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Firm Co-Sponsors Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge

Local legal firm Jaffe to offer legal services package to winning entrepreneur of the nation's first state-wide social entrepreneurship contest.
In partnership with the Michigan Corps, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and other local businesses and philanthropic partners, Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, & Weiss announced its co-sponsorship of the Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge during a press conference last Thursday conducted at Tech Town Detroit.

The Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge invites individuals and teams to submit plans for an emerging idea or existing venture with a sustainable solution to a clearly defined social problem in areas including, but not limited to, chronic unemployment, health and nutrition, the environment, urban revitalization and education. Participants will compete for more than $60,000 in prizes--including a tailored package of legal services from Jaffe, which will help ensure a solid legal and business foundation for the winner's future success.

"We are honored to be a sponsor of the Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge," said Jaffe CEO Bill Sider. "Our team is inspired by the ingenuity and innovative concepts that social entrepreneurs bring to our communities. We look forward to working closely with the winner to help amplify their success.

Jaffe Partner Jennifer Oertel will work closely with the winning team to help launch and grow the social venture. Oertel leads Jaffe's Tax Exempt Practice Group, counseling a wide variety of nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout the nation, including family foundations, cultural institutions, and other educational, religious and social impact organizations. Oertel and the practice group counsel their clients in federal tax exemption qualification and compliance, corporate formation, nonprofit corporate governance, joint ventures, fund investment management issues, program related investments, employment and compensation issues, and charitable solicitation registration.

Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

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