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 Honigman attorney appointed to board of NEXTGen Detroit

Joshua S. Weinberg, an attorney in the Real Estate Department of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, has been appointed to the NEXTGen Detroit board. This organization, which is a part of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, attracts and engages the next generation of Jewish Detroiters through innovative programs and initiatives.

Weinberg focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, financing and leasing matters. He earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. from Yeshiva University.
 

Firm names winners of entrepreneurship challenge at showcase

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, in partnership with the Michigan Corps, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and other local businesses and philanthropic partners, announced the winners of the 2014 Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge during a Social Entrepreneurship Showcase held at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit on Friday, June 20, 2014.
 
As part of Jaffe’s partnership, Jaffe CEO Bill Sider presented Owen & Abby, a producer of handcrafted furniture and home furnishings, The Jaffe Right Start Prize. This award features a complete legal review of the company by Jaffe’s attorneys, in addition to a provision of legal services tailored to the winner’s specific business needs valued at $5,000. Awarded the Jaffe Right Start Prize for its innovative business model, Owen & Abby create their products by using reclaimed materials from abandoned homes to provide employment for homeless or at-risk women seeking stabilization and self-sufficiency.

“We are eager to begin working with Owen & Abby,” said Jaffe CEO Bill Sider. “This competition is a great catalyst to advance our communities with innovative companies, and we are honored to be a partner in supporting this effort.”
 

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