American Bar Honors Partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss


SOUTHFIELD — The American Bar Association Business Law Section has awarded Paul Hage, a partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss with the Kathryn R. Hedit Memorial Award.

Each year, the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the Business Law Section nationally recognizes one young lawyer who has made outstanding contributions within the business bankruptcy community. The Kathryn R. Hedit Memorial Award is the highest recognition given by the organization, and is in memory of Hedit, a former chair of the Business Bankruptcy Committee.

“Paul’s dedication to servicing his clients and advancing the industry inspires us all at Jaffe,” said Bill Sider, CEO of Jaffe. “We are very proud of Paul for this well-deserved national recognition, which is one of many more to celebrate as he continues to flourish in his practice.”

Hage represents asset purchasers, creditors’ committees, debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings nationwide.

A frequent writer and speaker in the area of bankruptcy law, serves as newsletter editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Unsecured Trade Creditor’s Committee, a coordinating editor for the ABI Journal, a member of the editorial advisory board for the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice and a contributing editor for both the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law and the Norton Bankruptcy Law & Practice.

Hage is serving as president of the Michigan Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, which is a leading global organization dedicated to turnaround management, corporate restructuring and distressed investing disciplines.  Additionally, Mr. Hage is the co-chair of the Claims and Priorities Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Business Bankruptcy Committee.

Hage earned his bachelor’s degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University and his juris doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Upon completion of law school,  Hage continued his education and earned his master of laws in bankruptcy from St. John’s University School of Law.