Innovative legal expertise for innovative people.
Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy is a boutique law firm concentrating its practice on the representation of businesses, business owners and entrepreneurs.
Rapid, relevant assistance without breaking the budget.
At Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy, we combine our expertise with the most efficient technology, systems and staffing models to deliver timely and quality legal services at an affordable price.
A perfect match.
Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy covers all facets of the law, with each attorney offering a unique perspective along with broad experience.

At Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy, we do things a little differently.

Our members have varied backgrounds and specialties, but share a common vision for the practice of law. We believe that the traditional law firm model is broken. Today’s modern law firm must deliver rapid, relevant assistance without breaking the budget. That is why we borrowed from the manufacturing “lean” model and established our firm with a commitment to deliver outstanding legal service with reduced cost at the provider level. Our rates are, on average, much lower than the rates of our counterparts in larger law firms. And in light of our cost structure, we can be creative with our billing models.

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Michigan Changes “Liquid Industrial Waste” to “Liquid Industrial By-Products”, Eliminates Site ID and Manifesting Requirements
Posted on February 1, 2016
In December of 2015, the Michigan legislature passed Senate Bill 400, amending Part 121 (Liquid Industrial Wastes) of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), making the following significant changes: The title of Part 121 was changed to “Liquid Industrial By-Products” and all internal references throughout Part 121 were changed from “liquid industrial waste” (LIW) to “liquid industrial by-products” (LIB). The requirement for a LIB generator to obtain a Site Identification Number when LIBs are to be transported off-site was eliminated. The requirement for a LIB generator to use a Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest for off-site transportation of... MORE
MUSTA Extends UST Cleanup Fund Deductible Buy-down Deadline for 2016
Posted on January 21, 2016
At MUSTA’s January 19, 2016 meeting in Lansing, a decision was made to extend the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Cleanup Fund deductible buy-down deadline from January 31, 2016 to March 31, 2016. Part 215 of Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), Section 21510a(b) allows an eligible UST owner or operator with fewer than eight refined petroleum USTs to buy-down the $50,000 deductible to $15,000 per claim by submitting a properly completed application and an annual fee of $500 per tank. According to the information provided at MUSTA’s January 19 meeting, fewer than 25 entities have submitted the... MORE
Groundwater Discharge Permit Fees Reduced For Laundromats and Car Washes
Posted on January 12, 2016
Several business categories, such as coin-operated laundromats and public car washes, are the beneficiaries of new legislation that will reduce the annual groundwater discharge permit fees for the next few years. On December 31, 2015, Governor Snyder approved Senate Bill 552, which amends Part 31 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA). The primary changes are as follows: A new subcategory of Group 2 facilities (titled “Group 2a”), has been created. The annual permit fee for Group 2a facilities is $250 (instead of $1,500), provided one or more of the following conditions are satisfied: The facility’s discharge... MORE
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