SOUTHFIELD, Mich., September 3, 2010 – Shirley A. Kaigler, partner with Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., has been selected as a Michigan Lawyers Weekly Women in the Law 2010 honoree. Jaffe CEO Richard Zussman made the announcement.
A total of 20 honorees were selected by a Michigan Lawyers Weekly editorial panel based on certain criteria including their commitment to excellence in the practice of law, service as inspiring and accomplished leaders, mentoring other women, pro bono work and volunteerism.
Ms. Kaigler serves as group coordinator of the Firm’s estate planning, wealth planning and probate group. She earned her Bachelor’s degree with distinction from Wayne State University and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Kaigler also earned her LL.M. in taxation from Wayne State University Law School.
Ms. Kaigler has been consecutively listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007 and in Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine from 2006 to 2009. She currently serves as a member of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, the Wolverine Bar Association, an advisory board member for the Anti-Defamation League and the Council of Michigan Foundations.
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.
Among the Firm’s practice areas are appellate, aviation, corporate, criminal, e-commerce, electronic banking, employee benefits, environmental, estate planning, family law, financial services, immigration, insolvency & reorganization, insurance, intellectual property, information technology, litigation, labor, mergers & acquisitions, mortgage banking, property tax appeals, public finance, real estate, securities and tax law.