Veteran Commerical Litigation Team Joins Loeb & Loeb Bolstering Practice in DC and LA

Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that a five-lawyer team has joined the firm’s national Litigation Practice. This prominent group includes partners Steven S. Rosenthal, Marc S. Cohen and Tiffany R. Moseley who together bring a wealth of experience in complex commercial litigation across several key areas, including public sector, unclaimed property, bankruptcy and restructuring, white collar and appellate law. Rosenthal and Moseley will be resident in Loeb & Loeb’s Washington, D.C. office while Cohen will practice in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

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Leading Hospitality and Real Estate Partner Peter Benudiz Joins Sidley in Los Angeles

Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Peter Benudiz has joined the firm in Los Angeles as a partner and will be a co-leader of the firm’s more than 100-lawyer global Real Estate practice. Mr. Benudiz was co-head of the Gaming and Hospitality group at his prior firm and has advised clients on numerous high-profile hospitality and real estate transactions. At Sidley, he will be based in the Century City office and will focus on expanding the firm’s global hospitality practice.

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Legendary Entertainment to Be Acquired by Dalian Wanda Group

Chinese real estate and investment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Legendary Entertainment in a deal valued at approximately $3.5 billion. Legendary is a leading independent studio involved in such hits as Godzilla, Inception, Jurassic World, Pacific Rim, Krampus and Straight Outta Compton.

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Financial Services Partner Timothy Spangler Joins Dechert

Dechert LLP is pleased to announce that Timothy Spangler has joined the firm as a partner in the financial services practice group. He advises clients on the structuring and formation of, and investment in, international and domestic private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, venture capital funds and fund-of-funds.

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber and Christie, Parker & Hale Join Forces

Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP and Christie, Parker & Hale LLP announced today they have combined to become Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP. The combination brings together two well-respected law firms creating a top-level Intellectual Property practice group with broad industry and technical depth serving clients across the entire spectrum of IP.

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Blank Rome Welcomes New Partner in Los Angeles

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to welcome Michael C. Cohen to the Firm as a Partner in the Los Angeles office’s Corporate, M&A, and Securities group. Mr. Cohen focuses his practice on a broad range of corporate, real estate, and other business transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, and general outside counsel representation. He joins Blank Rome from Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he was a partner for 16 years and head of the Los Angeles office’s Corporate practice group.

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