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Jaffe authors Chambers Regional Real Estate Guide for Michigan

 The Real Estate Practice Group of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. has authored the “2018 Chambers USA Regional Real Estate Guide for Michigan.” Developed by four legal real estate experts from Jaffe, the guide provides easily accessible information on navigating the legal system when conducting real estate business in the state and helps explain local laws that are crucial for those doing business in the area.

The 2018 Chambers Regional Real Estate Guide for Michigan is available at http://www.jaffelaw.com.                                                                  

In the guide, which supplies definitive law guides of comparative analysis from top ranked lawyers around the globe, Jaffe Partners Trey Brice, Milton I. Kovinsky, Mark P. Krysinski and Mark D. Rubenfire provide insight on Michigan real estate trends, laws, regulations and more through the following eight sections:

• General – covering significant trends and the impact of new U.S. tax law changes;

• Sale and Purchase – featuring insight on ownership structures, jurisdictional requirements, rules for foreign investors, environmental assessment and more;

• Real Estate Finance – offering information on acquisitions and taxes of commercial real estate, regulations for foreign lenders, security, and borrower liability;

• Planning and Zoning – containing expert advice on legislative and governmental controls applicable to design and construction, working with authorities and enforcement of restrictions on development;

• Investment Vehicles – sharing guidance on types of entities available to investors to hold real estate assets, plus applicable tax benefits, costs and governance requirements;

• Commercial Leases – detailing the types of commercial leases in Michigan, plus regulations, terms and in-depth detail on rent variations and issues;

• Construction – defining common structures used to price projects, management of risk and more; and

• Tax – discussing various aspects of corporate real estate tax, liability, benefits, foreign investor specifics, reform and more.


Foley named a ‘Best Law Firm for Women’

Foley has been recognized as a “best law firm for women” for the sixth consecutive year by “Working Mother” magazine.

The annual “Working Mother” “Best Law Firms for Women” ranking highlights the top 60 law firms that define and implement best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers. Firms are measured by female representation in the workforce; time-off and leaves; child care; flexibility; leadership, compensation and advancement of women; and development and retention of women.

Foley offers an array of career programs and initiatives, along with family-oriented benefits and policies, to support the retention and advancement of working women and parent attorneys. In addition, Foley has business and leadership development offerings for women attorneys, including a management development series.

All firms named to the Working Mother “2018 Best Law Firms for Women” ranking will be honored at an awards luncheon on October 26, 2018 at The Peninsula Chicago.


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