Michelle founded G & G Law after discovering that small business owners were being underserved by the legal market, a struggle she experienced as one of the founders of Next Step Test Preparation, LLC in 2009. At the time of its founding, Next Step was too small of a fish for a large firm to give much attention, if they would even consider taking on such a small client. And it was difficult to find an attorney who could provide efficient, practical services for a reasonable fee.
Since its founding in 2011, G & G Law has provided transactional legal services for its small business clients. We are committed to helping our clients develop effective, practical solutions to protect their businesses while decreasing legal risks, allowing them to focus on growth. The services we provide for our clients include: outside general counsel, formation, intellectual property and trademarks, employment law, master services agreements, and buying and selling businesses.
Michelle grew up in Muskegon, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University. While at MSU, she was a member of the Honors College and attended James Madison College, a renowned residential public policy program. Rigth after graduation, she came to Chicago and taught seventh grade at an underprivileged school on the west side. She graduated, cum laude, from Chicago-Kent College of Law. While there, she received CALI awards for the highest grades in First Amendment Law and Labor Law.
Prior to opening G & G Law, Michelle gained invaluable legal experience as a legal intern for Michigan Supreme Court Justice, Justice Weaver (now retired), and practical experience as a paralegal and law clerk in mid-sized law firms in Chicago.
Michelle lives in the Ravenswood Manor community with her husband, John, and two young children, Quincy and Theodore (Bear). When not working hard for her clients, you can often find her chasing after Quincy and Bear at the neighborhood parks or, more rarely these days, enjoying dinner with her husband or friends at one of Chicago’s many fantastic restaurants. Michelle also enjoys settling in with a good book and a glass of wine, traveling, and escaping the city to Michigan to watch sunsets on the “better” side of the lake.