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Jaron is a shareholder in Smith Haughey’s Holland office, practicing in the areas of business, securities, and real estate law. He specializes in for profit and nonprofit entity formation, planning, governance, purchases and sales; nonprofit securities offerings; commercial contracts, transactions, and lending; private equity investments; and real estate purchases, sales, leasing and development.

Jaron’s business includes advising his clients in general business planning and transactions, from entity formation to sale and everything in between. He also has considerable experience advising nonprofits in their corporate matters, and has a specialized expertise in the issuance of debt securities by nonprofit issuers across the country. He also advises local, regional and national financial institutions, private lenders and borrowers concerning commercial lending issues and commercial finance documentation. His real estate experience includes assisting  clients in the purchase, sale, leasing and development of real estate, including like-kind exchanges. Jaron often works with family offices in many of the above areas as well as in private equity investments.


Previous Experience

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Ottawa County Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Benjamin's Hope, Board Member (2014-Present)
  • North Country Trail Association, Board Member (2012-Present); First Vice President (2014-Present)
  • Holland Area Chamber of Commerce (1997-Present); Leadership Holland Government Day, Chair (2001); Leadership Holland Government Day, Vice Chair (2000); Member of Leadership Holland Class of 2000
  • Leadership West Michigan, Member of Class of 2006
  • Culture Works, Board Member (2011-2014)
  • Greater Holland Area Young Life, Executive Committee (2008-2011)
  • Holland Historical Trust, Board of Trustees (2007-2010); Vice Chairman of the Board (2008-2010)
  • Urban Youth Ministries, Board Member (2007-2010)
  • Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity, Board Member (2005-2007)

Education

  • Dordt College (B.A., 1992)   
  • Case Western Reserve University (J.D., 1996)      

Admitted

  • Ohio, 1996
  • Michigan, 1998

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