Shaheen, Jacobs & Ross, P.C. is dedicated to handling transactional and litigation matters for its banking, business and real estate clients utilizing the diligence and deep expertise more typically attributed to larger, more costly law firms. Since 1988, SJR’s competence and integrity have been acknowledged to meet the highest level of practice standards attained by the best law firms recognized by the top AV law firm rating. SJR's work ethic is practical, results-driven, and cost effective. Clients immediately recognize and appreciate SJR’s professionalism, responsiveness, and thoroughness while being kept well-informed and involved in their ongoing legal affairs. SJR has earned longstanding client loyalty from both its large institutional clientele, of national stature, as well as from its medium and small sized, locally based clients.



With roots established in 1952 by Joseph Shaheen, Esq., on April 1, 1985, Michael A. Jacobs and Steven P. Ross, entered into the partnership which is now known as Shaheen, Jacobs & Ross, P.C. ("SJR"). Mike and Steve previously had begun their legal careers in the same "boutique" law firm in Southfield, Michigan, concentrating in banking, business and real estate law. SJR’s representation of banks and businesses has continued to evolve as demonstrated by the addition of partners Michael J. Thomas (1987) and William R. Huffman (2001), and of associates Melissa M. Perkins (2001) and Eric J. Carmichael (2006), and of Richard E. Shaw (2006) as of counsel to the SJR Legal Team.

Mike Jacobs passed away, after 17 years of practicing law, on February 27, 1992. From the old two story brick firehouse building on a downtown street corner of Detroit, where the firm had practiced law since 1988, the firm moved, in 2001, to its larger accommodations in The Ford Building (Congress and Griswold Streets). In addition to its banking practice, Shaheen, Jacobs & Ross, P.C. takes great pride in providing both transactional and litigation services to many other businesses and individuals in the areas of business and real estate law. "Financial, real estate, and business law" succinctly describes the focus of our practice.