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White Collar Criminal Defense

For anyone who is the subject or target of a white collar criminal investigation, the experience can be life-altering. The consequences of a conviction are very serious for individuals and business entities alike. But even if a client is able to prevail at trial, or if no charges are ever brought, there are often enormous costs. Simply being subjected to a state or federal criminal investigation can be an ordeal—investigations tend to be expensive, protracted and stressful. Government investigators delve deep into otherwise private communications and business decisions, and normal business activity can be sidelined or even ruined. Even if a client did nothing wrong, investigations can be disruptive and distracting, and things can go “off the rails” if the government believes that the client is being uncooperative or not forthcoming.

At Jaffe, we are experienced and adept at helping clients navigate these challenges. We have been at the forefront of white collar criminal defense for more than 25 years. Our team includes a distinguished former federal prosecutor who served at the United States Department of Justice and in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan. The Firm has successfully represented corporations, executives, individuals, and public officials in a wide range of federal and state prosecutions and investigations and has conducted internal investigations for corporations throughout the world. The deep experience and sound judgment of our white collar defense lawyers result in industry-leading credibility and effectiveness in dealing with the government.

Jaffe’s white collar, tax and securities defense team includes a highly-experienced lawyer who has tried over a hundred cases in federal and state courts, earning consistent recognition by legal and industry directories such as Best Lawyers in America, Business Top Lawyers, and Michigan Super Lawyers.

Service Index:

  • Pre-indictment Investigations
  • Preliminary examinations
  • Grand jury proceedings
  • Dismissal and plea negotiations
  • Motion practice
  • Jury and non-jury trial
  • Sentencing

White Collar Criminal Defense

White Collar Criminal Defense


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 Super Lawyers”

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 25, 2021 – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., a full-service business law firm, announced today that 18 of the firm’s attorneys were recognized in the 2021 “Michigan Super Lawyers” list by Super Lawyers®. Jaffe CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss made the announcement. “Jaffe is committed to providing clients with great professional legal ...

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November 19, 2020

14 Jaffe Attorneys Named as 2021 Top Lawyers by Dbusiness

SOUTHFIELD, MICH., November 19, 2020 – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. CEO Jeffrey M. Weiss announced that 14 attorneys were recognized as 2021 Top Lawyers by DBusiness. The Top Lawyers list is compiled via a peer review survey, polling nearly 20,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties. Each attorney was asked ...

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