EO Detroit Sponsor Spotlight - Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss has been trusted for many years to provide strategic legal advice to entrepreneurial businesses and business owners.  We are consistently recognized as one of the most respected firms that can help mid-sized businesses build value and grow.

A longstanding supporter of EO, Jaffe attorneys serve the day-to-day business and transaction legal needs of a variety of clients whether local to Michigan or located across the country ranging from development stage entrepreneurial businesses to mid-sized companies experiencing rapid growth.

Beyond the business needs of any client, we help clients facilitate wealth preservation and transfer.  Our estate planners work closely with you to offer a complete package that includes planning for marriage, divorce, retirement, disability and death.

We identify and provide creative solutions for our clients in light of the myriad factors affecting their businesses at any given time.  We advise clients in forming business entities, facilitating and executing sound growth and expansion opportunities, while developing and imple­menting their exit strategies. We are experienced in negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements of all types, including employment, distribution, manufacturing, licensing, buy-sell, lease and security offerings.  Jaffe also counsels clients on financing through loans, private equity and venture capital.  Often we make introductions to these various funding sources.

Our lawyers regularly advise on technology licensing, transfer and collaboration arrange­ments for clients across a wide array of industries.

Our sophisticated experience in mergers and acquisitions extends to both public and private com­panies supporting a wide variety of middle market transactions. We expertly negotiate and structure mergers, stock and asset purchases and divestitures (both tax-free and taxable), spin-offs recapitalizations and management and employee buyouts.

In conjunction with our highly specialized tax attorneys, our team develops creative strategies designed to maximize the economics of each transaction and navigate the complex issues that arise in virtually all transactions.

The attorneys at Jaffe are experienced in developing creative strategies designed to navigate the issues that arise in all phases of these transactions and maximize value for our clients. We are sensitive to the issues of family-owned businesses looking to partner with private equity investors to sell a minority or controlling interests in their businesses while protecting the value created by their entrepreneurship.

Our Team

Jaffe attorneys leverage their extensive experience and expertise to provide pragmatic yet innovative counsel that helps owners and management tackle business issues or opportunities to achieve their objectives.  We share our clients’ entrepreneurial passion and deliver responsive representation.

The Jaffe team is also accustomed to bringing their skills to bear on transactions involving private and public enterprises. For the past 3 years, transaction engagements with Jaffe clients were recognized by Crain’s annual M&A Awards.

In addition to providing timely advice and practical solutions to clients facing a wide variety of legal and business challenges, Jaffe attorneys provide general counsel advice for all types of businesses at all stages of business growth.  Our team of integrated attorneys works alongside business owners and their management team to help them understand and manage the legal issues that impact their business.

Members of the firm have lectured extensively across North America and have contributed articles to many professional and academic journals.

Our breadth of experience, highly specialized expertise in business, corporate and commercial law, and innovative approach allow us to expeditiously solve our clients’ legal challenges and add significant value to their business endeavors.

To discuss your business further and explore how Jaffe can help, please don’t hesitate to contact: