b"Team News AlertsMoss & Barnett Announces New Shareholders:1 Employers: Good Reason to Review Your Separation Agreement FormsMichael T. Etmund, Chelsy M. Jantsch, Mary Frances Price,On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board issued a significant decision that overruled the Boards own and Jeffrey A. Wieland prior decisions and held that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act by offering discharged employees severance agreements that included commonly-used confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions. McLaren Macomb and Local 40 RN Staff Council, Office and Professional Employees, International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, 23 WL 2158775 (Feb. 21, 2023).While this ruling has been widely criticized by employers and business groups and could be overturned, it represents a stark change in the law. Based on this development, it is now prudent for employers to review their separation or severance agreement forms with counsel. Language changes to the agreement forms may help to avoid a negative ruling as experienced by the employer in McLaren Macomb. Moss & Barnett employment law attorneys are available to advise employers on these and other issues.Michael T. Etmund Chelsy M. Jantsch Mary Frances Price Jeffrey A. WielandIf you would like assistance assuring best practices in this area, please contact your attorney at Moss & Barnett.Moss & Barnett is pleased to announce that Michael T. Etmund,Mary Frances Price is an experienced VA Accredited Elder Law Chelsy M. Jantsch, Mary Frances Price, and Jeffrey A. Wielandattorney who focuses her practice on serving individuals and have become shareholders in the firm effective January 1, 2023. families who are establishing an estate plan, revising an existing estate plan, or dealing with the legal, medical, and financialTimothy L. Gustin and Christopher D. Stall Elected to Michael T. Etmund regularly represents clients in the financialimpacts of aging, chronic illness, and disability. Her practice services and collection industriesincluding corporations andincludes advising on Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits,Moss & Barnett Board of Directorsother general business entitiesin matters involving defenselong-term care insurance, estate and tax planning, as well as of consumer protection statutes, compliance and regulatoryasset protection for families and individuals with disability andMoss & Barnett is pleased to announce that Timothy L. GustinChristopher D. Stall serves as a director and as Chair the analyses, and commercial collection. He advises clients withlong-term care expenses. She has counseled and advised hundredsand Christopher D. Stall were elected to three-year terms asfirms Commercial Department and Business Law Practice regard to federal and state data privacy laws, accessibility, andof clients on their estate, elder care, and disability plans andmembers of the firm's Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2023. Group. He focuses on advising data security laws and regulations. Mike also practices in the areaprovides effective and ethical legal guidance, helping clients makebusinesses regarding management, of commercial litigation and in defense of the Fair Debt Collectiondifficult decisions and navigate the complicated issues that ariseTimothy L. Gustin serves as Chair of the Board of Directors andgovernance, and transactions, Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), thewhen dealing with chronic health challenges, disability, and aging. as Chair of the firms Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Practiceincluding mergers and acquisitions Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and other consumerGroups. He represents lendersand joint ventures. Chris works protection statutes. Jeffrey A. Wieland practices in construction, commercial, andwho finance office, industrial,with clients in a spectrum of public procurement litigation. He advocates for and advises clientshospitality, retail, self-storage, and Chelsy M. Jantsch focuses her practice on negotiating,in all phases of a dispute, from pre-litigation claim and risk analysismultifamily projects. Many of theindustries, including insurance, structuring, and closing complex real estate transactions,through resolution of the case at trial, arbitration, mediation, ormultifamily loans are sold to Fannieinvestment advisors, health care,Christopher D. Stallincluding multifamily and commercial properties. Sheappeal. He also advises clients on how to avoid litigation, whichMae and Freddie Mac and pooledmanufacturing, distribution, transportation, and professional represents institutional, bridge lenders, and life insuranceoften involves drafting and reviewing contracts and negotiatinginto securitization trusts. Tim alsoservice firms.lenders in all aspects of commercial real estate financingagreements and settlements. Jeff's engineering and projectworks with buyers and sellers in allTim and Chris will each continue practicing law on a full-time on a national scale, and also advises on the financing ofmanagement background gives him a perspective unusual amongphases of the purchase and sale ofTimothy L. Gustin basis in addition to handling their management responsibilities. multifamily housing projects and the sale of loans to secondaryconstruction lawyers. residential and commercial real estate and represents landlordsThey are joined on the board by co-directors, John P. Boyle, market investors such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.and tenants in negotiating and drafting commercial leases. Jana Aune Deach, Brian T. Grogan, and James J. Vedder. Congratulations to these new firm leaders.4 5#4"