JAFFE RAITT HEUER & WEISS PARTNER MARKO J. BELEJ RECOGNIZED BY SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE (Monday, October 27, 2008)

Marko J. Belej, a partner with Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of Michigan's Rising Stars for 2008.

Published annually since 1991, Super Lawyers magazine is a comprehensive and diverse listing of the top 5% of practicing attorneys in each state as selected by their peers. Spanning more than 60 distinct practice groups, the resource guide highlights attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars recognizes only 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state who are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less.

Mr. Belej is a member of the Firm's Tax Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of individual, partnership, corporate and international tax law.

He is a 1994 summa cum laude graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a 1997 cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he was the recipient of the Richard Katcher Senior Tax Prize.

Mr. Belej is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

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, and Ann Arbor 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, insolvency & reorganization, insurance, intellectual property, information technology, litigation, labor, mergers & acquisitions, mortgage banking, public finance, real estate, securities and tax law.