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Honigman partner elected secretary/treasurer of SBM’s Environmental Law Section

S. Lee Johnson, a partner in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP’s environmental practice group, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan for 2012-2013.  This section provides education, information and analysis about issues of concern through meetings, seminars, its website, public service programs and publication of the Michigan Environmental Law Journal.

Johnson counsels large and small manufacturers, real estate developers, mining firms and utilities regarding environmental regulation with particular emphasis on air pollution regulation, and the environmental aspects of commercial transactions.  He also represents businesses and individuals in administrative disputes with state and federal environmental regulatory agencies.

He is also past chair of the Environmental Law Section’s Air Committee, a member of the American Bar Association’s Environment, Energy and Resources Section and past chair of the Air and Waste Management Association’s East Michigan Chapter.

Johnson earned a J.D from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. in communication and philosophy from Michigan State University.

Cupcake pioneer addresses gathering hosted by Jaffe firm

Just Baked CEO Pam Turkin recently spoke at the Women’s Wine & Cheese Series hosted by the Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss Women’s Caucus Group on October 17. The program was coordinated by Alicia Schehr and Sarah Weston, Jaffe partners and co-organizers of the Women’s Caucus Group.

“Pam Turkin became a metro Detroit success story by turning her local bakery into a national cupcake empire,” said Weston. “By sharing her business experiences, we gained new insights that we can apply to our own career aspirations.”

Approximately 70 local women business leaders attended the event, which was held at Jaffe’s Southfield office. The evening provided a networking opportunity for attendees, and Turkin discussed her unique story on building a thriving business.

This was the first event for the Women’s Caucus Group, which plans to host quarterly programs as part of its speaker series. The group aims to advance women’s professional goals by providing support, networking, and educational opportunities through valuable programming.