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.

Recent News

Update on the Progress of the Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority (MUSTA)
Posted on September 11, 2015
We have written several blogs on the passage of Public Act 416 of 2014, which called for the establishment of the MUSTA Board and the UST Cleanup Fund (effective on December 30, 2014) as a means to assist UST owners/operators in demonstrating financial responsibility and cleaning up releases from leaking USTs. Following Governor Snyder’s appointment of six individuals to the MUSTA Board in early June, the Board has been convening to develop bylaws, appoint an administrator, and establish policies and procedures for implementation of the UST Cleanup Fund. The MUSTA Board’s most recent meeting was on August 25, 2015... MORE
Gimme A ©! Court Of Appeals Rules Designs On Cheerleading Uniform Protected By Copyright
Posted on September 10, 2015
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the designs on cheerleading uniforms are entitled to copyright protection under federal law. The Court’s decision hinged on whether the design aspects such as colors, stripes, curves and diagonals, were separate from the utilitarian aspects of a cheerleading uniform, i.e. the uniforms’ ability to cover the body, wick away moisture and allow cheerleaders to jump, kick and flip. The lower court had found that the designs could not be separated, physically or conceptually, because to do so would erase an observer’s ability to identify the wearer as a cheerleader. The... MORE
DEQ Launches MiWaters — New Online Water Resources Permitting and Information System
Posted on August 31, 2015
MiWaters (pronounced “My Waters”) is a new web-based information system recently rolled out by the DEQ’s Water Resources Division (WRD), designed to manage all of the WRD’s compliance and permitting activities in the groundwater, NPDES, aquatic nuisance, Part 41 wastewater construction, and water resource permit programs. The MiWaters site can also be utilized by the public to gain information on WRD’s permitting program, keep up with public notices, hearings, and other related events, as well as access documents related to permit applications submitted under one of the WRD programs. The site can also be used to report spills, pollution... MORE
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