May 3, 2012
-- SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 30, 2012 – Southfield-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. announced today that William E. (Bill) Sider has been elected Chief Executive Officer for a three-year term. He succeeds Richard (Rick) Zussman, who had held the position since 2004 and will continue as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and a practicing attorney in the Real Estate Group.
As Jaffe’s new CEO and a member of its Board of Directors, Sider will be responsible for the growth, strategic development, and day-to-day operations of the 200-person firm. He will also continue to practice law as a member of the Tax Practice Group, specializing in acquisitions, debt restructurings, dispositions and joint ventures. Sider represents private equity firms, venture capitalists, publicly traded real estate investment trusts, technology companies and entrepreneurs.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree with high distinction from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. He also earned his LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
Mr. Sider is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section and American Bar Association Taxation Section.
Michigan-based Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss is recognized throughout the nation as a relationship-
based, highly qualified, full-service business law firm. With an outstanding reputation for providing sophisticated legal services and counsel to businesses of all sizes, family-owned enterprises, individuals and entrepreneurs, Jaffe has more than 100 attorneys in its Southfield, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Philadelphia, and Naples offices.
Among the Firm’s practice areas are appellate, aviation, corporate, criminal, e-commerce, electronic banking, employee benefits, environmental, estate planning, family law, financial services, immigration, insolvency & reorganization, insurance, intellectual property, information technology, litigation, labor, mergers & acquisitions, mortgage banking, property tax appeals, public finance, real estate, securities and tax law.
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