We have been extensively involved in the practice of environmental law at the federal and state levels since the 1980s. Our client base includes clients who range in size from small family-owned businesses to large companies with multi-state environmental concerns. We have represented manufacturers, developers, transporters and land owners in the Muskegon area, throughout the state of Michigan, and nationally. We bring a depth and range of experience to our clients’ concerns that enable us to represent our clients on a far more efficient and cost-effective basis than would otherwise be possible.

We strive for practical, common sense solutions to environmental problems. We believe our clients’ interests are best served by negotiation with and education of agency personnel. However, we do not hesitate to object to and, if necessary, vigorously challenge arbitrary agency or citizen group positions that go beyond responsible regulation.

We believe in being proactive in resolving potential environmental issues and liabilities before they become significant obstacles for our clients. We regularly assist our clients in planning for and responding to the frequent changes in environmental laws and regulations. We are available to provide day-to-day advisory services to individual plants and corporate management and legal staffs with on-going environmental compliance matters.

We have experience in all areas of environmental law, and have assisted our clients in the following areas:

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GGTM Law Celebrates Its 5-Year Anniversary
Posted on April 18, 2017
Today marks a significant milestone for GGTM.  We opened the doors on April 18, 2012 and have been going strong ever since.  Thanks to all our loyal clients, families and supporters who have made the Firm a success!... MORE
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
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