Southfield law firm Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller P.C. announced the addition of attorneys Earle I. Erman, Julie Beth Teicher, Craig E. Zucker, David H. Freedman, and David Eisenberg. Each of the first four is a shareholder in the firm’s Creditor Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Practice Group. Eisenberg is an associate in the firm’s Creditor Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Practice Group.
The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, the leading voice for Jewish human service organizations in the U.S., Canada and Israel, announced that Perry Ohren, CEO of Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit, will serve as the chair of its new board of directors.
Jeffrey W. Taub of Birmingham was named a 2018 Crain’s Detroit Business Newspaper Health Care Hero. Taub is the Division Chief of Oncology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the Ring Screw Texron Endowed Chair and Professor of Pediatrics at Wayne State University, where he conducts research in childhood leukemias.
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss,P.C., a leading Michigan business law firm, recently hired Michelle M. Younger as an associate in the firm’s Family Law Practice Group. Younger will focus on matters, including routine and complex divorces, custody, child support, paternity, property division, and post-judgment matters. She also serves as a board member of NEXTGen Detroit.
David R. Walt, formerly of Southfield, is a life scientist and University of Michigan alumnus. He is a professor of psychology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard’s Medical School. U-M welcomed him back to campus and presented him with the honorary degree Doctor of Science and he spoke at the commencement ceremony.
Fifth Third Bank is pleased to welcome back Jeff Tischler of West Bloomfield as senior vice president and credit risk executive. In this bank-wide role, he is responsible for leading credit for a number of business units including middle market, asset based lending and leveraged finance — among other specialized lines of business.
Jeffrey D. Forman, M.D., FACR, a nationally recognized radiation oncologist who spent 13 years at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, concluding in 2007, is returning to become medical director of development, effective immediately. He will focus on maintaining strong community and professional relationships, working closely with Chief Development Officer Katrina Studvent and her team as well as with Karmanos leadership to develop and execute major gift strategies and to enhance Karmanos’ charitable giving programs.
Avery Mendelson of Farmington Hills received his doctorate medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in May. He will do his residency in internal medicine at Providence Hospital Southfield. His parents are Susan and Coby Goutkovitch, and David and Wendy Mendelson. Great Lake State!
Isaac Mintz, a sophomore at Frankel Jewish Academy in West Bloomfield, is one of five students in Oakland County to receive a Youth Volunteer Leadership Award presented at the May Michigan Week Community Awards ceremony. He was chosen by his classmates to be one of their three representatives for student government. Mintz stands out for his ability to speak clearly and respectfully.
Grand Steel Productions Inc., a flat rolled steel service center and steel distributor in Wixom, announced a recent change in leadership. Michael Barnett has been appointed president and chief operating officer. Barnett has overseen the growth of Grand Steel Products, including the purchase of an operations building in 2008, purchase and installation of a slitting line in 2011 and office renovations and additions in 2014, among other purchases and acquisitions. He also assisted in the formation of Barnett Industrial Properties and Grand Steel Transport, where he is a partner.
Farbman Group, a full-service commercial real estate firm, announced that CEO Andy Farbman was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Executive of the Year – Real Estate category for its 16th Annual American Business Awards. He also earned a Bronze award in the Lifetime Achievement Award – Business Services Industries category, while the firm earned Bronze awards for Management Team of the Year – Business Products; and Company of the Year – Real Estate – Large.