Corporate & Business/Dec 18, 2019

UCC Warranty Disclaimers and Remedy Limitations Apply to Non-parties and Have Critically Different Requirements

In Vanalstine v Land O’ Lakes Purina Feeds, LLC, 326 Mich App 641 (2018), the Michigan Court of Appeals considered the enforcement of a disclaimer of implied warranties clause in a contract, finding the disclaimers effective. Vanalstine operated a dairy farm in Eaton County, Michigan, and purchased feed for his cows from a retailer partially ... 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
Environmental/Apr 18, 2019

MDEQ Reorganizes and Changes Name to EGLE

As a result of Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order (EO) 2019-06, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is being reorganized and renamed as the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) effective April 22, 2019. This EO does more than merely changing the name of MDEQ: The Interagency Environmental Justice Response Team is ... Read More
Labor & Employment/Feb 21, 2019

Michigan’s Newly Minted “Paid Medical Leave Act”

Michigan citizens caused a statute to be adopted by an initiative petition known as the Earned Sick Time Act or 2018 PA 338. However, before it became effective Michigan’s House and Senate amended the act by adopting the Paid Medical Leave Act, which was approved by the Governor on December 13, 2018 and becomes effective ... Read More
Corporate & Business/Feb 18, 2019

Nicolas M. Morano, Accomplished Real Estate Attorney, Joins GGTM Law

Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy (“GGTM”) welcomes Nicolas M. Morano, who recently joined the growing ranks of experienced attorneys at GGTM. Nic has more than a decade of experience in counseling businesses and entrepreneurs in complex real estate and corporate matters. As a Mona Shores High School graduate, Nic is excited to transition his practice ... Read More
Environmental/Apr 2, 2018

Legacy Release Program Funding Completely Allocated

On March 16, 2018, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced that the $36 million in funding earmarked for the Legacy Release Program (LRP) barely 6 months ago (via the passage of Public Act 130 of 2017) has been completely allocated to approved or pending claim submittals. As a result, the MDEQ is not ... Read More
Environmental/Oct 27, 2017

New MUSTA Legislation Enacted

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 ... Read More
Firm News/Aug 4, 2017

Scott Timmer Elected to Serve on Council

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 ... Read More
Firm News/Apr 18, 2017

GGTM Law Celebrates Its 5-Year Anniversary

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!... Read More

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