Here’s To – September 2018

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Mazel tov to these Jews in the D for their various success stories: promotions, awards, volunteering, starting new positions and community accolades!

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C., business law firm, recently appointed Leslie Rosenberg as an associate in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. He will concentrate his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate matters. Rosenberg earned his juris doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, where he served as an assistant editor of the Wayne Law Review. He earned a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
Lipson Neilson Shareholder Sandra D. Glazier will present “Ethical Considerations in Representing Vulnerable Adults and Fraud within the Family” at the 44th Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute in October. An attorney for more than 34 years, Glazier is known for her expertise and successful track record in probate litigation, estate planning, trust and estate administration, and family law matters
Dr. Lee Hoffman of Farmington Hills, podiatrist and partner of NorthPointe Foot & Ankle in Berkley, is honored to be celebrating 40 years of serving patients in the Berkley area. He is board-certified in podiatric surgery and is on staff at some of the area’s leading hospital systems, including Beaumont Health, Detroit Medical Center, Ascension St. John, Sinai Grace and Oakland Regional Hospital.
The JDRF Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan Chapter, part of the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced a new leadership role for Craig Erlich of Bloomfield Hills, senior vice president and general manager of experience marketing firm George P. Johnson, who has joined the Chapter’s Board of Directors. He will chair the Board’s Corporate Development Committee.
Honoring her drive, determination and passion as an accomplished family law legal professional, Susan S. Lichterman, partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C., has been named a 2018 Women in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. For almost 30 years, Lichterman has dedicated her career to family law. She serves as chairperson and practice group coordinator of the firm’s Family Law Group, a department she personally created and has since led to growth and success. As a specialist in all aspects of family law, she also contributes as a member of the Jaffe’s Litigation Practice Group.
Jessica Sachs was named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Women in the Law class of 2018. Sachs is a Principal at Harness Dickey, where her practice focuses on trademark, unfair competition and copyright law.
Lowell Weiss, JD, CFP, first vice president, investments with Raymond James & Associates, member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, was recently named to the Forbes list of America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors, which recognizes advisers from national, regional and independent firms. Weiss, who manages more than $100 million in client assets, offers his clients comprehensive financial planning by focusing on client goals first.
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C., a business law firm, recently appointed Alexander Shiffman as an associate in the firm’s Tax, Real Estate and Corporate Practice Groups. He will concentrate his practice on advising clients in complex tax-driven transactions, with a focus on the areas of real estate and private equity investment. Shiffman earned his juris doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, where he wrote for the Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal. He also earned a master of laws degree in taxation from New York University School of Law and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Holli Targan, partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C., recently earned the 2018 Midwest Acquirers Association Industry Achievement Award, recognizing her significant contributions to the merchant bankcard and electronic payments industry. The award is given only to individuals worthy of “Hall of Fame” status. Targan is a member of the board of directors of Jaffe and is chairperson of Jaffe’s Electronic Payments Group. She specializes in payments system law, counseling banks and fintech, merchant acquiring, electronic fund transfer, payment facilitator and money transmitter businesses on contractual and compliance matters.
Farbman Group, a full-service commercial real estate firm, announced that Richard Komer, a property manager with the company, has transitioned into a new position as an associate broker. Komer will coordinate and supervise the purchase, sale or leasing of an array of Metro Detroit and regional properties with a focus on retail, office space and land deals. He is a member of the Building Industry Association of Southeast Michigan, where he once served as director and senior vice president, as well as a member of the Michigan Association of Home Builders, National Association of Home Builders and the State Bar of Michigan.
Alan M. Kanter, attorney at Vestevich, Mallender, DuBois & Dritsas P.C., has been recognized by his peers in the 25th edition of Best Lawyers in America as a Lawyer of the Year in the field of arbitration and a Best Lawyer in the fields of arbitration and mediation. Kanter also serves as a member of the State Bar ADR Section Council, a member of the ADR Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, a Fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a Fellow of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
Jewish Family Service is pleased to announce that Yuliya Gaydayenko, MA, LMSW, formerly senior director of older adult services, has been promoted to chief program officer, older adults. Gaydayenko is board president of the Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative, a consortium of local nonprofits serving Southeast Michigan seniors.
Robert Bick: Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett P.C. announced that several of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, including Robert Bick, Robert Labe and Richard Rattner. Bick is a partner whose law practice focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and business planning; Labe is a partner whose law practice focuses on estate planning, trusts and estates, tax and business law; Rattner is a partner whose law practice focuses on real estate, land use, and zoning and corporate law.
Robert Labe: Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett P.C. announced that several of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, including Robert Bick, Robert Labe and Richard Rattner. Bick is a partner whose law practice focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and business planning; Labe is a partner whose law practice focuses on estate planning, trusts and estates, tax and business law; Rattner is a partner whose law practice focuses on real estate, land use, and zoning and corporate law.
Richard Rattner: Williams, Williams, Rattner & Plunkett P.C. announced that several of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, including Robert Bick, Robert Labe and Richard Rattner. Bick is a partner whose law practice focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and business planning; Labe is a partner whose law practice focuses on estate planning, trusts and estates, tax and business law; Rattner is a partner whose law practice focuses on real estate, land use, and zoning and corporate law.
Heuer: Several Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C. attorneys received the Best Lawyers 2019 Lawyer of the Year award in their respective practice areas. Eli Maroko, Jeffrey G. Heuer, Mark L. Kowalsky and Richard A. Zussman were honored by the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession. Maroko is a partner and Practice Group Coordinator of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group, specializing in immigration and nationality law. Heuer, as a partner, specializes in complex business litigation involving corporate, partnership, trust, securities, real estate and construction issues. Kowalsky is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Securities and Privacy and Data Security Practice Groups, specializing in general civil litigation with concentrations in securities law, commercial disputes and franchise litigation. Zussman is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, specializing in commercial real estate and business planning.
Maroko: Several Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C. attorneys received the Best Lawyers 2019 Lawyer of the Year award in their respective practice areas. Eli Maroko, Jeffrey G. Heuer, Mark L. Kowalsky and Richard A. Zussman were honored by the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession. Maroko is a partner and Practice Group Coordinator of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group, specializing in immigration and nationality law. Heuer, as a partner, specializes in complex business litigation involving corporate, partnership, trust, securities, real estate and construction issues. Kowalsky is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Securities and Privacy and Data Security Practice Groups, specializing in general civil litigation with concentrations in securities law, commercial disputes and franchise litigation. Zussman is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, specializing in commercial real estate and business planning.
Kowalsky: Several Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C. attorneys received the Best Lawyers 2019 Lawyer of the Year award in their respective practice areas. Eli Maroko, Jeffrey G. Heuer, Mark L. Kowalsky and Richard A. Zussman were honored by the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession. Maroko is a partner and Practice Group Coordinator of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group, specializing in immigration and nationality law. Heuer, as a partner, specializes in complex business litigation involving corporate, partnership, trust, securities, real estate and construction issues. Kowalsky is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Securities and Privacy and Data Security Practice Groups, specializing in general civil litigation with concentrations in securities law, commercial disputes and franchise litigation. Zussman is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, specializing in commercial real estate and business planning.
Zussman: Several Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C. attorneys received the Best Lawyers 2019 Lawyer of the Year award in their respective practice areas. Eli Maroko, Jeffrey G. Heuer, Mark L. Kowalsky and Richard A. Zussman were honored by the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession. Maroko is a partner and Practice Group Coordinator of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group, specializing in immigration and nationality law. Heuer, as a partner, specializes in complex business litigation involving corporate, partnership, trust, securities, real estate and construction issues. Kowalsky is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Securities and Privacy and Data Security Practice Groups, specializing in general civil litigation with concentrations in securities law, commercial disputes and franchise litigation. Zussman is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, specializing in commercial real estate and business planning.

 

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