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Law firm grows Detroit presence with Grand Circus Park office

Michigan-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C. announced today that it is growing its Detroit presence with a move of its existing Downtown Detroit location to a new location in the historic Grand Park Centre building and the relocation and addition of a number of Jaffe attorneys covering multiple specialties. 

“Our clients are more active in Detroit than ever before and this new office will allow us to provide them with the highest level of support and service,” said firm CEO?William Sider.  “Many of them are at the forefront of reshaping the city. They are driving growth and commerce, building and redeveloping real estate, and expanding their physical footprint. Our relocated office will not only provide those clients with better and more efficient access to our services, it will better position Jaffe for the rapid development we see in the medical, technology, IP, manufacturing and entrepreneurial start-up areas. We look forward to working with our clients from our new Detroit office, as well as our existing locations in Southfield, Ann Arbor and Naples.”

Built in 1922, the 18-story, 180,000-square-foot building was originally constructed as the world headquarters for Stroh’s Brewing Company. It is located just steps away from Grand Circus Park and a short walk from Comerica Park, Ford Field and the Detroit Red Wings new arena and entertainment district.

“The firm was founded in Detroit in 1968 and we are still very much rooted in the city,” said founding partner Ira Jaffe. “The energy in Detroit today mirrors the entrepreneurial spirit that has driven our firm’s growth for the last 47 years.  Our new office will reflect that spirit and our commitment to supporting both the needs of our clients and the greater community.”

Jaffe expects to move from its current office in the Guardian Building to its new space in Grand Park Centre in February 2016.


Michigan Department of Corrections seeks new slogan for mission

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Corrections is seeking a new slogan to better reflect its mission of prisoner rehabilitation.

About 300 corrections workers submitted 550 suggestions for the new slogan. Now the department wants the public to help select a winner out of a pool of 10 finalists.

Department spokesman Chris Gautz says that some corrections officers didn’t like the old motto, “help make things right,” because it sounded like the workers were a part of what was wrong.

Corrections officials decided it was time to find a new slogan after Heidi Washington took over as director of the department in May.

An online poll will be open until Jan. 8 and the winning slogan will be announced later that month.


Holiday Hours

All offices of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be CLOSED on the following days:
Friday, December 25, 2015 -- Christmas Day
Friday, January 1, 2016 -- New Year's Day


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