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BEST LAWYERS recognizes REMO MARK GRUA!
Mark Grua has been selected by his peers to be included in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his high caliber of work in the practice of Real Estate Law. This is his 5th recognition! The inclusion in Best Lawyers requires a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more that 7.3 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Congratulations, once again, Mark!
Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman was elected to the Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council Board.
Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman has been elected to the Board of the Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council (“GLEPC”). GLEPC is a group of accountants, attorneys, financial planners, insurance agents, trust officers, and other advisors who are engaged in estate planning. The mission of GLEPC is to provide a forum for estate planners to meet, discuss, network, and educate each other on topics of interest in their respective fields.
We have a new Associate Attorney, Amanda J. Thompson!
Some of you may already know Amanda; she has been our dutiful Law Clerk for the past couple years. Amanda is from Fruitport, Michigan. She graduated from Hope College and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She studied law at Michigan State University College of Law and earned her Juris Doctor Degree and passed Michigan’s February 2016 Bar exam. She is married to James and has a dog named Leela, and two cats, Charlie and Oliver! Congratulations, Amanda!
Welcome our New Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Jenny Bingham!
Jenny Bingham is the newest member of our team! She is a graduate of East Lansing High School, attended Great Lakes Christian College and obtained her Paralegal degree at Lansing Community College. She has deep roots in the community. She and her husband, Dennis, live in Lansing. We were lucky to find her! Welcome Jenny!
Best of Luck to Tammy!
Our wonderful legal assistant, Tammy, is on to a new adventure and chapter in life! She and her husband, Tim, will be moving to South Carolina to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Her last day is this Friday. Be sure to wish her a fond farewell. You will be missed, Tammy! Thank you for your contribution to the Firm!
MEET OUR NEW ASSOCIATE, DAVID J. WILLIAMS!
We are very pleased to announce that attorney David J. Williams has joined our firm! David completed his undergraduate studies at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma, obtained his JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 2013. He and his wife Lindsey, a pediatric nurse, live in town with their 16 month old son, Ezra. For a more detailed bio click here: http://wedolawinlansing.com/profile/david/. Welcome, David!
HAPPY ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY!
Just a quick THANK YOU to Beth, Tammy, Diane and Spencer. . . . Thank you for all the little and big things you do for us every day. We appreciate you all so much! ~Mark, Tim, Carrie and Tom
Mark Grua appointed to Horizon Bank-Lansing Advisory Board!
Mark Grua has been appointed to serve as a member of the Horizon Bank-Lansing Advisory Board. Horizon Bank (formerly Summit) is a full-service commercial and retail community Bank offering real estate and consumer loans, and trust services, to its customers, with local offices in East Lansing and Okemos.
JONATHAN E. MAIRE REACHES A MILESTONE!
Congratulations Jon on 50 Years as a State Bar of Michigan Member!
The GTY Team has a NEW LAW CLERK!
We are happy to announce the newest addition to our team, Amanda J. Thompson! Originally from the small town of Fruitport, Michigan, a self-proclaimed "farm girl", Amanda has ventured to the "big" city of Lansing to start her career! She attended Hope College for her undergraduate studies, and obtained her Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law. Go State! We are very excited to work with Amanda and happy to have her as a part of our team!
GRUA, TUPPER & YOUNG, PLC is a supporter and Friend of Big Brothers Big Sisters!
Attorney Carrie S. Ihrig will attend the 2014 BIG Nite for Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region on behalf of the Firm! Funds raised at this event will provide continued support for current matches and give the opportunity for more boys and girls to have a Big Brother or Big Sister! For more information, check out our Facebook page.
REMO MARK GRUA Listed in the New Edition of BEST LAWYERS
Mark Grua has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice area of Real Estate Law. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers® is a significant honor. Congratulations, Mark!
SUPER LAWYERS Magazine Selects Thomas M. Tupper
Thomas M. Tupper was selected as a Super Lawyer for general personal injury defense law. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Congratulations to Tom for demonstrating excellence in your practice.
Timothy P. Young: The Best of the Best!
Congratulations to Tim Young! Tim won the Lansing City Community News' 2013 People's Choice Award for best Lawyer! Tim has been practicing law since 1982. He primarily works in the greater Lansing area, including Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawassee, and Jackson counties. His practice areas include family law, general civil litigation, estate planning, bankruptcy, and probate court matters. He was a founding Board Member of the Christian Conciliation Service of Central Michigan, and he is an active member of the Spirit of Christ Church of Haslett. Tim is also involved in various charitable and pro bono legal services organizations. Tim is an excellent lawyer, dedicated to his craft. Call Tim for your legal needs.
Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC helps a community bank keep a local business, in business!
With a team lead by Remo Mark Grua, including Thomas M. Tupper and Carrie S. Ihrig, a local community bank focused on service to and support of local businesses, was able to keep a small business afloat. The Michigan Court of Appeals issued an opinion on July 16, 2013 in which it affirmed the Ingham County Circuit Court’s decision to protect a senior secured lender’s right to enforce its security agreement by continuing to work with a small business borrower on a troubled loan, rather than putting them out of business. The Opinion provides guidance to senior secured lenders, junior creditors and their counsel, in work out and forbearance cases where assets are insufficient to satisfy the demands of creditors.
Probate, Estate Planning & Family Law Representation
Carrie Ihrig received her Certificates of Completion in the areas of Family Law and Probate and Estate Planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Family Law and Probate and Estate Planning Sections of the State Bar of Michigan.
Family and Domestic Consultation
Tim Young is available to provide practical and meaningful consultation on family and domestic matters. Call Beth to set up a time to meet with Tim.
Property Management Service
We provide effective Property Management Service and stand ready to assist in both commercial and residential landlord/tenant matters. Please contact Carrie to discuss your situation.