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
Labor & Employment/Jan 14, 2020

Employment Policy Disclaimer Ruled Adequate to Prevent Contract Formation

In Bodnar v St John Providence, Inc, 327 Mich App 203 (2019), the Michigan Court of Appeals addressed the enforcement of employment policies as contracts, finding that an appropriate disclaimer can prevent policies from becoming contracts. Bodnar was one of a group of nurses working at St. John Providence. St. John’s had written policies requiring ... Read More
Corporate & Business/Jan 6, 2020

Licensing Begins Under Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act

One of the most recent opportunities for business development in Michigan is the passage of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA), making Michigan the 10th state to legalize the recreational use of Marijuana. On November 1, 2019, Michigan began accepting license applications for recreational marijuana establishments. There are still a multitude of ... 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
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

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