SOUTHFIELD, Mich., October 14, 2010 – John P. Decker, partner with Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., was recently named a Crain’s Detroit Business “40 Under 40” honoree. Jaffe CEO Richard Zussman made the announcement.
Mr. Decker was selected from more than 300 nominees representing the best and brightest professionals of southeast Michigan. He considers his legal work on the substantial transition of the Detroit Zoo from the city of Detroit to the Detroit Zoological Society as his greatest accomplishment thus far.
As a member of the Firm’s corporate practice group, he specializes in formation, governance and operations, including financing, general contracts, and mergers and acquisitions. He earned his Bachelor’s degree with high distinction from the University of Michigan, his Master’s degree from the London Business School and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
Mr. Decker has been listed as a Michigan Rising Star consecutively since 2008 by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine and was previously a Fellow with the Michigan Political Leadership Program.
Currently in its 19th year, the Crain’s Detroit Business “40 Under 40” list recognizes a multitude of successful area professionals in industries ranging from technology, real estate, consulting and medical, among others.
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Michigan-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss is recognized throughout the nation as a relationship-based, highly qualified, full-service business law firm. With an outstanding reputation for providing sophisticated legal services and counsel to businesses of all sizes, family-owned enterprises, individuals and entrepreneurs, Jaffe has more than 100 attorneys in its Southfield, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Naples and Jerusalem offices.
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