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Emerging & Growth Business

When it comes to the formation, development, and growth of your business, there is nothing more important than having the right team by your side to guide you, counsel you, and support you through every challenge – both expected and unforeseen – from the moment your bright idea takes shape to the time it becomes a growing, thriving reality.

At Jaffe, we assist entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and growing businesses in all areas of formation, development and funding, intellectual property protection and commercialization, equity incentive alternatives, and complex business transactions. We evaluate the unique needs of a business and customize an engagement that meets those needs with a results-oriented approach. We consider ourselves long-term partners of and trusted advisors to businesses every day as they navigate the challenges and opportunities that arise as they grow and mature. 

Our clients are businesses in diverse, high technology sectors of many industries, such as bioinformatics, cloud computing, automotive technology, medical devices, and more. With these clients, we have made the complete journey from entity formation to successful growth to prosperous succession. Our approach is geared toward understanding your priorities and ensuring that we are not just meeting your needs at this moment, but anticipating challenges and risks that might be lurking in the future. All the while, we will equip you with what you need to deal with disruptions strategically and confidently with the least amount of interruption to your business operation.

Jaffe’s strength is in the depth and breadth of its experienced attorneys who provide everything that a business needs to plan, launch, grow, and succeed. Our cross-disciplinary team collaborates to provide creative solutions and substantial value in positioning you and your business for growth and success. We know that one size does not fit all, which is why we tailor our work to meet the specific needs of your emerging and growth business specifically. We will be with you for the short term, and for the long haul. 

Service Index

  • Entity Selection and Formation
  • Finance, Venture Capital, and Private Equity (Seed, Debt, Bridge and Growth Capital)
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Private and Public Offerings
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax Planning

Emerging & Growth Business

Emerging & Growth Business

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Emerging & Growth Business

Emerging & Growth Business

News & Representative Matters

May 10, 2019

Jaffe Sponsors VC University LIVE, Kruse Discusses Equity Incentives and Balakrishnan Moderates Breakout Session

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. will sponsor VC University LIVE (Midwest), part of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and the University of Berkeley’s VC University Program. VC University LIVE is an opportunity for entrepreneurs, angel investors, VC’s fund managers, and attorneys to sharpen their venture finance skills and connect with local ...

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April 26, 2019

Jaffe’s Sara Kruse Honored as a “Most Valuable Professional” by Corp! Magazine

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – In recognition of her dedication to her work in corporate and emerging & growth business law, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., Sara Kruse was named a Most Valuable Professional by Corp! Magazine. The award honors members of the community who are creating job opportunities, driving economic growth, nurturing community advancements or leading successful companies. ...

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January 24, 2019

Amee Smith Joins Jaffe’s Corporate Practice Group

SOUTHFIELD, MICH.- Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. – a leading Michigan business law firm, recently appointed Amee Smith as an associate in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Smith will concentrate her practice on general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, finance matters, and startup and emerging company matters, including entity formation and venture financing. Prior ...

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