Curtis Rypma

After clerking for the Honorable William B. Murphy at the Michigan Court of Appeals following his graduation from Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D. 1990; Delta Theta Phi), Curtis began his law practice with our firm over 25 years ago and has been a partner for over 15 years. His areas of expertise include business acquisition and commercial and business law, estate planning, as well as civil litigation and collections. He also represents residential and commercial landlords.

Curtis is certified in the areas of probate and estate planning (Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan)

Curtis represents various small to medium size, closely held companies in their business transactions, and has enjoyed long lasting, solid relationships over the years with a large diversity of clients.

He has a broad transactional practice that includes corporate and business entity formation and advice, business contracts and transactions, business purchases and sales, succession planning, and commercial real estate matters.  He also enjoys doing presentations at the Small Business Development Center of Michigan.

Curtis has expertise in construction lien and collection cases.  His keen ability to resolve disputes in a quick and cost efficient manner seems to keep debtors paying one (legal) way or the other.

A lifelong resident of the Grand Rapids area, Curtis received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin College. While in law school, he served as the Executive Editor of Student Writing for the Valparaiso University Law Review and he currently serves on the Planning Commission for the Township of Tallmadge.  Curtis and his wife Kim have three children (all in college).  He loves boating, family events and sports (especially baseball).