration and Society of Human Resource Management certification preparation courses.

To register for HR Summit 10.0: Talent, Trends & Transformation or purchase exhibitor space, visit


Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of the region’s largest business schools and Michigan’s third largest graduate business school, offering classes in several locations as well as online. Our nationally ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (