EXCELLENCE. INNOVATION. INTEGRITY.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
MILES J. MURPHY III
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.
JEFFREY M. BLACK
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.
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.”
Very Professional and Friendly
“We were referred to Bryan Reeder from our long-time insurance agent. We needed to update our wills, set up a trust, and help with another financial matter requiring legal advice. Excellent service and timing. RPM is very professional and yet friendly.”
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.”
I want you to know he was very professional and courteous.
“Rick is a very kind young man who cares deeply about other people. The quality of his work was above grade, and he treated me like family. I would gladly return to him if I ever needed his services again.”
Wonderful to Work With
“Jeffrey Black was very knowledgeable and always available. He was very responsive to any questions our family had. He was a class act helping with my grandmother’s estate. He made you feel very confident and comfortable in the courtroom. If you’re looking for a very professional law firm I would highly recommend them. They are a very good choice. Thanks for everything, Jeff.“
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!
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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.