Mr. TerBeek is a shareholder of the firm who advises clients in a wide variety of general business practice, including business formation, purchase and sale transactions, contract formation, employee issues, leases, and real estate purchases. He is also an experienced commercial litigator, handling all aspects of simple and complex litigation cases from the service of notice through trial and beyond. Additionally, Mr. TerBeek has an extensive estate planning practice, providing effective and efficient solutions for simple or complex situations.
As a business lawyer, Mr. TerBeek serves as attorney and general business counselor to local, regional, and national companies. He routinely assists clients with all aspects of business start-up; from the formation of an LLC or corporation, initial investment and financing, and drafting of a lease or real estate purchase agreement to the creation of standard terms and conditions, the negotiation of supplier contracts, and employment contracts. He also represents the interests of his clients before municipal bodies such as taxing authorities, planning commissions, zoning boards, and other local agencies. Further, Mr. TerBeek advises non-profit organizations, including guiding them through the application process for recognition by the IRS as public charities to obtain non-profit status.
Mr. TerBeek also handles commercial and real estate litigation for businesses and individuals, including issues related to corporate governance, breach of contract, collection issues, easements and land rights, and transactional disputes. He has tried both jury and bench trials in Michigan district courts and circuit courts and has argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals. He works closely with clients to recognize their unique goals in litigation, identifying optimal strategies and crafting creative solutions to each dispute.
Mr. TerBeek is committed to providing clients with comprehensive and affordable estate planning, including the preparation of wills, the creation of trusts, powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, special needs trusts, and other documents. He works to make the estate planning process manageable and understandable for every client.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. TerBeek taught history and English for two years at Grand Rapids Central High School. He is an active member of Calvin Christian Reformed Church, having served at various times as Treasurer, Chair of Deacons, and a member of the Executive Committee, as well as teaching Sunday school and in the Neighbor’s Night program. He has also been active in the Calvin College Alumni Association Grand Rapids Chapter, serving for two years as Chairman of the Calvin Spring Classic 5K race Committee. He is currently President of the Board of Trustees at AnchorPoint Christian School in Wyoming.