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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Business-driven litigation is the cornerstone of our wheelhouse, but not every dispute has to erupt into full-blown litigation. There are times when it makes sense to settle, and there are times when it makes sense to challenge.

At Jaffe, we follow a practical, client-centered approach. Litigation requires both financial costs and client time and we take both into consideration to provide the most efficient process that leads to your best solution while adhering to your budget. Our most successful clients call us at the start of a dispute to ensure it is addressed quickly — and many times that is without litigation. However, we are at the ready to intercede at any point in the conflict to reach a favorable outcome. If litigation proceeds, we dedicate ourselves to strongly position our clients for success.

Responsiveness to your needs is paramount to our mutual success. Jaffe attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and credentials to litigate nationwide in any state or federal court when necessary, or to engage in any form of alternative dispute resolution. Because businesses are run by people, we provide a full complement of family law, probate, tax, immigration, and criminal defense services. This cross-disciplinary approach makes us a full-service business law firm, ensuring that every angle of your dispute is evaluated and that every issue – obvious or lurking – is resolved.

We represent individuals, closely-held businesses, start-up ventures, and public companies. We have the latest case management systems and the most sophisticated tools to keep us lean, cost-effective, and current. Collectively, our attorneys share many decades of experience resolving high-stakes lawsuits and building an enviable track record of success. Many of our lawyers are long-standing members of the most recognized “Best,” “Top,” and “Super” lawyer recognition lists.

At Jaffe, we know how to mediate and arbitrate. We know how to present deeply complex and technical issues to a jury so that they become compelling, persuasive narratives. Judges know us and respect us, and we pride ourselves on being active in local and national bar associations.

Service Index

  • Administrative matters
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appeals of arbitration and mediation decisions
  • Antitrust litigation
  • Aviation litigation
  • Banking litigation
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency litigation
  • Building and construction litigation
  • Canadian litigation
  • Class actions
  • Contract disputes
  • Construction litigation
  • Corporate and partnership break-ups
  • Criminal defense in regulated professions and businesses
  • Divorce
  • Employment and labor claims
  • Environmental law
  • ERISA claims
  • Family law
  • Finance litigation
  • General commercial litigation
  • Health care and hospital law
  • Immigration Issues
  • Insurance law
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Lease and landlord/tenant disputes
  • Litigation management
  • Minority shareholder oppression litigation
  • Personal injury defense
  • Probate
  • Product liability
  • Real estate and realty development litigation
  • Securities Industry and Enforcement Action litigation
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Unfair competition and antitrust
  • Will contests and probate litigation
  • Zoning law

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Meet Our Team

Representative Matters

  • Represented an out-of-state mortgage broker in a State of Michigan contested administrative proceeding. 
  • Winning a $20 million arbitration award for a national securities firm against a competitor for raiding employees.
  • Helping numerous individuals successfully transition to a new position while navigating contractual and other obligations to the previous employers.
  • Resolving claims related to the sale of collateralized loan obligations for a private equity firm.
  • Obtaining a million-dollar settlement for an individual against his former firm for inaccurately reporting the circumstances of his departure.
  • Resolving state and federal regulatory inquiries for securities professionals.
  • Resolving a Securities and Exchange Commission and PCAOB action for members of a CPA firm.
  • Taking to a full hearing a claim by the Michigan securities regulators that securities were sold in violation of Michigan law.
  • Obtaining the dismissal of State and Federal actions against a real estate developer by an investor who claimed that he had become a partner.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Litigation & Dispute Resolution


July 6, 2022

Patrice Arend & James Rose Named Leaders for Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 6, 2022 — Patrice Arend and James Rose, partners at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., a leading Michigan business law firm, were named the co-practice group leaders of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolutions practice group. Jaffe CEO Mark Cooper made the announcement. As co-practice group leaders, Arend and Rose will ...

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February 18, 2022

Sal Amodeo Joins Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 17, 2022 — Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. has welcomed attorney, Sal Amodeo to the firm. Amodeo joins the firm’s Litigation practice group as an associate attorney. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss made the announcement.  Amodeo brings extensive experience in civil litigation to Jaffe, having litigated cases across the State of Michigan at ...

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December 6, 2021

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C Welcomes Scott Assenmacher

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 6, 2021 — Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. recently welcomed new associate, Scott Assenmacher to the firm’s litigation practice group. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss made the announcement. Assenmacher has over a decade of experience practicing various areas of law as an attorney and law clerk for private companies, public authorities, ...

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