SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 4, 2011 — Michigan-based Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, P.C. announced this week that it has opened an office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jaffe CEO Rick Zussman made the announcement.
“Our expansion into Philadelphia is a natural one for us,” says Zussman. “We have a large client in the market and see outstanding opportunities to leverage our great depth, experience and expertise for business headquartered on the East Coast.”
Leading the Philadelphia office will be Ingrid Welch. Ingrid recently joined Jaffe from Philadelphia-based CMS Companies, a private investment boutique, where she served as both principal and associate general counsel. She is experienced in private mergers and acquisitions, broker/dealer and investment adviser registration, regulation and compliance, fund formation, private placement offerings and investment company act exemptions. Ingrid also provides counsel in SEC and FINRA compliance audits of registered broker/dealers and investment advisers and Dodd-Frank Act compliance.
“With the addition of both our new location and Ingrid leading the office, we will be providing East Coast companies highly sophisticated, service oriented legal representation at lower rates than offered by other top law firms in the area,” says Zussman. “This will be extremely attractive to businesses looking to realize greater efficiencies without sacrificing their need for outstanding legal service.”
Jaffe will support the Philadelphia office with its more than 100 attorneys located in Southfield, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Naples and Jerusalem.
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.