SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 20, 2013––Jay L. Welford, a partner at Southfield, Mich.-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., has been named the practice group coordinator for the Firm’s insolvency and reorganization group. Jaffe CEO Bill Sider made the announcement.
Mr. Welford has more than 30-years of experience in corporate representation and restructuring. His practice encompasses multiple industry sectors, including banking, construction, manufacturing, logistics, servicing and leasing. In addition to this new role, Mr. Welford is also co-practice group coordinator for the franchise law practice group with a specific expertise in developing franchise systems.
Throughout the years, Mr. Welford has received multiple legal honors and awards from Michigan Super Lawyer, Best Lawyers and DBusiness. He is an active member in multiple business and legal associations, including the American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Law League of America Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section and the International Franchise Association. Currently, Mr. Welford serves as president of the nonprofit organization ALS of Michigan. He received his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Wayne State University.
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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, 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.