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Mr. Alter specializes in complex commercial litigation matters, including banking, restructuring, real estate, partnership, insurance, minority oppression, shareholder and royalty disputes, and various types of alternate dispute resolution. He has been selected by courts (or by counsel) to serve as a facilitator, mediator or arbitrator in more than 70 cases.
His career successes cover a spectrum of challenging business litigation matters, including restructuring, royalty disputes, fraud and contract breaches where the stakes have been high.
Over the past six years, he has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America, by dBusiness and Super Lawyers magazines, including the prestigious distinction of being selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan for 2009 and 2012.
Mr. Alter is a magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, where he received the Endowed Prize in Politics, and earned his law degree from Columbia University Law School. He was president of The Oakland County Bar Association from July 2011 to June 2012. He also was President of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit from 2004 to 2007.
U.S. District Court
Western District of Michigan
Eastern District of Michigan
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Southern District of Texas
District of Puerto Rico
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Oakland County Bar Association
Vice President (2009-2010)
Board of Directors (2002-2012)
American Inns of Court, Oakland County Chapter - Master/Master Emeritus and Executive Committee (2002-present)
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2014
Best Lawyers in America, Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan, 2009, 2012-2014
Michigan Super Lawyer, 2007-2014
dbusiness Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015
Oakland County Bar Association's Frances R. Avadenka Memorial Award, 2008
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit's Fred M. Butzel Award for Outstanding Service, 2011
State of Israel Bonds, Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award, 2007
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
Chairman of Executive Committee (2007-2010)
Vice President (1996-2001; 2002-2004)
Anti-Defamation League (Michigan), President
Sinai Hospital of Detroit Board of Trustees and Strategic Planning Committee, Former Member
National Anti-Defamation League Executive Committee and National Board of Commissioners, (1982-Present)
United Jewish Communities Board of Trustees, Member (2004-2007)
Jaffe Raitt Heuer and Weiss was founded in 1968 by energetic attorneys with a common vision and goal to create a law firm dedicated to providing innovative and responsive legal services. While our practice has continually evolved to meet the ever-changing demands of the business community, our entrepreneurial spirit remains a driving force as we meet the needs of our clients, large and small.