General News/Apr 8, 2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Provides Support for Businesses

On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) into law. This extensive act provides much needed assistance to those struggling due to the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19 shutdowns. There are numerous provisions that both businesses and individuals should be aware of to fully benefit from the ... Read More
General News/Mar 26, 2020

“Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order Closes Certain Michigan Businesses

On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer announced executive order 2020-21 (the “Order”) which temporarily closes certain businesses in Michigan. The Order is scheduled to lapse at midnight on April 13, 2020. What business activities are not prohibited by the Order? The Order generally prohibits all in-person business activity but exempts certain critical infrastructure workers. “Critical ... Read More
General News/Mar 26, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Becomes Law

On March 18, 2020 President Trump signed an updated version of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) passed by the Senate. The FFCRA’s main effects on businesses are likely to come from two parts: the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA). When do the Families ... Read More
General News/Feb 28, 2020

Revisiting Michigan’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act

While the Michigan legislature is sitting on a bill which would ban covenants not to compete, for the time being Michigan’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“MUTSA”) is alive and well. MUTS provides a statutory basis for protection of trade secrets. What constitutes a “trade secret” is very fact specific and a trial court is required ... Read More
Estate Planning/Probate/Jan 29, 2020

Seven Steps to Navigate a Loved One’s Death

Losing a family member, friend, or loved one can be traumatic.  When a loved one dies, you may be faced with the huge responsibility of closing out that person’s life.  At Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy (GGTM), our attorneys and staff understand the grief and pain that surrounds the death of a loved one, as ... Read More
General News/Dec 20, 2019

Jacob C. Barnard Joins Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy Law Firm

Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy (GGTM) is proud to introduce Jacob C. Barnard as the newest addition to the GGTM team. He joins veteran attorneys and founding members Eric Gielow, Brad Groom, Rachel Terpstra and Keith McEvoy, as well as Lindsay Canan, Nicolas Morano, Daniel Olson, and Scott Timmer. Barnard intends to concentrate his practice ... Read More
General News/Jul 10, 2019

Opportunity Zone Investments

KEY CONSIDERATIONS AND DILIGENCE ISSUES One of the hottest new investment options being sought out by investors is the Opportunity Zone program which was created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  The primary purpose of the Opportunity Zone program was to spur investment and economic revitalization in low-income communities throughout the country. Under ... Read More
Estate Planning/Probate/May 1, 2019

Lindsay N. Canan, Experienced Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney, Joins GGTM Law

Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy (“GGTM”) is pleased to welcome Lindsay N. Canan to its experienced attorney team.  Lindsay is a skilled elder law attorney, focusing on the areas of estate planning, probate, and long-term care planning. Lindsay also has extensive experience in the area of family law. A Michigan native, Lindsay was raised in ... Read More
General News/Mar 3, 2016

A Door of a Different Color: Appeals Court holds that condominium association is responsible for painting exterior door of condominium unit

When a condominium association appealed a circuit court order, claiming that a condominium unit owner – not the association – was responsible to repaint the owner’s front door, the Court of Appeals held that the alleged responsibility to repaint was a horse (or perhaps a door) of a different color. Mt Vernon Park Ass’n v ... Read More