Due to the closeness and complexities of the familial relationship, family-run businesses are susceptible to a specific set of problems that seldom affect other business entities. Starting, operating, and managing a successful family business requires careful planning with attention to every detail. Failure to properly plan risks more than just the success of the business. It risks the relationships between family members.

Our law firm is based locally, primarily consisting of Grand Haven and Muskegon attorneys who live in and around the area, and we understand the unique challenges that come with creating a successful family business in West Michigan. We also understand that you have more than just the success of your business at stake. We have practice helping clients grow their family businesses while maintaining their family relationships. With Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy, you’ll find Muskegon attorneys nearby who can help your family avoid the common pitfalls that come with creating and growing a strong and successful family business.