Michigan has the reputation as a leader in the area of Brownfield redevelopment.  In Michigan, Brownfields are properties that are contaminated, blighted, a historical resource or functionally obsolete.  In 2011, Michigan’s Brownfield program was significantly impacted as a result of actions taken by the legislature to eliminate Michigan’s Single Business Tax.  In late 2012, the Michigan legislature acted to extend, streamline, and enhance the Brownfield program by eliminating the sunset date of January 1, 2013, creating the new Brownfield Redevelopment Fund, and making other improvements.

We help our clients assess the liability issues associated with Brownfield properties, work with local Brownfield authorities, negotiate cleanup obligations, work with environmental consultants and engineering firms, and provide advice and guidance on funding.  We have successfully assisted commercial, residential and industrial developers in obtaining Brownfield redevelopment financial incentives: Brownfield redevelopment grants, waterfront grants, site reclamation grants, tax increment financing, single business tax credits and Brownfield revitalization loans.

Attorney to Contact:

Links of Interest:

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Brownfield website

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Brownfield website

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New MUSTA Legislation Enacted
Posted on October 27, 2017
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Scott Timmer Elected to Serve on Council
Posted on August 4, 2017
GGTM is proud to announce that our own J. Scott Timmer was elected by his peers to serve on the Council for the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan at the Section’s annual meeting on July 21, 2017.  The Council term is three years. Scott has been an active member of the Real Property Law Section for a number of years. Scott served as a co-chair for the Section’s Summer Conference for 2015 and 2016. Scott currently chairs the Section’s “Homeward Bound” seminars and acts as the coordinator for the Section’s Residential Transactions and Finance... MORE
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
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