In recent years, the agricultural sector of Michigan’s economy has become increasingly significant – particularly in connection with food production operations.  Our attorneys represent agricultural clients located not only in the Muskegon area, but throughout all of Michigan and in other states. Our clients range in size from modest to multi-million dollar operations.  In addition to being growers, some of these clients own and conduct food production operations on their properties.  The agricultural sector of our economy operates in a heavily regulated and frequently changing environment.  It is imperative that we keep our clients up-to-date on new or pending legislation that will impact their operations.  We have established relationships with state representatives and we regularly monitor proposed and pending legislation so we can proactively inform our clients and permit them to react accordingly.

In addition to assisting in the purchase and sale of farming operations and the purchase, sale or lease of vacant land, we offer our clients general legal services in connection with their daily farming operations, and which are common to all business owners.

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GGTM Welcomes Litigator Daniel R. Olson To Its Team
Posted on March 2, 2017
Daniel R. Olson has joined Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy (“GGTM”), adding strength and experience to the firm’s growing legal team. Dan brings the number of attorneys now practicing at GGTM to seven and also brings with him 15 years’ experience as a general litigator, having handled cases from the local district court to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dan’s unique background and experience are valuable assets to GGTM and its clients. After graduating summa cum laude from Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, in 2002, Dan spent two years as a clerk for Justice Stephen J. Markman (now... MORE
Michigan Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund Amended – Elimination of Buy-Downs for Small UST Owners and Retroactive Reduction in Deductibles
Posted on January 3, 2017
2016 closed out with some good news for underground storage tank (UST) owners in Michigan. On December 21, 2016, Governor Snyder signed House Bill 5599 into law (PA 380 of 2016), amending UST corrective action funding provisions of Part 215 of Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), 1994 PA 451, as amended. The most significant impact of this amendment is two-fold: the lowering of deductibles (from $50,000 to $10,000 per claim for owners/operators of eight or more USTs, and from $50,000 to $2,000 per claim for UST owners/operators of seven or fewer USTs). Further, these lower deductible... MORE
Happy Holidays!
Posted on December 22, 2016
GGTM Law is spreading joy this holiday season with the help of the Mona Shores Choir. Please enjoy viewing our Christmas card while listening to this beautiful arrangement of a Christmas classic sung by the Mona Shores Choir. Wishing each of you Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year!... MORE
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