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The growth of your business demands acute strategy and extensive expertise to ensure strength, stability, and success well into the future. Being able to secure the right financing, under the right terms, at the right time can make all the difference in the world. That’s why having the right team by your side throughout the entire process matters.

At Jaffe, our substantial and wide-ranging collective experience enables us to thoroughly and efficiently meet the financial services needs of our clients in all business sectors—financial institutions, financial services industry participants, and other related businesses throughout the United States. We also advise private equity funds, hedge funds, and insurance companies, as well as companies seeking debt financing from financial institutions. We have expertise in all facets of the financial services industry, from finance transactions to business planning, structure, and regulatory compliance.

We represent clients in a wide array of transactions including syndicated, multi-tiered and securitized credit facilities, warehouse lines of credit, floor plan financing, secured and unsecured credit facilities, asset-based financing, real estate and construction financing, equipment leasing transactions, tax driven lease arrangements, private equity transactions, senior and subordinated facilities, workout transactions, tax credit financing, credit enhancements, swaps, collars and hedging products, and refinancing.

For our clients in regulated financial services businesses, we also advise on matters of local, state, and federal tax and regulatory compliance, including licensing, interpretation and application of consumer finance laws, privacy, data security and breach laws, identity theft, and disclosure issues.

Jaffe is a full-service business law firm in every sense. Our Finance team works closely with our Insolvency & Reorganization, Litigation, Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, Litigation, Electronic Payments, Intellectual Property, and Environmental practice groups to anticipate and meet every potential client need. We consider ourselves long-term partners of and trusted advisors to businesses in navigating the challenges and opportunities that arise every day. 

Service Index

  • Acquisition financing
  • Aircraft and aviation
  • Asset-based lending
  • Banking regulations
  • Bank holding companies
  • Commercial lending
  • Consumer finance
  • Debtor-in-possession financing
  • Equipment financing and leasing
  • Factoring
  • Interest rate and currency swaps
  • Inventory/floor-plan financing
  • Leasing
  • Letters of credit and other credit enhancements
  • Leveraged leases
  • Mezzanine financing
  • Mortgage banking
  • Real estate loans
  • Restructure
  • Revolving credit and term loan facilities
  • Sale/leaseback transactions
  • Securitizations
  • Student Lending
  • Swap Agreements
  • Workouts



News & Representative Matters

June 13, 2019

Jaffe Names Schehr as Financial Services Practice Group Leader

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – Alicia Schehr, partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss. P.C., a leading Michigan business law firm, was named practice group leader of the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey Weiss made the announcement. In her new role, Schehr will manage the firm’s professionals and resources with the goals of providing clients ...

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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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August 15, 2018

24 Jaffe Attorneys Named as 2019 Best Lawyers America

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss announced that 24 attorneys were recognized as 2019 Best Lawyers in America©, by the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. According to Best Lawyers©, the lists are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which ten of thousands ...

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April 4, 2018

Jaffe Attorneys Elected to NEXTGen Detroit Board of Directors

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. a leading Michigan business law firm, today announced that three of its attorneys were elected to the Jewish Federation’s NEXTGen Detroit board of directors. The selected attorneys are: Joshua Borson, associate and a member of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, was elected as a first-time board member. ...

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Representative Matters

  • Represented TCC Wireless in a recapitalization.
  • Represented national storage property owner in the $100,000,000 CMBS refinancing of 23 self-storage properties.