August 27, 2020
Jaffe Attorney Amee Smith Named To Best Lawyer’ 2021 Class Of “Ones To Watch”
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 27, 2020 – Amee Smith, attorney at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., has been recognized as one of the “Ones to Watch” in the area of banking and finance law by Best Lawyers. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss made the announcement.
Recognition by Best Lawyers is based solely on peer review and is the gold standard for legal ranking worldwide. The “Ones to Watch” list is a compilation of attorneys who are earlier in their careers and have exemplified outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. Recipients typically have been in practice for 5-9 years.
Ms. Smith is an attorney in Jaffe’s emerging & growth business, mergers & acquisitions, and finance practice groups. She advises and counsels entrepreneurs and businesses throughout all stages of their lifecycle. Her focus areas include general corporate law, startup and emerging company matters, employee incentive plans, venture financing, and debt and equity financing.
Before building her reputation as an integral part of the Jaffe legal team, Ms. Smith served as an associate at Sidley Austin, LLP in Chicago where she represented corporate clients, finance companies and commercial and investment banks in connection with a wide variety of debt facilities.
Ms. Smith holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with high distinction from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. She obtained a J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, graduating magna cum laude and Order of the Coif.