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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. 

We regularly advise and guide clients on onboarding and using electronic cap table management platforms which can assist in managing cap tables and streamlining the issuance of securities and stock options. Jaffe is a law firm partner of Carta (a leading electronic cap table management platform) and we can work collaboratively with Carta to effectively onboard and manage your cap table and get the most out of the platform while ensuring legal compliance.  

Service Index

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

Representative Matters

  • Represented Swift Biosciences in its sale to Danaher subsidiary Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)
  • Represented Celsee, Inc. in its sale to Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. 
  • Represented Quantum Signal in its sale to Ford
  • Represented SPLT in its sale to BOSCH
  • Represented Compendia Bioscience, Inc. in its sale to Life Technologies Corporation
  • Represented HandyLab, Inc. and Accuri Cytometers, Inc. in their sale transactions to Becton, Dickinson and Company

Emerging & Growth Business

Emerging & Growth Business


November 30, 2021

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss Announces Winners of the 2021 Jaffe Transactional Law Competition at Wayne State University Law School

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 30, 2021 — The Jaffe Transactional Law Competition is an innovative draft-exchange and live-negotiation competition open to Wayne State University Law School students. The event was co-founded by Jaffe attorney and Wayne Law graduate Justin Hanna in 2014 under the tutelage and supervision of Professor Eric Zacks, who continues to oversee the ...

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November 9, 2021

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss Named to The Best Law Firms List for 2022

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 9, 2021 – Best Lawyers, the oldest and most highly respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide, has named Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss to the 2022 class of “Best Law Firms.” Jeffrey M. Weiss, Jaffe CEO, made the announcement. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based solely on peer review. ...

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August 25, 2021

Jaffe Attorneys Recognized as 2021 “Michigan Rising Stars”

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 25, 2021 – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., a full-service business law firm, announced today that 14 of the firm’s attorneys were recognized on the 2021 “Michigan Rising Stars” list by Super Lawyers®. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss made the announcement. “We are fortunate to routinely attract and retain young talent ...

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