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Running, Wise & Ford represents a broad spectrum of clients in connection with municipalities, zoning and land use matters, including, for example, drafting and administration of Ordinances and representing land owners in securing land use approvals. Our lawyers regularly deal in issues of compliance, variances, preparation of ordinances, drainage and runoff issues, wetlands regulation, environmental impact reviews and historic preservation issues. From small businesses seeking access or zoning authority, to developers involved in planning communities or redevelopment of urban areas, our attorneys are widely recognized by owners, developers and municipal officials as leaders in the field of zoning and land use planning. We help our clients obtain zoning relief, building approvals, wetlands orders of condition and other local permits, as well as the highway access permits, water quality certifications and waterways licenses needed from the state. The firm also has substantial experience representing county road commissions.

For more information on our municipal, zoning, and land use practice contact us at 231-946-2700 or 1-800-968-8577.


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  • Court Considers Chapter 7 Trustee's Ability to Sell LLC Property in Sole Members Bankruptcy

    Michael I. Conlon

    A bankruptcy trustee has the right to liquidate any property of a Chapter 7 Debtor subject to claimed exemptions and liens. Does this right extend to a membership interest in an LLC where the sole member files bankruptcy? The Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan addressed this issue recently in In re Hopkins, Bankr. W.D. Mich. (Feb. 2, 2012).



Four Locations Serving Northern Michigan

326 E. State Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Phone: 231-946-2700
Toll free: 800-968-8577


201 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone: 231-547-8990

207 Main Street
Frankfort, Michigan 49635
Phone: 231-352-9526
440 West Main Street, Suite A
Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: 989-732-1152

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