SOUTHFIELD, Mich., August 06, 2013 – Southfield, Mich.-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. announced today that Peter M. Falkenstein will serve a three-year term in the State Bar of Michigan’s Representative Assembly. Jaffe CEO Bill Sider made the announcement.
Mr. Falkenstein will represent the 22nd Circuit for Washtenaw County in the policy-making body of the State Bar. An active member of the organization, Mr. Falkenstein currently serves on the State Bar’s Character and Fitness Committee (District G). In addition to his involvement with the State Bar, he also recently served as President of the Washtenaw County Bar Association; and he is a plenary member of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Professionalism Advisory Committee.
A partner in the firm’s Ann Arbor, Mich. office, Mr. Falkenstein is a member of the Intellectual Property & Information Technology, Litigation, and Emerging & Growth Business practice groups. His practice focuses on trademark and copyright litigation, licensing and registration, e-commerce, cyber law and general commercial litigation. Prior to joining Jaffe, he served as a full-time faculty member at Hofstra University School of Law where he taught sports law, appellate practice, and litigation skills. Recognized in the legal industry for his leadership and talent, Mr. Falkenstein has received seven consecutive Michigan Super Lawyer Awards for intellectual property law, as well as a DBusiness Top Lawyer award in 2013.
An alumnus of the University of Michigan, Mr. Falkenstein continued his education at the University of Michigan Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude with his juris doctorate.
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, Philadelphia and Naples 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, franchise law, 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.