We help clients deal with the complex issues that arise in the remediation of contaminated sites, including hiring and supervision of environmental consultants, negotiation and resolution of cleanup obligations, notification requirements, permitting requirements, access agreements, restrictive covenants and institutional controls and negotiation with regulators regarding site closure requirements. We can also help negotiate cost cap insurance policies and agreements to manage our client’s financial risks. We work with environmental consultants, site remediation contractors, and regulators to address the cleanup process in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible.

The remediation of contaminated sites occurs under the direction and oversight of state (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality or MDEQ) or federal (Environmental Protection Agency or EPA) agencies, depending upon the nature and source of the contamination.  We have experience in assisting clients with site remediation under the following programs:

If you have any questions about these programs as they relate to your property, please give us a call.

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Recent News

New MUSTA Legislation Enacted
Posted on October 27, 2017
House Bill 4583 was recently signed into law by Governor Snyder.  This Bill creates the “Legacy Release Program”, establishes new options to demonstrate financial responsibility for cleanup fund deductibles, and provides for reimbursement of local units of government (LUG) for certain corrective action costs. The highlights of HB 4583 (now referred to as Public Act 134 of 2017) are outlined below: The Legacy Release Program is created and will be administered by the Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority (MUSTA). The intent is to provide a mechanism to aid in the completion of corrective actions and to close out “old”... MORE
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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