SOUTHFIELD, MI—Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C has welcomed five new associates to its Southfield office. Yohana Iyob will join the firm’s litigation and employment practice groups, Andrew Keating will join the litigation practice group, Killian Kosik will join the real estate practice group, and Will Friedman and Aaron Miller will join the corporate practice group. Jaffe CEO Mark Cooper made the announcement.
Iyob has held various legal positions since 2017 including judicial intern at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, legal assistant at Fiat Chrysler Automotive and paralegal at Hudson Law Group. Throughout her career, she has worked in various areas of practice, including property, family and immigration, employment and benefits, and environmental law. She earned her J.D. with honors from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Kalamazoo College.
Before joining Jaffe, Keating worked at Fink Bressack as a law clerk drafting briefs for state and federal litigation cases and conducting litigation-related research. He earned his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and a bachelor’s degree in economics and English from the University of Michigan. During his time at Wayne State, he served as a judicial intern for Judge Nancy G. Edmunds for the Eastern District of Michigan and as a research assistant to professor Stephen Calkins.
Kosik previously worked as a legal intern for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. His responsibilities included researching legal cases, drafting legal documents, reviewing Suspicious Activity Reports and more. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and was a member of the Law and Economics Society. In addition, he graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business with a Bachelor of Business and Administration.
In his most recent position, Friedman worked at the United States Agency for Global Media as a legal intern for the office of the general counsel. In this role, he conducted legal research in various areas of administrative law, drafted various legal documents and aided discovery motions. He also served as a student attorney for the Georgetown Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Legal Clinic, counseling local nonprofits in their entity formation and helping them obtain 501C3 nonprofit status. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and hospitality and tourism from the College of Charleston.
Miller began his legal career as a student attorney at Michigan Legal Services. Most recently, he held the role of legal extern at the National Labor Relations Board—performing legal research, evaluating case submissions and drafting various legal documents. He earned his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a focus on business management and finance from the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business.