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

President Obama Signs Federal Act To Protect Trade Secrets
Posted on May 23, 2016
On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) was signed into law by President Obama. DTSA, which amends 18 USC 1836, creates a new federal civil cause of action that will allow businesses to obtain damages and injunctive relief and to recover attorney’s fees for misappropriation of trade secrets. Prior to the enactment of DTSA, a company in Michigan could only seek protection of its trade secrets through Michigan’s Uniform Trade Secret Act (“MUTSA”). The federal counterpart to MUTSA applies if the misappropriated trade secret “is used in, or intended for use in, interstate or... MORE
GGTM Welcomes Real Estate and Business Lawyer J. Scott Timmer To Its Team
Posted on May 6, 2016
Scott Timmer has joined Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy (“GGTM”), adding strength to the firm’s growing legal team. Timmer is the seventh attorney to join GGTM, bringing with him more than 35 years’ experience in the practice of real estate and business law. Timmer is a recognized expert in the area of real estate, having published several articles and regularly speaking on a variety of real estate related topics. Timmer additionally serves as the co-chair of the Titles and Conveyancing Committee of the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Section and co-chair of the Section’s annual three-day summer conference,... MORE
WHO DETERMINES IRREPARABLE HARM IN CONTRACTS: THE PARTIES OR THE COURT?
Posted on March 21, 2016
Most contracts containing covenants not to compete or non-solicitation provisions also contain language within those provisions stating that any breach or threatened breach will result in “irreparable harm,” and that it may be difficult to determine or adequately compensate the non-breaching party through monetary damages. Contract drafters include this language because courts only award two types of remedies: (1) remedies at law – or monetary damages; and (2) equitable relief – or non-monetary damages. Enforcement of these types of provisions lends itself to equitable relief. In other words, if a person breaches a covenant not to compete by working... MORE
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