Mr. TerBeek handles business law, both as a counselor and advisor to businesses and through the handling of commercial and business litigation. In addition, Mr. TerBeek devotes a substantial portion of his practice to estate planning, helping individuals, couples, and families to create comprehensive estate plans, providing effective and efficient solutions for simple or complex situations. He is also a shareholder and a member of the board of directors of Wheeler Upham, P.C.
As a business attorney, Mr. TerBeek serves as a general business counselor to local, regional, and national companies. He routinely assists clients with all aspects of business start-ups, 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 for construction contracts, the negotiation of supplier contracts, and employment contracts. Mr. TerBeek also advises non-profit organizations, including guiding them through the application process for recognition by the IRS as public charities to obtain non-profit status. In addition, he represents the interests of his clients before municipal bodies such as taxing authorities, planning commissions, zoning boards, and other local agencies.
In the courtroom, Mr. TerBeek works closely with clients to identify their unique goals in litigation, recognizing or crafting optimal strategies and creative solutions for each dispute. He handles issues related to corporate governance, breach of contract, collections, 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.
Mr. TerBeek works to make the estate planning process manageable and understandable for every client. He 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.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. TerBeek was a high school teacher. He is active in his church and has served in various capacities for his alma mater, Calvin University.