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Cliff Bloom to Make Presentations at Both Novi and Grand Rapids Cottage and Lakefront Living Shows

Cliff Bloom of Bloom Sluggett Morgan, PC will be making presentations at the Cottage and Lakefront Living Shows, both in Novi on Saturday, March 1 and at the Grand Rapids Show on Saturday, March 29.  For more information, please visit the Showspan website at www.showspan.com.   Read More

The 2014 Annual Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors Convention

On February 21, 2014, Cliff Bloom will be teaching a seminar on water (riparian) law and adverse possession at the annual Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors Convention in Manistee, Michigan.  Read More

BSM Client Prevails in Property Tax Exemption Case

BSM recently represented the City of Kentwood in the case of SBC Health Midwest, Inc v City of Kentwood (Michigan Tax Tribunal No. 416230).  The petitioner was claiming a property tax exemption going back to 2011 for approximately $600,000 of personal property that it owned and used in the operation of a for-profit college (Sanford Brown).  The City denied the exemption on the grounds that for-profit schools are not entitled to property tax exemptions under state law.  The property owner appealed and, after careful consideration of the legal arguments and evidence presented by the City, the Michigan Tax Tribunal agreed with the City that for-profit schools are not entitled to the exemption.  The Tax Tribunal’s decision was reprinted in the November edition of the Michigan Assessor Magazine, which you can read hereFor more information about this case, how it may impact property in your jurisdiction, or to discuss how BSM may be able to help you with other property tax related questions, please contact Crystal Morgan at BSM.   Read More

Bloom Sluggett Morgan Partners Recognized as Super Lawyers for 2013

The peer review group Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, has again named Cliff Bloom and Jeff Sluggett as Super Lawyers in the practice area of Government/Municipal Law.  We thank our clients for making this recognition possible.  Read More

Jeff Sluggett and Dick Butler Make Presentation to the West Michigan Regional Clerks Association

Jeff Sluggett and Dick Butler presented a seminar on May 17, 2013 at Muskegon Community College to the West Michigan Regional Clerks Association titled Legal Updates: Recent Developments for Local Government.  The presentation included topics such as Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, Open Meetings Act, Michigan Liquor Control Code, Freedom of Information Act, recall petitions, personal property tax and the financial impact of personal property tax legislation, among others.   Read More

Cliff Bloom Celebrates 30 Years as an Attorney

In 2013, Cliff Bloom, Shareholder with Bloom Sluggett Morgan, PC, will celebrate his 30th anniversary of practicing law in Michigan.  Congratulations, Cliff!  Read More