Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss Supports The 2014 Michigan Corps Social Entrepreneurship Challenge
By: Identity Team
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 6, 2014– In partnership with the Michigan Corps, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and other local businesses and philanthropic partners, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss announced its co-sponsorship of the Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge during a press conference today held at Tech Town Detroit.
The Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge invites individuals and teams to submit plans for an emerging idea or existing venture with a sustainable solution to a clearly defined social problem in areas including, but not limited to, chronic unemployment, health and nutrition, the environment, urban revitalization and education. Participants will compete for more than $60,000 in prizes—including a tailored package of legal services from Jaffe, which will help ensure a solid legal and business foundation for the winner’s future success.
“We are honored to support the Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge,” said Jaffe CEO Bill Sider. “Our team is inspired by the ingenuity and innovative concepts that social entrepreneurs bring to our communities. We look forward to working closely with the winner to help amplify their success.
Jaffe Partner Jennifer Oertel will work closely with the winning team to help launch and grow the social venture. Ms. Oertel leads Jaffe’s Not-for-Profit Practice, counseling a wide variety of non-for-profit and charitable organizations throughout the nation, including family foundations, cultural institutions, and other educational, religious and social impact organizations. Uniquely positioned to address the multidimensional needs of tax exempt organizations, Ms. Oertel and the practice group counsel their clients in Federal tax exemption qualification and compliance, corporate formation, nonprofit corporate governance, joint ventures, fund investment management issues, program related investments, employment and compensation issues, and charitable solicitation registration.
To learn more and register for the competition, visit http://michigancorps.org/TheChallenge.
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(From Left) Jaffe attorney Kristin Goldbaum, Jaffe attorney Jennifer Oertel, Michigan Corps Executive Director Elizabeth Garlow, Michael Finney, President & CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Jaffe attorney Danny Soleimani
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.