Where do I start?

We use our decades of knowledge and experience to guide clients from all corners of West Michigan through the complexities of the legal system. You don’t need to know any specifics going in – we’ll make the process simple.

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Schedule a Consultation

Contact us today to meet with one of our attorneys. Our staff will ask a few basic questions and schedule you with an expert in your area of need.

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Discuss Your Story

Every client comes to us with a unique situation. We’ll take the time to fully understand your case before discussing how best to move forward.

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Reach Goals Together

Once we have a plan of action, we’ll do all the heavy lifting and strive for outcomes that best meet the needs of you and your interests.

Our Legal Services

Our attorneys and counselors at Reeder Plachta Murphy provide guidance for a wide range of legal matters, from business and estate planning to family law and tax resolution. If it affects you, your loved ones, your home or your livelihood, we will be happy to consult with you.

Our services do not stop at paperwork and legal proceedings. We care about our clients and work with a network of experts in finance, tax, insurance, banking, and other pertinent fields to achieve comprehensive results.

Business & Corporate Law

Estate Planning

Government Benefits

Elder Law

Family Law

Tax Resolution

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Elder Law

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The RPM Promise

The promise our practice has been built on is simple:

At Reeder Plachta Murphy P.C., we earn trust one client and one project at a time. We build relationships through our service, by achieving results, and by protecting your business and personal bottom line.

1. Building Client Relationships

You are not just a case. You have a story.

2. Achieving Results

We will do all we can to obtain the best outcome for you. Not us.

3. Protecting You

We will go above and beyond for your family and livelihood.

Bryan D. Reeder

Bryan attended Wabash College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008. Afterward, Bryan attended and graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2011.

Bryan proudly focuses his practice on representing business, estate planning, and real estate clients. He readily dedicates his time and effort with each and every client to provide value for their immediate needs, but also to look for solutions and recommendations that will serve the client in the future.


Brian J. Plachta has practiced law in Michigan since 1984. As a Grand Rapids native and a shareholder with Reeder, Plachta, & Murphy, Brian brings a wealth of legal and business experience to the community.

He specializes in Business & Corporate Law, Real Estate, Elder Law, Probate Estate & Trust Administration, and Estate Planning.


Miles J. Murphy III is a Grand Rapids native and graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A. in Economic) and University of Detroit School of Law.  Miles has practiced in Grand Rapids since 1986 and specializes in a variety of litigation and administrative law areas including Family Law, Personal Injury/Insurance, Veterans’ Law, Criminal and License Restoration, and General Civil Litigation.


Jeff Black is an Associate Attorney with Reeder Plachta Murphy, and his practice areas include Estate Planning, Probate Estate & Trust Administration, Business & Corporate Law, and Real Estate.

Jeff enjoys helping individuals navigate their way through the law and the legal system in a down-to-earth manner.

Richard A. Conklin

Rick Conklin is an Associate with Reeder, Plachta, and Murphy. He is a Grand Rapids, Michigan native and has been with the firm since the Fall of 2020. Rick is an Eagle Scout, and his hobbies include hiking, rock climbing, camping, aerial photography, and spending time with his family.

Michael Bradley

Mike’s practice focuses on serving business and corporate, real estate, and estate planning clients. Mike prides himself on taking the time to learn about your business or personal situation to provide you with the best solutions possible in order to protect your investments and help you achieve your goals.

Kari N. Thames

Kari joined RPM in 2005 after earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on accounting from Davenport University. She found her passion of advocating for clients that encounter various tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the State of Michigan, and has been doing that ever since. 

Timely Service and Clarity of Information

Over the past decade our companies have utilized the services of Reeder Plachta Murphy P.C.. They have provided a wide range of legal services and guided our companies through many complex transactions. Those services included the formation of several new companies, a complex purchase of an out-of-state business, the buyout of a retiring shareholder, estate planning for shareholders, and a complete review of our employment practices and employee handbook…”

I recommend them because of the people behind the name — they are good and honest people.

“A lot of larger law firms can make you feel you’re being taken advantage of, but you don’t feel that way with Reeder Plachta Murphy P.C. I recommend them because of the people behind the name—they are good and honest people.”

A Wonderful Attorney

“Reeder Plachta Murphy P.C. has been my legal counsel in personal and business matters. Brian Plachta walked me through the process to incorporate my small business and assisted our condo association in acquiring land for green-space.

…I trust Brian to help me make sure my children and parents receive the very best care, my LLC is legally sound, and my neighborhood business is in order and you can too!”

It’s nice to be represented by people of integrity!!

“Our 20+ year relationship with Brian Plachta and the law firm, Reeder Plachta Murphy P.C. has been excellent! From corporate governance to personal estate issues, Brian and his staff have provided efficient advice and legal assistance in a most pleasant manner! It’s nice to be represented by people of integrity!!”

Down to Earth and Professional

I wanted to commend attorney Brian Plachta for his help with my complicated legal matter. I consulted a different lawyer on recommendation before coming to Brian and that lawyer made me feel very uneasy about my situation. Brian made things very clear for me and I appreciated the time he took in explaining and sometimes re-explaining until I was contentedly “in the know” of what was going on. His legal advice and counseling towards my legal matter made me more comfortable that my situation would be effectively handled…”

Excellent, Courteous, Knowledgeable, and Professional

“My family was having a hard time with decisions coming up with my aging father. There were so many questions and I had no clue where to start. My friend recommended an attorney that she had used before and I gave him a call. They were extremely courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional… I would recommend Brian, or anyone at Reeder Plachta Murphy P.C. law firm, to represent them.”

What clients are saying

We have helped clients throughout West Michigan achieve their dreams and reach happier resolutions to problems. See their stories – and maybe soon submit your own!

Ready to begin?

We are happy to hear about your case or unique situation. Contact us to schedule a consultation with an attorney who specializes in your area of need.