Brie Conkright

Brie Conkright

Bookkeeper

Brie Conkright is the bookkeeper for the firm and works with the entire staff managing accounts receivable, accounts payable and preparing financial reports.  She has approximately 7 years of billing experience, with a background in medical billing, customer service and office coordination.

Brie is a lifelong resident of the Whitehall area.  She is currently attending Baker College.  When not in the office, she enjoys playing sports, doing volunteer work and spending time with her family.

(231) 747-7160 Ext. 105
accounting@ggtmlaw.com

Meghan Langlois

Legal Assistant

Meghan Langlois is a legal assistant working primarily in litigation and family law. Working closely with attorneys W. Brad Groom and Rachel L. Terpstra, she assists with the handling of litigation matters, divorce, custody and support cases.

Meghan is a lifelong resident of the Muskegon area. She attended Muskegon Community College, and has several years’ experience in the legal profession. When not in the office, Meghan enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Meghan is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Assists: W. Brad Groom and Rachel L. Terpstra
(231) 747-7160 Ext. 102
meghan@ggtmlaw.com

Jennifer Nygren

Legal Assistant

Jennifer Nygren is a legal assistant who works primarily in real estate, business transactions, estate planning and probate. Jennifer works closely with attorneys J. Scott Timmer and Sueann T. Mitchell and assists with the handling of real estate and business matters, wills, trusts and other estate planning documents, and probate and trust administration.

Jennifer is a Norton Shores resident. She is a graduate of Ferris State University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Jennifer has been a legal assistant for more than 32 years, working with attorneys at both large and small firms. When not in the office, Jennifer enjoys reading, baking and time with her family.

Jennifer is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Assists: J. Scott Timmer and Sueann T. Mitchell
(231) 747-7160 Ext. 114
jennifer@ggtmlaw.com
Lynn Reichert

Lynn Reichert

Environmental Paralegal

Lynn Reichert has worked with the firm’s environmental attorney, Eric Gielow, for 19 years.  She enjoys the challenge of each client’s project, the wide variety of environmental issues that the firm handles, and the problems that the team works hard to solve.

Prior to her work as Eric Gielow’s environmental paralegal, Lynn worked as an environmental consultant and vice president of a consulting firm in North Carolina where she provided a wide range of services such as: conducting environmental audits; developing and managing the company’s underground storage tank testing services; and developing and conducting environmental training seminars and courses both for the private sector as well as government agencies, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Prior to environmental consulting work, Lynn worked as a regulator in Southern California, serving as a Haz Mat Team first responder, conducting hazardous waste compliance inspections, conducting plan review for new underground storage tank installations, and overseeing the investigation and cleanup of releases of hazardous substances and petroleum products.

Lynn received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 1984 from Andrews University and her Master of Public Health degree in Environmental Health from Loma Linda University in 1986.

Assists: Eric Gielow
(231) 747-7160 Ext. 108
lynn@ggtmlaw.com
Liz Verburg

Liz Verburg

Legal Assistant

Liz Verburg is a legal assistant working primarily in business/environmental law. Working closely with attorneys Keith McEvoy and Eric Gielow, she assists with the set up of new business organizations, purchase and sale of businesses, Michigan liquor licensing matters, document preparation, application completion and various environmental due diligence and compliance projects.

Liz relocated to the Muskegon area in 2003 and is a graduate of Muskegon Community College, with two Associate in Applied Science degrees.  She has approximately 13 years of experience in the legal profession. When not in the office, Liz enjoys spending time with her family.

Liz is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

Assists: Keith McEvoy and Eric Gielow
(231) 747-7160 Ext. 101
liz@ggtmlaw.com

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Posted on January 3, 2017
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