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Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for Highfields, Inc.

Highfields, Inc. is an amazing non-profit organization in our community that works to provide opportunities to children, youth and families to become more responsible for their own lives and to strengthen their relationships with others. Highfields helps to stabilize children and families in need, strengthen them with tools to overcome challenges, and empower them to take control of their lives. Highfields was founded in 1962 on the concept that people can change if they have the right opportunities combined with high expectations and positive adult interaction. Since then Highfields has grown from a small residential camp to a multi-purpose, human services organization that serves about 7,000 people each year. Congratulations, Carrie!

Posted Thu, Apr. 25, 2019 11:19 am

POSITION AVAILABLE - Administrative Assistant/Legal Secretary

POSITION AVAILABLE - Administrative Assistant/Legal Secretary and/or Paralegal Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC, a busy general practice law firm located in Lansing, is looking for a bright, energetic, and self-motivated individual to fill our full-time Administrative Assistant/Legal Secretary and/or Paralegal position. The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to preparation of legal correspondence and other documents, maintaining and organizing legal files, communicating and interacting with clients and court staff, and providing overall assistance to our attorneys working in the areas of real estate law, probate, estate planning, family law, landlord/tenant law, and corporate/business law. The ideal candidate works well within a team environment, is organized, has excellent proof reading skills, is willing to learn and take direction from others, has the ability to multitask, and handles stress well. Excellent computer and typing skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Office, are a must. Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC offers competitive salary, health insurance, and profit sharing. Qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to: Grua, Tupper, & Young, PLC, Attention: Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman, 2401 East Grand River Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912. The documents may also be faxed to (517) 487-8306 or e-mailed to carrie@wedolawinlansing.com.

Posted Mon, Nov. 26, 2018 7:49 pm

Welcome Attorney Brian M. Lum!

Grua, Tupper & Young would like to welcome our newest attorney, Brian M. Lum, to the team! Brian brings a wide array of experience in different areas of law but his primary focus is real estate, business organizations and transactions, and estate planning. Brian previously served as in-house counsel in both the banking and telecom industries and most recently ran his own solo law practice. Brian is a proud Lansing native, a graduate of Lansing Catholic High School, Northwood University and Cooley Law School. We are excited to have him! Call and arrange for a time to meet Brian; he would be happy to help you!

Posted Tue, Jul. 24, 2018 9:21 am


AMANDA MADE THE TOP FIVE! The second and FINAL round of voting in the 11th annual City Pulse/Fox 47 Top of the Town contest is now open and runs to May 29. City Pulse will announce the winners on June 20. Amanda is in the “Best Services” category, “Lawyer/Law Firm” subcategory! http://lansingcitypulse.wehaa-server4.com/survey-41-2018-top-of-the-town-final-5_.html There are eight main categories and 151 subcategories. You must vote in at least 15 subcategories to have your votes count. You may spread your 15 votes through multiple main categories. You can only submit one entry per email address.

Posted Thu, May. 17, 2018 11:46 am


Don't forget to tune in and watch Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman Co-Host the Capitol View! The Capitol View airs every: Monday at 9 a.m. on WLAJ (Channel 53 (1053HD)) Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. on the CW (Channel 54 (1054HD)) Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on the CW (Channel 54 (1054HD)) Carrie is also featured in Capital Area Women's Life Style Magazine's May 2018 Edition. Issues are available at several local businesses! Don't forget to grab your issue. https://cawlm.com/capitol-view/

Posted Mon, May. 14, 2018 10:49 am

Congratulations, Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman!

Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman was appointed by the East Lansing City Council to the City of East Lansing Housing Commission! The Housing Commission advises the City Council on matters pertaining to housing within the city, including neighborhood environmental preservation and programs for housing production and conservation; reviews rental housing licenses and amendments to the housing code.

Posted Fri, May. 12, 2017 3:04 pm


Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC was selected as one of the "Best Law Firms" in the 7th Edition of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News and Best Lawyers!

Posted Thu, Sep. 8, 2016 10:28 am


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!

Posted Tue, Aug. 23, 2016 1:22 pm

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.

Posted Mon, Aug. 8, 2016 11:05 am

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!

Posted Mon, Aug. 8, 2016 9:55 am

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!

Posted Wed, Apr. 27, 2016 3:56 pm


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

Posted Wed, Apr. 22, 2015 1:53 pm

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.

Posted Fri, Jan. 9, 2015 10:16 am


Congratulations Jon on 50 Years as a State Bar of Michigan Member!

Posted Mon, Nov. 17, 2014 4:21 pm

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!

Posted Wed, Oct. 22, 2014 11:52 am

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.

Posted Wed, Oct. 15, 2014 2:18 pm

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!

Posted Wed, Aug. 20, 2014 12:26 pm

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.

Posted Tue, Aug. 27, 2013 2:00 pm

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.

Posted Thu, Jul. 25, 2013 9:43 am

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.

Posted Fri, Jul. 19, 2013 12:46 pm

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.

Posted Wed, Feb. 23, 2011 3:29 pm

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.

Posted Fri, Jan. 9, 2009 4:00 pm

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.

Posted Mon, Oct. 20, 2008 3:00 pm