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Bloom Sluggett Morgan Attorney Elected Vice President of the Board of Directors for the United Methodist Community House

Jeff Sluggett was recently elected Vice President of the Board of Directors for the United Methodist Community House. The United Methodist Community House is a non-profit agency based in Grand Rapids with a mission that focuses on children and seniors. See http://www.umchousegr.org/index.html for more information.   Read More

Cliff Bloom's Upcoming Presentations for the Cottage and Lakefront Living Shows

Cliff Bloom will be making presentations regarding his book Buying and Selling Waterfront Property in Michigan at the upcoming Michigan Cottage and Lakefront Living Shows in Novi, Michigan, for the Novi Suburban Collections Showcase on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at noon and 3:00 p.m., and again for the show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at DeVos Place Convention Center on Saturday, March 16, 2013, also at noon and 3:00 p.m.  For more information, visit www.cottageandlakefrontliving.com.  Read More

BSM Attorney Assists with New Ethics Handbook

Crystal Morgan participated in the development of the Michigan Local Government Ethics handbook recently published by the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA). The handbook is a research guide on Michigan law regarding ethics in local government, including conflicts of interest, incompatible offices, nepotism, and political activity of municipal employees, among other topics. Crystal was a member of the Government Ethics Handbook Committee of MAMA which prepared the handbook with the assistance of Sue Jeffers of the Michigan Municipal League as Editor, six Cooley Law School students as research assistants, and Professor Gerald A. Fisher of Cooley Law School as the students’ supervising editor. The Michigan Municipal League has given the Handbook to all members of MAMA free of charge and the handbook will also be provided to all Michigan law school libraries.

Bloom Sluggett Morgan Partners Recognized as Super Lawyers for 2012

The peer review group Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, has again named Cliff Bloom and Jeff Sluggett as Super Lawyers, and Crystal Morgan as a Rising Star (the designation for attorneys under 40 years of age or who have practiced law for fewer than 10 years), all in the practice area of Government/Municipal Law.  We thank our clients for making this recognition possible.   Read More

Welcome To Our Open House

After allowing some time for the dust to settle, we finally took the opportunity to throw ourselves a party. Our much anticipated open house took place on Thursday and we received many well wishes from our fantastic clients and friends by way of mentions like this from our friends at Alpine Township, floral arrangements, and of course, guests at our event.  Read More

Michigan Municipal Law: Our Contribution

Congratulations to Jeff Sluggett and Crystal Morgan on the recent publication of Michigan Municipal Law. The handbook for public sector attorneys is published by The State of Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education. It is the first treatise of its kind published in Michigan in a number of years.  Read More

Congratulations are in Order

We're proud to announce that BSM's Crystal Morgan was invited to become a member of a Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA) committee tasked with providing written educational materials to municipal attorneys around the state.  Read More

Riparian of the Year Awarded to BSM's Cliff Bloom

We're proud to announce that BSM partner, Cliff Bloom was awarded the “Master’s Jacket” as the outstanding riparian of the year by the Michigan Lake & Stream Associations at its annual convention in April 2012. Read the entire article below.
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BSM Featured in Rapid Growth Media

Rapid Growth Media, a weekly news publication featuring growth and business development in the Grand Rapids area, has featured Bloom Sluggett Morgan in this week's edition. Read the article in its entirety here Read More