News & Announcements Archive

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

Grua, Tupper & Young Client Billing Questions

Posted Tue, Apr. 07, 2020 8:00 am

As many of you know, we closed our Lansing office to the public several weeks ago to promote the health, safety, and well being of our employees, clients, and the general public.  All of our attorneys and staff are working comfortably from home and are able to serve our Clients during this unprecedented time.  

If you need to reach us, you may call the office and leave a voice message and you will receive a return call.  We can also be reached by email or through our website "Contact" feature.

Also, we have had several inquiries about how to pay your bill.  Although we previously sent some of you a paper bill, we are now attempting to send all of our bills electronically through email.  Your bill will be sent to your email address of record.  You can pay your bill through a link found in the email.  You are also free to mail your payment as usual.  If you have any questions about billing or need a paper bill please contact Beth Scott at, or call and leave her a voicemail message and she will get back to you.  She can also assist you with making a payment over the phone.

Stay home, stay safe, if you can, and join us in praying for those who cannot during this time.  

Office Closure

Posted Fri, Mar. 20, 2020 8:00 am

Clients and Friends,

We find ourselves in a time of great change and new challenges. At Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC the health and safety of our staff, clients, families, friends and community is of utmost importance.

As our staff is fully equipped to conduct business remotely, we will be closing our office to the public as of today until further notice. Our attorneys and support staff will be working from home during regular business hours.  We will be conducting all meetings and conferences by phone. Any in-person meetings will be pre-arranged via phone with your attorney first.  We will also be monitoring and responding to email and voicemail. To speak with your attorney please email them directly or leave them a voicemail and they will respond to you as quickly as possible. 

If you are not a current client of the firm but you are in need of an attorney please call us at 517-487-8300 and leave a message for Beth or Sarah.  They will make sure you are connected with the attorney that best fits your needs. You may also reach out to us on our website via

We appreciate your support and cooperation during this unprecedented time.  We all need to do our part to help slow the spread of this virus and protect one another.  We are praying for the safety and good health for us all. Please join us, and remember this too shall pass. God bless you all.  

Your Friends at Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC

Covid-19 and Legal Help

Posted Fri, Mar. 20, 2020 8:00 am

If you or your business are experiencing legal issues related to the spread of Covid-19 and you need legal counsel, contact our experienced attorneys at GRUA, TUPPER & YOUNG, PLC.  We are here to help protect you and your business through this unprecedented time.

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.