Great Lakes Legal Group

Our mission is to provide clients throughout the Great Lakes state with the maximum client experience: the one-stop-shop.

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Our mission is to provide clients throughout the Great Lakes state with the maximum client experience: the one-stop-shop. As your trusted counsel, we strive to handle all of your matters in-house. We keep your interests first at all times.

We are a boutique legal and consulting firm specializing in probate and estate planning, business and commercial matters, government affairs, family law, criminal law and mediation. Our firm has assisted a multitude of individuals with personal legal matters. We have also counseled, developed and represented a multitude of business clients, including for-profit and non-profit.

With a range of offerings to choose from, we are sure you will be confident in choosing us to serve you. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again!

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About the Founders

What you need to know

Founded by Detroit-attorneys Jehan Crump-Gibson and Ayanna Alcendor, Great Lakes Legal Group operates with the belief that our clients' needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat clients and referrals.

About the Founders

What you need to know

Did you know?

She is a lifetime member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Jehan Crump-Gibson
Founder

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Ayanna Alcendor
Founder


Legal Services

Serving clients statewide

We handle a variety of matters concerning many areas of the law.  We try, whenever possible, to work cooperatively to develop creative solutions, resolve conflicts and preserve relationships.

Legal Services

Serving clients statewide

Specialized Legal and Consulting Firm

Welcome to the legal services for Great Lakes Legal Group! We offer a diverse array of legal services for our clients throughout the “Great Lakes State”. Counties we serve are Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Genesee, Livingston, Ingham, Saginaw, Kent, and beyond.

Civil Litigation: GLLG proudly represents clients in a variety of civil matters in all Michigan state courts and the federal court system. Our firm has successfully assisted clients in achieving their goals through substantial experience and skill in advocacy and strategy.

Business, Contracts & Commercial Transactions: GLLG regularly advises clients in a wide range of commercial transactions, including contract drafting and negotiating of all types.  We serve as general counsel to many clients, providing document preparation and counsel for a variety of commercial transactions.

Probate & Estate Planning: Estate planning is important for all individuals and their families. GLLG assists clients in the preparation of important estate planning documents such as wills, trusts and various powers of attorney. We are committed to developing close relationships with them to maintain client trust and confidence. In addition to assisting our clients with the implementation of their estate plan, we also assist with trusts and estates, probate administration, guardianship and conservatorship matters, and probate contests.

Government Affairs & Consulting: GLLG represents clients with government affairs and lobbying interests. We also provide consulting services to our clients, including research, advisement and enhanced strategy development.

Criminal Defense: Our lawyers are committed to vigorously protecting the rights of our clients. We handle cases in Federal and State Courts throughout the state of Michigan, including Juvenile proceedings. We work tirelessly to defend our clients and we are ready to work hard for you.

Family Law: Family law matters can be highly stressful. We understand the unique personal nature of these matters and pride ourselves in alleviating as much stress for our clients as possible. Each client gets individualized personal attention. We not only care about your matter- we care about you! Great Lakes Legal Group is prepared to meet your needs and expectations.

Tax Consultation & Planning: Our firm offers tax consultation and planning for individual and business clients, including, individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates. Aggressive tax planning is critical to minimizing your tax liabilities. We emphasize that our clients make tax-planning part of their overall business strategy and not just a year-end scramble. We offer practical proactive and innovative solutions to tax planning that put your business and personal needs first.

Mediation: While we do not shy away from zealously advocating for our clients in court, we understand that all matters should not be litigated. Some matters can and should be resolved through alternate dispute resolution.

These lists are by no means all-inclsuive, please feel free to inquire about your specific service need if you do not see it listed. If it is not a service we cover, we are more than happy to refer you to a qualified legal professional.

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Testimonials

Client Reviews

GLLG has worked tirelessly to make a positive difference in our clients' lives. Don't take our word for it- take a look at testimonials from clients that were thoughtful enough to share!

Testimonials

Client Reviews

Great Lakes Legal Group has worked tirelessly to make a positive difference in our clients’ lives. Don’t take our word for it- take a look at testimonials from clients that were thoughtful enough to share! Click here to view these testimonials directly in the Martindale-Hubbell Client Review Ratings database. Please feel free to check back for updates to our testimonials section!

Client Feedback

“Ms. Crump-Gibson was exceptionally knowledgeable and resourceful in the area of business formation. She was adept in identifying gaps in my business formation documentation and efficient in composing the needed language to fill those gaps. I felt more confident in my decisions following my consult with her and empowered to independently complete my remaining business formation tasks.” ~ a small business client

“I have used Ms. Crump Gibson’s services on more than one occasion. I found her dedication to excellence admirable. In addition, though her demeanor was professional, I felt comfortable with her assuring attitude. She was honest with me and did not make promises that could not be kept. She kept me abreast to the progress of work that she was handling for me in a timely manner. I am planning to use Ms. Crump Gibson’s services again in early 2015.” ~an estate planning client

“I have recommended her services on several occasions.” ~ a small business client

PLEASE NOTE: Testimonials published on this website do not constitute a warranty, guarantee or prediction regarding the outcome of any legal matter.

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Legal News

Recent news from GLLG

We hope the information contained in our Legal News section is helpful to you. If you have any questions concerning the content of this section or a particular issue that you may have, please call our Lathrup Village office at (248) 395-3699 or our Detroit location at (313) 752-0235.

Following the playbook..

Have you recently started a nonprofit? Have you been asked to sit on a board? Well, you need to be sure to “follow the playbook”!

Check out GLLG’s Tip of the week HERE !

Legal Resources

Educate yourself

Here you will find several links to help educate our visitors about Michigan state laws and to give access to public legal information.

Legal Resources

Educate yourself

Informational Legal Resources

Legislative Branch Resources

  • Michigan Legislature – Gateway to Michigan laws, bills, representative information and more
  • Public Acts – Public Acts legislative document search from 1997 to present
  • Bill Tracking – Search for bills from 2001 – present.

Executive Branch Resources

Judicial Branch Resources

Local Government Resources

Website Disclaimer

For all visitors

This site is designed for general, public information only and should not be construed to be formal legal advice or establishment of an attorney-client relationship.

Website Disclaimer

For all visitors

Website Disclaimer
This site is designed for general, public information only and should not be construed to be formal legal advice or establishment of an attorney-client relationship. Visitors of this website should not act upon the information provided without first seeking competent, formal legal advice.

Due to the possibility of frequent changes in the law, we do not warrant or guarantee the validity of the content of our site or on any other sites linked to our website. Great Lakes Legal Group is not liable to any party for any damages arising in any way out of the availability, use, or reliance of our website or any information provided by or through our website, or for any claim attributable to errors, omissions or other inaccuracies in any information provided by or through our website.

Contact

Where to find us

At Great Lakes Legal Group, we’re available to help you when you need us. Give us a call and let our legal team go to work for you.

Consultation by appointment only.

Contact

Where to find us

27350 Southfield Road, Suite A
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
(248) 395-3699
(888) 315-5793 FAX

2020 14th Street Ste 101
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 752-0235

Detroit Office

**Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through email. Communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm through this forum does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

Please read our Legal Disclaimer before sending us an email. Thank you.

Events

GLLG regularly hosts and participates in various seminars and panels throughout the region. Please be sure to check back for upcoming events of interest!

Events

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At Great Lakes Legal Group, we believe community education and professional development are of the utmost importance. To that end, we regularly host and participate in seminars and panels concerning various subject matters throughout the region. Contact us today if you are interested in having us present! Please be sure to check back regularly for announcements!!!

UpcomingEvents

SAVE THE DATE
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP!!

We will be partnering with renowned law firm Maxwell Dunn PLC to host a seminar and networking session for small business owners. We will cover business planning, operations, contracting, tax law and marketing- EVERYTHING a business owner must know. Stay tuned for more details!!!

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Take a look at some of our most recent events…

National Business Institute

NBI

NBI has been a leading, trusted provider of continuing legal education and training since 1983. The Institute hosted a seminar on June 17, 2016 in Southfield entitled “Tax Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish” and Attorney Crump-Gibson presented on Advising on Operational Issues. The feedback from participants was phenomenal! The seminar was a success.

Wayne Law Alumni Speaker Series: Policy Making

C&G Founder Attorney Jehan Crump-Gibson was one of four featured panelists at Wayne Law to discuss policy making. Watch the panel footage here!

Photos from the Event:

L-R Chris Bzdok, Former Mayor of Traverse City, Partner at Olson Bzdok & Howard; Moderator Randal Brown, Wayne County Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel; Sheila Cummings, Deputy Clerk/ Register of Deeds Oakland County, Former Democratic Legal Counsel, MI House of Representatives ; Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson; C&G's Jehan Crump-Gibson; and Michael Taylor, Mayor of Sterling Heights, Partner at Davis Burkey Savage Listman Taylor
L-R Chris Bzdok, Former Mayor of Traverse City, Partner at Olson Bzdok & Howard; Moderator Randal Brown, Wayne County Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel; Sheila Cummings, Deputy Clerk/ Register of Deeds Oakland County, Former Democratic Legal Counsel, MI House of Representatives ; Wayne Law Dean Jocelyn Benson; C&G’s Jehan Crump-Gibson; and Michael Taylor, Mayor of Sterling Heights, Partner at Davis Burkey Savage Listman Taylor
C&G's Attorney Crump-Gibson speaking on the panel. An awesome event!!
C&G’s Attorney Crump-Gibson speaking on the panel. An awesome event!!

The Top Ten

C&G partners with various organizations to present “The Top Ten”: the top ten facts that every business owner must know. In January, the City of Oak Park hosted the event. We had business owners from several industries attend a very engaging presentation!

The City of Oak Park hosted a very engaging event for area business owners
The City of Oak Park hosted a very engaging event for area business owners