Keith L. McEvoy
(231) 747-7160 Ext. 107
keith@ggtmlaw.com

Education

Suffolk Law School, J.D. 1992

University of Michigan, Masters of Science in Kinesiology 1985

University of Michigan, B.B.A. 1982

Memberships

State Bar of Michigan

Muskegon County Bar Association

Muskegon Sports Council – Board of Directors

Keith specializes in the areas of business law, real estate, liquor licensing, and agriculture.

Experience

After graduating from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Keith relocated to Boston, Massachusetts, where for seven years, he owned and operated a corporate fitness and cardiac rehabilitation business.  He experienced first hand many of the challenges that face business owners on a daily basis.  Through this, he gained a strong appreciation for the entrepreneurial spirit that drives business owners.  Keith uses the perspective he gained as a small business owner to offer clients sound, practical legal and business advice.

Keith concentrates his practice in the purchase and sale of businesses and real estate.  He provides small and mid-sized companies with legal counsel on areas ranging from contract and lease negotiations, employee matters, compliance issues, and general business matters.  He has developed a specialty in the burgeoning craft brewery industry and in liquor licensing matters, including the issuance, transfer and maintenance of liquor licenses.

Sample Projects

  • Facilitated the purchase and sale of more than twenty-five convenience stores, bars, and restaurants, including all applicable liquor, lottery and related licenses.
  • Corporate Counsel for restaurant franchisor with franchises located nationwide.
  • Corporate counsel for large-scale growers and food production operations located in West Michigan and in East Michigan.
  • Assisted corporate telecommunications client in securing multi-million dollar federal grant to finance the construction of a broadband infrastructure project to serve rural communities.

Education

Suffolk Law School, J.D. 1992

University of Michigan, Masters of Science in Kinesiology 1985

University of Michigan, B.B.A. 1982

Memberships

State Bar of Michigan

Muskegon County Bar Association

Muskegon Sports Council – Board of Directors

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Posted on January 3, 2017
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