We help clients solve (and often avoid) environmental liability problems by providing assistance and advice with regulatory compliance and permitting issues. We work closely with our clients to evaluate their ongoing compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. We evaluate the effectiveness of our clients’ audit and operational programs, and can develop environmental risk management training programs and policy manuals for our clients’ use.

Compliance with Land and Water Management Regulations

Located near the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, we have a wealth of experience in compliance and land development issues that arise as a result of the critical dunes program, wetlands protection requirements, and soil erosion and sedimentation control issues. We help clients resolve water resource problems, including those related to water discharge permitting and compliance with applicable regulations.

We also assist our clients in the development of and compliance with Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans and Pollution Incident Prevention Plans (PIPP).

Our recent experiences with our clients have demonstrated that regulatory agencies are increasingly focusing on the issue of Class V Injection Wells (such as septic systems, cesspools, dry wells, etc.) including motor vehicle waste disposal wells (drains that are present in vehicle repair shops which are not connected to a municipal sewer system).

If you have any questions about these programs or any other environmental regulations as they relate to your property, please contact us.

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Recent News

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
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
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