News & Announcements Archive

Congratulation's Jacob B. Greendyk!

Posted Fri, Feb. 18, 2022 8:00 am

Jake has had a heck of a few months!  He was sworn in as an attorney in November of 2021, and was promoted in our firm from Law Clerk to Associate Attorney.  Then in January, he and his wife, Hannah, welcomed their beautiful daughter, Trina!  We are so happy for Jake and proud to have him as part of our GTY team!


Posted Thu, Sep. 16, 2021 8:00 am

TELPHONE SCAM!!  It has come to our attention that there is a person calling people claiming that a Macbook was purchased on Amazon and asking for personal information.  THIS IS A SCAM.  DO NOT GIVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OUT OVER THE PHONE TO ANYONE YOU DO NOT KNOW. REPORT ANY SUCH CALLS TO YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Welcome Attorney Elizabeth M. Wilbur!

Posted Thu, Feb. 04, 2021 8:00 am

Please help us welcome our newest attorney to the GTY Team, Elizabeth M. Wilbur!  Elizabeth earned her Juris Doctorate Degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from Michigan State University College of Law in 2017. She has been in private practice for three years, and has experience in many areas of the law including contract drafting and negotiation, estate planning, probate and trust administration, real estate transactions, general civil litigation and collections.  We are so excited to have Elizabeth bring her skills and expertise to our office.  Welcome, Elizabeth! 


Jacob B. Greekdyk is our new Law Clerk!

Posted Thu, Feb. 04, 2021 8:00 am

GTY has another amazing addition to our legal team, Jacob B. Greendyk!  Jake is currently in his final semester at Rutgers Law School and set to graduate May 2021. Originally from New Jersey, he has moved to Michigan, where his lovely wife, Hannah, is from.  He and Hannah live in Okemos with their dog, Bessie.  We are so excited to have Jake join us. Congratulations and welcome aboard, Jake!


Posted Wed, Jan. 06, 2021 8:00 am

AMAZING CAREER OPPORTUNITY! We are 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 has some experience as a legal assistant, 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.

Competitive pay and benefits! 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  Please also visit the job posting on Indeed! 

This is a great place to work and we are excited to find the newest member of our team! 

Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman Selected to Join the Joe D. Pentecost Foundation Board!

Posted Thu, Dec. 03, 2020 8:00 am

The Joe D. Pentecost Foundation is a private foundation established in 2002 to support and enrich the educational, social and economic life of the greater Lansing, Michigan area.  The Foundation awards grants to qualified nonprofit organizations whose purposes are focused on higher education, alcoholic and drug abuse programs, improvement of after-school learning opportunities, youth education on health issues, scholarships to accredited universities or colleges, and youth agencies.

Carrie is very excited for this opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful organization that helps effectuate positive changes for her community, and we are excited for her too! Congratulations, Carrie!


Thomas M. Tupper - 2020 Super Lawyer!

Posted Tue, Sep. 29, 2020 8:00 am

Congratulations, Thomas M. Tupper! Our very own Thomas M. Tupper was selected to Super Lawyers 2020. The designation means that he is a top-rated attorney as recognized by peers. He was selected to Super Lawyers for 2012 - 2013, and 2019.

Office Re-opening!

Posted Wed, Jun. 10, 2020 8:00 am

Clients and Friends,

We are excited to post that our office is in the beginning stages of re-opening!

Although some of our staff will continue to work remotely for now, and we will still offer and encourage meetings and conferences by phone or ZOOM conference, we will also be taking meetings in the office by appointment only. All in-person meetings must be pre-arranged via phone with your attorney or their assistant first. 

As always, we appreciate your support and cooperation during this transition.   

Your Friends at Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC

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

Posted Thu, Apr. 25, 2019 11:20 am

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!

Welcome Attorney Brian M. Lum!

Posted Tue, Jul. 24, 2018 9:25 am

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 Mon, May. 14, 2018 10:45 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.

Congratulations, Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman!

Posted Fri, May. 12, 2017 3:00 pm

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 Thu, Sep. 08, 2016 10:30 am

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 Tue, Aug. 23, 2016 1:20 pm

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.

Posted Mon, Aug. 08, 2016 11:00 am

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 Wed, Apr. 22, 2015 1:50 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

Mark Grua appointed to Horizon Bank-Lansing Advisory Board!

Posted Fri, Jan. 09, 2015 10:15 am

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 Mon, Nov. 17, 2014 4:20 pm

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

REMO MARK GRUA Listed in the New Edition of BEST LAWYERS

Posted Wed, Aug. 20, 2014 12:25 pm

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

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

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!

Posted Thu, Jul. 25, 2013 9:45 am

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!

Posted Fri, Jul. 19, 2013 12:45 pm

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

Posted Wed, Feb. 23, 2011 3:30 pm

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

Posted Fri, Jan. 09, 2009 4:00 pm

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

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

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.